In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
A number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the Covid-19 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.
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
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....
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
- Traditional pub games available
Railway station about 4.9 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
A historic Inn, post office and posting house. It's shown on the 1904 OS map as "Stonham Pie Inn".
The pub may also be listed on Turnpike Road.
Nathaniel Studd hath newly fitted up, and genteelly furnished his House, the Pye Inn at Little Stonham.Ipswich Journal, October 27th 1764***
To be let and entered upon immediately the Pye, Stonham, the old established INN and premises, well situated for the posting business, between Scole, Inn, Ipswich and Copdock, with about 3 acres of arable land. It will require from £1000 to £1200 to carry on trade.Ipswich Journal, April 1815**
To be sold by auction, under a writ of Execution, the valuable live and dead stock, household furniture, linen, plate, china, stock in trade and other effects of Mrs Elizabeth Robinson, at the Pye Inn, Stonham…
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)