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

However, a number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the lockdown. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.

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.

Somersham King's Head

Somersham King's Head

Closed early 20th century.

Main Rd

grid reference TM 085 486

The building is thought to have been constructed as a farmhouse in the 15th or early 16th century.

It isn't completely clear which of the buildings in the picture constituted the pub. The section set back from the road is now Street Farm. In one of the old photographs, it can be seen to have a sign, but this cannot be read. The section to the left, running out to the road now makes up part of what's called King's Cottage. This has been extended relatively recently, with a well-integrated extension along the road to the west (not visible in the modern photos). Although this extension looks like part of the original building, old maps show that it must date from some time after 1970.

I always thought it was almost opposite the Duke of Marlborough…

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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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)

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