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Stonham Parva Magpie

previously known as: Pie Inn

Real Ale

Norwich Rd, IP14 5JY

grid reference TM 119 604

opened Pre-1481

bar / diner

(details under review)

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opening hours:

  • 11-11 (0.30 Fri & Sat)
(Times last updated 05/07/2016)

listed building grade II


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Local licensing authority for Stonham Parva is Mid Suffolk

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.



last updated 11/08/2016

Reopened in June 2016.

Now offering food and drinks from a refurbished bar and also has a separate room for playing traditional pub games.

The pub has an unusual (Grade II Listed) sign which spans the road. The building dates from the 15th century, with 16th and 19th century additions.

Within living memory, a live magpie was confined within a cage on the pub's wall as a living pub-sign.

According to Alfred Hedges' 1976 book "Inns an Inn Signs of Norfolk and Suffolk", this is one of only a dozen remaining pubs in the country with a sign spanning the road. So probably fewer today....

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

Real fire Real fire

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

station 4.90 miles away Railway station about 4.90 miles away (see public transport tab for details)

parking parking

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area


(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)


Note

The name may refer to an ancient meaning for the word magpie, "a half pint".