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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.

Clare Boar & Griffon

Clare Boar & Griffon

Closed pre-1840.

opened 16th century

Well Ln

grid reference TL 769 452

Now used as a shop, the building dates from the 16th century. It isn't marked on any available OS map (at least as early as 1886) so must have closed a long time ago.

The total extent of the inn isn't entirely certain, as no records make it clear. It may have only been part of the timbered section or it may have been the whole.

This 16th century building was refronted in the 18th century. One addition to the south-west was probably a stable block with a carriage entrance. Through the carriage entrance lies a 4-gabled block (now used as garages).

It was once a very important house in Clare. A record dated 1622 tells of a Gabriel Golding paying a rent of 4s.1d to Clare Honor for this, his 'chief house'…

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

Historical detail found in Clare Book II streets

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