Whatfield Four Horseshoes
also traded as as: Horseshoes, Five Horse Nails Inn?historical era: late 20th century
The Street, IP7 6QN
grid reference TM 024 464Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
listed building grade II
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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 08/04/2016
Until its closure this two bar pub was run as a free house with one room filled with Napoleonic memorabilia and associated war gaming displays.
The external features date from the 18th century, but the timber-frame is much older.
A book called "A Suffolk Childhood" by the late Simon Dewes describes a village pub called the Five Horse Nails Inn? but we are not sure if he is referring to the Four Horseshoes by a different name - reference discovered by Bob Mitchell
(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 Bob Mitchell)