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
3rd Saturday Lunchtime, from 12:00pm
For more details John A Cope 01223 291293 or email
The White Hart
Clacton on Sea
Lunchtime - 1st Sunday from 12:00pm
For more details Max Collier: 01206 250868 or email
Gt Baddow Barn
2nd Thursday from 7.30pm
David Tynan 01795 535776
Andrew Woods 01277 210009