grid reference TM 137 697
opened 16th century
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- Mon: 1200-1500, 1700-2300
- Tue: closed
- Wed-Fri: 1200-1500, 1700-2300
- Sat: 1200-1500, 1800-2300
- Sun: 1200-2130
- Mon-Thu: 1200-1400, 1800-2100
- Fri-Sat: 1200-1400, 1800-2130
- Sun: 1200-1500, 1800-2000
regular real ales
Shortts Farm Strummer, another varying Shortts Farm ale
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 is available here
The Street, IP23 7JR
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)
Restaurant or separate dining area
Traditional pub games available
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
Village shop or similar facillity on-site
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)