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A large Free House, serving at least 6 real ales. Currently Doombar, Hancocks HB, Green King IPA and Adnams Southwold are normally resident, with guest ales that are constantly changing.
Offers a variety of drinking areas with two main bars and an interesting range of food in the restaurant, A full traditional Carvery every Sunday (with 3 meats carved for you and help yourself FRESH vegetables). Booking is always advisable to secure a table.
Live entertainment every Thursday, 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.
GK IPA and Abbot Ale [H]
listed building grade II
Combs Ford is part of the Stowmarket parish
Local licensing authority for Combs Ford is Mid Suffolk
last updated 27/01/2014
(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".