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Stonham Parva Magpie

Stonham Parva Magpie

formerly Pie Inn

Real Ale is sold here.

Norwich Rd, IP14 5JY

grid reference TM 119 604

bar / diner, opened Pre-1481

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(01449) 711989

(01449) 711989

Now offering food and drinks from a refurbished bar, the Magpie also has a separate room for playing traditional pub games.

The pub has an unusual (Grade II Listed) sign which spans the road. The building dates from the 15th century, with 16th and 19th century additions.

Within living memory, a live magpie was confined within a cage on the pub's wall as a living pub-sign.

According to Alfred Hedges' 1976 book "Inns an Inn Signs of Norfolk and Suffolk", this is one of only a dozen remaining pubs in the country with a sign spanning the road. So probably fewer today....

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

Footnote

The name may refer to an ancient meaning for the word magpie, "a half pint".

(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)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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