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Photo of Black Horse

grid reference TM 137 697

opened 16th century

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bar / diner

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opening hours:

  • Mon: 1200-1500, 1700-2300
  • Tue: closed
  • Wed-Fri: 1200-1500, 1700-2300
  • Sat: 1200-1500, 1800-2300
  • Sun: 1200-2130

food times:

  • Mon-Thu: 1200-1400, 1800-2100
  • Fri-Sat: 1200-1400, 1800-2130
  • Sun: 1200-1500, 1800-2000
(Times last updated 27/10/2017)

regular real ales

Shortts Farm Strummer, another varying Shortts Farm ale


guest beers

Two changing beers, typically from Adnams or Woodforde's.


Local licensing authority for Thorndon is Mid Suffolk

CAMRA Mid-Anglia branch.



last updated 30/10/2017

Thorndon Black Horse

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

The Street, IP23 7JR

01379 678523

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A traditional oak-beamed country pub dating back to the 17th century. A real gem, it's full of character and has many historic photos of life in this pretty village on display. It has had the same welcoming landlord for over a decade.

The central bar has an inglenook fireplace with a log fire and there are two adjoining restaurant areas. Lunchtime food has a varied menu including carvery and vegetarian options. Evening meals are also served daily. Dogs on leads are welcome in the main bar.

A community shop staffed by volunteers operates from a separate unit in the car park.

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real fire Real fire

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox

free WiFi Free WiFi

Village shop or similar facillity on-site Village shop or similar facillity on-site

parking parking

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area


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

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

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)