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Combs Ford Magpie

Combs Ford Magpie

Real Ale is sold here.

1 Combs Rd, IP14 2AP

opened before 1619

(01449) 612727

(01449) 612727

A large Free House, serving at least 6 real ales, with four guest beers generally available.

It offers a variety of drinking areas including two main bars and a garden, and has an interesting range of food in the restaurant.

There's a full traditional Carvery every Sunday (with 3 meats carved for you and you can help yourself to fresh vegetables). Booking is always advisable to secure a table.

There's live entertainment most Fridays, from bands to karaoke, all semi professionals, including Jazz, Soul, Motown, Reggae, rock, etc with the occasional Sunday afternoon Jazz, and Friday/Saturday music.

The building dates from the early 17th century, with late 20th century alterations.

There's an annual gin festival, with over 240 different types available.…

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Historical interest

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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)

(detailed information from Neil Langridge - and also Brian Southgate - see their book "Stowmarket, Combs and Stowupland Pubs" published by Polstead Press in 2009)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)

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