In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
A number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the Covid-19 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.
closed 24th June 1954.
last owner/operator: Lacon's
grid reference TM 073 785
The Magpie closed in 1954 due to "lack of trade". Unsurprising, given the pub's remote location. Though historically, before the mass-migration from the land in the mid-20th century, there were probably a lot of people hereabouts.
It's shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
The name may refer to an ancient meaning for the word magpie, "a half pint".
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
Closure date from Hartismere licensing records.