grid reference TM 050 577
opened before 1619
owner Free House
Data from the Food Standards Agency live feed.
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- Mon: 1200-2300
- Tue: 1600-2300
- Wed-Thu: 1200-2300
- Fri-Sat: 1200-0000
- Sun: 1200-2230
- 12-3; 6-8.30ish; closed all day Tuesday
regular real ales
GK IPA and Doombar [H]
4 guests regularly changing.
listed building grade II
Combs Ford is part of the Stowmarket parish
Local licensing authority for Combs Ford is Mid Suffolk
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 21/01/2020
Combs Ford Magpie Inn
Real Ale is available here
1 Combs Ford, IP14 2AP
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.
Since May 1st 2014, the pub has offered a discount to CAMRA members. Please show your current membership card when ordering.
Beer served through handpulls
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Restaurant or separate dining area
Separate public bar
Traditional pub games available
Dogs are not welcome
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Railway station about 0.8 mile away (see public transport tab for details)
Cash machine available (a charge may apply)
(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)
The name may refer to an ancient meaning for the word magpie, "a half pint".