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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.

Combs Live & Let Live

Combs Live & Let Live

Closed post-1998.

Park Rd

grid reference TM 039 565

Originally only a beerhouse, the Live & Let Live got its full license on March 2nd 1960.

Although a closure date of 1990 has been quoted for the pub, it was certainly still open in 1998 when Great Finborough resident John Peel presented Radio Four's Down Your Way from Combs, as he interviewed the then landlady, Pat Cobbold, in the pub. Though as she was about to retire after running it for 37 years, it may be that it closed on her retirement. It was John's favourite pub.

Now residential, it's shown here on an old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

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