Boxford White Horsehistorical era: Victorian or Edwardian
closed 1904 circa
45 Swan St
grid reference TL 960 406Something 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 West Suffolk & Borders branch.
last updated 12/04/2016
The façade is from the 18th century, but the structure of the building is much older.
A notice in the Bury & Norwich Post** on 11 Nov 1839 states that :
died at Groton: Thomas Rice a brewer aged 36 who descended into a beer vat at the White Horse Inn in Groton in search of a candlestick, it is supposed he was suffocated by the foul air.
A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 13 March in 1857 states that :
Auction of the White Horse Beer House, Boxford Street, now in full trade, containing parlour, tap-room, the usual offices & 3 bed-rooms, occupied by Miss OLLEY, at the low rent of £10 per annum.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)