Combs Live & Let Livehistorical era: late 20th century
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last updated 17/07/2017
Originally only a beerhouse, the Live & Let Live got its full license on March 2nd 1960.
Although a closure date of 1990 has been quoted for the pub, it was certainly still open in 1998 when Finborough resident John Peel presented Radio Four's Down Your Way from Combs, as he interviewed the then landlady, Pat Cobbold, in the pub. Though as she was about to retire after running it for 37 years, it may be that it closed on her retirement.
It was John's favourite pub.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)