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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.

Update: pubs which are known to have reopened are now also listed. Please let Tony know if you know of pubs not listed that have reopened.

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.

Combs Ford Magpie

Combs Ford Magpie

Real Ale is sold here.

1 Combs Rd, IP14 2AP

grid reference TM 050 577

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

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)

(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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