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East Bergholt White Horse

historical era: late 20th century

closed 1981 circa?

White Horse Rd

grid reference TM 082 343

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last updated 18/09/2016

The original White Horse was a short way to the east of the more recent pub building, where it was shown on 19th century OS maps. We don't know when the license was transferred, but part of the (now subdivided) older building has the date 1904 over the door, so this may be a clue. The 1909 Rates book names the new building as the "new" White Horse, suggesting a similar time.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in July 1875 states :

To be sold by auction, Lot 4, the White Horse Inn, at East Bergholt, with possession at Michaelmas next, situated in the direct road from East Bergholt to Manningtree, now in the occupation of Mr Harry Moore.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Sep 1890 states that :

At the Samford Petty Sessions of the 16th September 1890, George Aldous, landlord of the East Bergholt White Horse, applied for a two hour extension on Friday the 19th , the occasion being the Foresters’ annual dinner, an extension of one hour was granted.

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)