Woodbridge Horse & Groom
previously known as: Three Horseshoes, Horseshoes, ?Coach & Horses?historical era: mid 20th century
closed April 4th, 1927
last owner Cobbold's
68 Cumberland St
grid reference TM 269 487Something 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 10/04/2016
now a private residence. The building dates from the 18th century.
The 1904 Woodbridge licensing records show that the Horse & Groom's license was issued in 1853. Whether this was when it was first licensed or when it got a full (ie not just beer) license isn't clear, though the latter seems more probable.
It closed in 1960, when the license was transferred to a new (un-named) pub in Sproughton (possibly the Beagle?).
A report in the Ipswich Journal** on 05 April in 1845 states that :
Died, on 1st April, 1845, after a long affliction, Miss Helen Golding, aged 45, daughter of Mr GOLDING, formerly of the Horse Shoes Inn, Woodbridge.
The 1891 census records Henry Sawyer at the Coach & Horses, Cumberland St., which has been assumed to be an alternative name for this pub, although it could be a previously unknown pub or a mistake in the census.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Licensing information from Woodbridge licensing records.
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)