Photo of Magpie Inn

grid reference TM 050 577

opened before 1619

owner Free House

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(Times last updated 31/07/2017)

regular real ales

GK IPA and Doombar [H]

guest beers

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 sold

Real Ale is available here

1 Combs Ford, IP14 2AP

01449 612727

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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 Beer served through handpulls

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Separate public bar Separate public bar

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

dogs-unwelcome Dogs are not welcome

children-welcome Family friendly

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

station 0.8 mile away Railway station about 0.8 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

Cash machine available (a charge may apply) Cash machine available (a charge may apply)

parking parking

(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".