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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 difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Clare Millers' Arms

Clare Millers' Arms

also traded as Cricketer's Arms

closed 1964

opened 1834

Stoke Rd

grid reference TL 759 446

The Millers' Arms may also be listed as being in Nethergate Street.

The original name was given to it by Richard Linsell, an Essex cricket player, who had the cottage built in 1834 and licensed it as the Cricketer's Arms[1].

It's shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. Larger map

old OS map







[1] From "The life of Richard Linsell, the Essex Cricketer, Pedestrian, and Quoit Player":

In 1834, he entered upon a new speculation. He built a cottage about half-a-mile out of Clare, and obtained without any difficulty, a full licence to it; and from his love of cricket, called it "The Cricketers' Arms."Thanks to Graham Jolliffe for this information

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

Historical detail found in Clare Book II streets

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.