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Closed Pubs

Pubs closed in Huntingdonshire since 1976

The following pubs have been closed during the time the Huntingdonshire CAMRA branch has been active.

Gone but not forgotten!

Pub Owner Closed Picture
Blue Ball, Toseland Greene King February 1976
Royal Oak, Wennington Manns approx. 1982
Three Shuttles, Tilbrook Charles Wells June 1988
Half Moon, Kimbolton Charles Wells August 1988
Engine and Tender, St Neots James Paine August 1988
Green Man, Gamlingay Greene King February 1989
Cross Keys, Neots James Paine February 1989
Royal Oak, St. Neots James Paine February 1989
Lion Hotel, Ramsey Free House February 1989
Red Cow, Covington Charles Wells May 1989
Plough, Great Gransden Greene King June 1989
Fountain, Gamlingay Charles Wells April 1990
Coach and Horses, Huntingdon Free House February 1992
Rose, Bassingbourn Whitbread June 1992
Unicorn, Kings Ripton Free House September 1992
Cockney Pride, St. Neots Free House November 1992
Chequers, Fenstanton Charles Wells January 1993
Manchester Arms, Tilbrook Free House February 1993
Bell, Stonely Charles Wells March 1993
New Tavern, Great Staughton Charles Wells January 1994
Fox, Bourn Greene King August 1995
Falcon, Buckden Charles Wells October 1995
Antelope, Bassingbourn Charles Wells January 1996
Downing Arms, Tadlow Free House January 1996
Cromwells, Huntingdon Pubmaster May 1996
Alconbury Hill Hotel, Alconbury Free House January 1997
Crown, Alconbury Pubmaster January 1997
Stag And Hounds, Oldhurst Pubmaster February 1997
Chestnuts, Needingworth Free House March 1997
Woolpack, Eynesbury Greene King January 1998
Blue Ball, St. Neots Greene King July 1998
Wheatsheaf, St. Neots Greene King December 1998
Spread Eagle, Croxton Greene King January 1999
Black Bull, St Ives Pubmaster 2000
Golden Miller, Longstowe Free House February 2000
Crown, Hail Weston Charles Wells July 2001
Angel, St. Neots Charles Wells/Free House November 2001
Queen Victoria, St Neots Tolly Cobbold/Pubmaster November 2002
Monagu Arms, Grafham Free House 2002
Coneygeare, Eynesbury Free House 2002
Bell, Southoe Charles Wells April 2002
Tudor Hotel, Fenstanton Free House 2004
Harrier, Brampton Free House September 2004
Spread Eagle, Buckden Charles Wells December 2004
Kisby's Hut, Papworth Everard Free House 2006
Bell, Eaton Socon Charles Wells July 2006
Three Horseshoes, Southoe Free House August 2007
The Sun, Huntingdon Free House 2014
Territorial, Huntingdon Charles Wells September 2015

Some further details

Blue Ball, Toseland
Closed in February 1976. The first pub the newly formed St Neots branch fought to save. We lost that battle, but have won others.
Royal Oak, Wennington
Closed in the early 1980's.
Three Shuttles, Tilbrook
In the Good Beer Guide for 11 consequtive years 1975 - 1985. Closed June 1988.
Half Moon, Kimbolton
In the Good Beer Guide for 10 consequtive years 1975 - 1984. Closed August 1988.
Engine and Tender, St Neots
Closed August 1988, and now a car park!
Green Man, Gamlingay
Cross Keys, St Neots
A historic coaching inn - closed February 1989 - now a shopping mall!
Royal Oak, St Neots
Closed February 1989 - now a building society!
Lion Hotel, Ramsey Closed February 1989.
Plough, Great Gransden Closed June 1989.
Rose, Bassingbourn Closed June 1992. Now a private house.
Unicorn, Kings Ripton Closed September 1992. Now a private house.
Bell, Stonely Closed March 1993. Now a private house.
New Tavern, Great Staughton Closed January 1994. Now a private house.
Falcon, Buckden Closed October 1995. Now a private house. The first on two pubs Charles Wells closed in Buckden. The second, the Speread Eagle was closed in 2003.
Antelope, Bassingbourn Closed January 1996. Now a private house.
Fox, Bourne Closed August 1995.
Downing Arms, Tadlow Known locally as "The Scratching Cat" because locals did not recognise the Griffin on the pub sign, the emblem of Downing College, the pubs owner. Closed January 1996.
Stag And Hounds, OldhurstClosed February 1997. Now a private house.
Woolpack, Eynesbury Closed January 1998. Now a kindagarten.
Blue Ball, St. Neots
Birthplace of the Huntingdonshire branch of CAMRA in 1974! Closed July 1998. Now a private house.
Wheatsheaf, St. Neots
In the Good Beer Guide for 15 consequtive years 1981 - 1995. Closed December 1998. Now a private house.

Three Horseshoes, Abbots Ripton. Closed from 1999 - 2004 - and then reopened! A rare victory!
Spread Eagle, Croxton. Closed Janurary 1999. For many years it remained derelict and unused. Now being developed into a residential dwelling.
Black Bull, St Ives. Converted into an Indian restaurant in 2000.
Golden Miller, Longstowe
In the Good Beer Guide for 9 consequtive years 1992 - 2000. Closed as a pub in February 2000. Now a private house.
Crown, Hail Weston
This pub was "temporarily closed for alterations" - for 3 years from July 2001 - finally demolished in 2004 and the site redeveloped with flats.
Angel, St Neots Closed as a pub November 2001 - now a Thai restaurant.
Queen Victoria, St Neots Closed November 2002 - and immediately demonished.
Monagu Arms, Grafham - closed as a pub in 2002 - now an Indian restaurant called The Cinnamon.
Coneygeare, Eynesbury
Closed 2002 - demonished and a set of flats built on the land.
Bell, Southoe
Closed 2002.
Like many Charles Wells pubs, the Spread Eagle has been "temporarily" closed since Jan 2003 as planning permission for change of use, probably to residential dwellings, is obtained.
Tudor Hotel, Fenstanton, closed 2004. For many years this was a Pub and Restaurant, but now it's just a Thai restaurant.
The Harrier was a popular village local, but after being renovated in September 2004, ex-regulars now are offered a table and a menu at this Indian Restaurant renamed the Masala. This restaurant has subsequently started operating as a pub again (in 2007) but it#s long term future as a pub is still uncertain.
Kisby's Hut, Papworth Everard - converted into an indian restaurant in 2006.
Bell, Eaton Socon stood closed and derelict for nearly 2 years from July 2006, with Charles Wells looking for a lessee to take the pub on, but finally planning permission was granted to turn this fine community pub into a Kentucky Fried Chicken "restaurant".
Three Horseshoes, Southoe closed in August 2007.
The Sun, Huntingdon closed in 2014. Planning consent to convert the site into 5 dwellings was granted on appeal in May 2017.
The Territorial, Huntingdon closed in September 2015. The site has been redeveloped into retirement flats.