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Important Covid information

Due to the latest lockdown regulations, pubs can no longer sell alcohol for takeaway or click & collect. Delivery is still permitted, as is the sale of takeaway food. We will update all entries on this site over the next few days to take account of the new situation.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Barking Blackbirds (Birds)

Barking Blackbirds (Birds)

also traded as Blackbird

closed 1965

opened 1860s

Barking Rd

grid reference TM 066 523

Now residential, the Blackbirds was originally only licensed as a beerhouse; it only got a full license on February 8th 1956, according to the Stow licensing records. It was known locally just as "the Birds".

It's shown here as a beerhouse on an OS map of the 1890s. (interactive map)

old OS map

Map

map

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Landlords

Landlords

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

(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

Opening date from A Survey of Suffolk Parish History.

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

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