Stonham Parva Magpie
previously known as: Pie InnReal Ale
Norwich Rd, IP14 5JY
grid reference TM 119 604
bar / diner
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- 11-11 (0.30 Fri & Sat)
listed building grade II
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Local licensing authority for Stonham Parva is Mid Suffolk
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 15/03/2017
Now offering food and drinks from a refurbished bar, the Magpie 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
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Restaurant or separate dining area
Separate public bar
Traditional pub games available
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Railway station about 4.9 miles away (see public transport tab for details)
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)
The name may refer to an ancient meaning for the word magpie, "a half pint".