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Photo of Horse & Groom

grid reference TM 269 487

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listed building grade II


CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.


last updated 16/09/2017

Woodbridge Horse & Groom

also traded as as: Three Horseshoes, Horseshoes, ?Coach & Horses?

historical era: mid 20th century

closed April 4th, 1927

last owner Cobbold's

68 Cumberland St

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The 1904 Woodbridge licensing records show that the Horse & Groom's license was issued in 1853. Whether this was when it was first licensed or when it got a full (ie not just beer) license isn't clear, though the latter seems more probable.

It closed in 1960, when the license was transferred to a new (un-named) pub in Sproughton (possibly the Beagle?). The building is now residential.

The building dates from the 18th century.

The 1891 census records Henry Sawyer at the Coach & Horses, Cumberland Street, which has been assumed to be an alternative name for this pub, although it could be a previously unknown pub or a mistake in the census.

It's shown (though not named) on this OS town plan of 1881.

old OS map


(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

Licensing information from Woodbridge licensing records.

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)