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Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. 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.

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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