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Withersfield White Horse



Real Ale

Hollow Hill, CB9 7SH

01440 706081

grid reference TL 647 477

opened 17th Cent

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opening hours:

  • Mon-Sat: 1200-2300
  • Sun: 1200-2230

food times:

  • Mon-Sun 1200-2100
(Times last updated 07/05/2010)

listed building grade II


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Local licensing authority for Withersfield is St Edmundsbury
last updated 20/02/2015

17th cent. thatched inn set in attractive gardens. Originally a staging post on Colchester to Cambridge road.

At one time inquests were held here, as a report from the Suffolk Free Press** shows:

November 20th 1907
Inquest at Withersfield White Horse Inn on the body of Earnest Williams aged 13 who was found dead under some chaff, Frank Smith, farmer said deceased worked for him, on Monday morning he sent the boy to get some chaff which was piled to a considerable height in a barn, at about 9-30 he remarked to the yardman it was strange if the boy went home without saying anything, he looked in the stable and saw the boy’s basket and coat and he said to the yard man “surely he is not under the chaff”, they then poked in the chaff but could not find anything and left to do other jobs, he was not satisfied and then took a fork and searched the chaff again and found the lad dead. Accidental.

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 separate public bar Traditional separate public bar

Real coal or log fire Real coal or log fire

children-welcome Children are welcome

Accommodation available Accommodation available

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

payable WiFi WiFi available (a charge may apply)

Car park Car park

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)

(** report reproduced with kind permission from Foxearth & District Local History Society)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

(**** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)