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Combs Ford Magpie Inn

Real Ale

1 Combs Ford, IP14 2AP

01449 612727

grid reference TM 050 577

opened before 1619

owner Free House

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opening hours:

  • Mon: 1200-2300
  • Tue: closed
  • Wed-Thu: 1200-2300
  • Fri: 1200-2330
  • Sat: 1200-0000
  • Sun: 1200-2230

food times:

  • 12-3; 6-8.30ish; closed all day Tuesday
(Times last updated 30/07/2014)

regular real ales

GK IPA and Doombar [H]

guest beers

4 guests regularly changing.

listed building grade II

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Combs Ford is part of the Stowmarket parish

Local licensing authority for Combs Ford is Mid Suffolk
last updated 26/09/2015

A large Free House, serving at least 6 real ales, with four guest beers generally available.

Offers a variety of drinking areas including a garden 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 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.

FROM THE 1ST MAY 2014 THIS PUB OFFERS 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

Traditional separate public bar Traditional separate public bar

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

dogs-unwelcome Dogs are not welcome

children-welcome Children are welcome

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)

Car park Car park

(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".