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Great Finborough Chestnut Horse



Real Ale

High Rd - B1115, IP14 3AT

01449 612298

grid reference TM 014 577

opened 1860s/1870s


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opening hours:

  • Sun-Thu: 1200-2300
  • Fri-Sat: 1200-2400

food times:

  • Mon-Sat: 1200-1430, 1800-2100
  • Sun: 1200-1600
(Times last updated 18/09/2013)

regular real ales

Greene King IPA


listed building grade II


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Local licensing authority for Great Finborough is Mid Suffolk
last updated 31/08/2014

Good village local close to Stowmarket. Separate resturant alongside comfortable bar. The annual race of the bogmen is held locally on Easter Mondays.

The building dates from the late 16th or early 17th century, with 19th century alterations. It was originally a group of four cottages, but was converted into a pub to replace the White Horse, which stood over the road.

There are plans to set up a farm shop and post office at the pub.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

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

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real coal or log fire Real coal or log fire

dogs-welcome Dogs are welcome

children-welcome Children are welcome

station within five miles Railway station within about five miles (see public transport tab for details)

Regular live music Regular live music

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)

(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)