Photo of White Horse

grid reference TL 982 512

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listed building grade II

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 18/09/2017

Hitcham White Horse

historical era: 21st century

closed 2015

The Street, IP7 7NQ

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A Grade II listed one-time free house, believed to date from mediaeval times. It is situated midway between Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds. The pub had a warm and friendly atmosphere and catered for all types of functions. To the left of the entrance was a separate public bar with a pool table, dart board and other pub games. Straight ahead was the lounge, dining room, and restaurant.

B&B rooms were opened mid-2010.

In May 2015, planning permission for conversion to residential use was granted on appeal. The impression was that pub would close as soon as a buyer has been found, but it was found de-signed and evidently only operating as a B&B when visited in November 2015, while still apparently for sale.

The pub can be seen on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map

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

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.