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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Mellis Falcon

Mellis Falcon

closed 13th May 1925.

Mellis Green

grid reference TM 102 747

The Falcon was closed in 1925 as part of a scheme to reduce the number of alcohol licenses.

The pub is shown (but not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map

Family history research has revealed that in 1881, my great, great, great grandfather lived in the village. The 1881 census shows that his cottage was on The Common next to The Falcon P.H. I visited the site recently and there is indeed a Falcon Cottage standing next to where my ancestor lived and maybe the building which once did service as the pub. It stands on the north side of the road from Yaxley, mid-way between the railway crossing and the T-junction at the end of Mellis Road. There is an area of common land to the north of this road and the Falcon P.H…

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(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

Closure date from Hartismere licensing records.

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