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April 2024

The Cock
SG18 9NA
3rd Monday from 7 to 7:30pm
Ron Green: 01767 315306
Richard Cass: 01767 318166

The natter was started by Gordon Warren and Barry Wilgrass in early 1972 at the Red Lion Deadmans Cross. It later moved to Southill and settled there for a number of years. When the pub there was refurbished it changed in character and it was decided that it was no longer suitable and a move was needed. In January 2004 we were warmly welcomed to the Cock Inn in Broom and we have been meeting there each month ever since.

What is now the Cock has, in its time, served as a shop and alehouse. Inside it retains most of the original wood panelling and has a wonderful old world atmosphere. It has been expanded to include rooms from the cottages that used to be separately occupied. They have become the dining room and kitchen. There is no bar counter. The ale has always been tapped from the barrel and passed up the cellar steps at the top of which is now a drinking area. We generally meet in one of the rooms that once served as the publican's parlour, and enjoy the lively chat in the cosy interior during the winter months. The so called tap room, formerly used as a shop, and the skittles room are at the front of the pub. Indeed, some of the nattering may take place during a skittles game for those of us who like to throw things about. The pub was sold by Greene King in 2013 and is now a Free House. Nick, the landlord, usually has a selection of guest real ales and cider and Greene King IPA is the regular standby. In the warm summer evenings we can enjoy these excellent ales outdoors in the courtyard.

The good sized car park and the attached field are accustomed to interesting visiting cars. The Austin Healey and TR clubs also meet at the Cock . We have had some other vintage, PVT and classic marques to visit, especially in the summer, and these have provided an interesting variety on the field.

Of course we are devoted to our MGs but you will get a warm welcome whatever you drive or ride.

Various Pub Venues
1st Wednesday 10/10.30am run, 1pm lunch meeting
For more details: Jim Williams

The MG 101 Group, meets at lunchtime in various locations in the Bedford area.

The White Horse
1st Tuesday of each month, 8pm
For more details Alan Yeo: 01223 243570 or email

The Cambridge Pub meet uses the White Horse Milton for its venue; meeting in the evenings from ~ 8.00 pm and earlier in the lighter months. The pub has an ample car park, and the beer and food are both very good.

The Chestnut Tree
1 Mill Road
West Wratting
CB21 5LT
3rd Saturday Lunchtime, from 12:00pm
For more details John A Cope 01223 291293 or email

The White Hart
Weeley Heath
Clacton on Sea
CO16 9ED
Lunchtime - 1st Sunday from 12:00pm
For more details Max Collier: 01206 250868 or email

The Western Arms
Wetern Road
Silver End
4th Thursday from 7:00pm

Gavin Edwards 07745 121161

The White Horse
NR19 2RD
1st Tuesday from 7.30pm
William Ball 01508 471506

The Club Meet at the White Horse at Longham, near Dereham in Norfolk, takes place on the first Tuesday of each month and is supported by an active band of MG enthusiasts (male and female) with a wide range of cars. There are currently around 25 regular members with cars ranging from the 1930's (Triple M's), through the 50s (TD, TF, Z Magnettes and MGAs) 60s, 70s & 80s (MGBs, Cs, Midgets, Farina Magnette Mk III), 90s & 00s (MGRV8, Fs, TFs and Zs). You may even see an MG3!

We organise our own Local and Anglia Centre events, as well as supporting other Classic Car events locally.

Our annual Club Meet highlights are our Open Evening with Pride of Ownership at our August meeting and the annual Norfolk Riviera Run which takes place between Christmas and New Year. See the events page for more details.

We often meet at lunchtimes at various locations. Please contact us for more details.

Our Facebook page is 'MG Longham Natter and Bus Pass Group'

You are very welcome to join us at our meet from 7:30pm onwards and on any of our events, even if you don't (yet) have a MG! You can be sure of a warm and friendly reception.

Details of how to find the White Horse can be found at or by searching the postcode NR19 2RD. It is just off the A47, west of Dereham. For further information, or just to let us know to expect you, our contact details are above.

The Bird in Hand
NR16 1BH
4th Friday 7.30pm
Tony Burgess 07808 215169

East Norfolk & Norwich

The MG Burblers meet at the Bird in Hand at Wreningham on the B1113 (Mulbarton Road) about 6 miles south of Norwich, on the 4th Friday of each month, from 7 pm. Search on the postcode NR16 1BH for the exact location.

We are, of course, the nearest MGCC pub meet to Norwich.

The Bird in Hand is run by sister and brother Lizzie and Alex Brake who are themselves enthusiastic about classic cars. It is an ideal venue for our meet, with a very large car park, delightful garden, large terrace and great food and beer. If you wish to eat, the phone number for advance booking is 01508 489438.

They also have modern, purpose-built B&B accommodation - see:

The MG Burblers began back in 2006 merely as a local informal group of mostly RV8 owners but quickly grew to include all types and ages of MGs.

In October of 2007, we decided it was time for a regular monthly get-together and the Burblers' MGCC pub meet is the result. Newcomers and all MG's are given a very warm welcome; there are no cliques of established members chatting only amongst themselves, I assure you! We also welcome all classic marques.

We very much believe in the old MG slogan - The Marque of Friendship.

We look forward to meeting you!

The Swan
IP26 5BW
Alison Isaacson 07940 129561

We meet at the Swan in Hilborough on 2nd Thursday of the month. Predominantly set up for MGF/TF owners in the original instance but we welcome all. The pub offers very good home cooked food and as many of us have a distance to travel we usually eat and chat. The Swan is the perfect location in the summer months as the outside area is perfect for parking up and enjoying the sunshine.

The Lion
Needham Market
2nd Friday from 7.30 pm
John Cumming 01359 259717
Graham Wills 01379 890732

The inaugural meeting was 13th June 2003 and came out of 3 friends, John, David and Graham, meeting on a monthly basis for a natter and a pint as there was not already an MG Car Club Meet in Suffolk. Now, 20 to 30 enthusiasts meet each month cumulating in a Dinner at the Lion in early February with 50 friends, or so, enjoying good food and conversation.

The Lion is well situated for the A14, A140 and A12 and has one bar, a restaurant area, outdoor tables and chairs for those sunny warm evenings and a reasonably sized car park. Since the first Mid-week Run in April 2004, they have become an important part of the club meet social scene. The Runs are organised each month by a different member and partner/friend and continue to attract 25 to 30 members at each event. Several members are keen followers of the MG Car Club Racing series and visit a number of the major race circuits as a group. Discounted Race entry tickets are available from the MGCC at Kimber House.

All MG owners and spouses, partners and friends will receive a warm welcome.
Do not hesitate to contact John or Graham for more information or just turn up on a club meet night from 7:30 pm on the 2nd Friday of each month.

A selection of Photographas taken at the Needham Market Open Evening held on 13th May 2022

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