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Newmarket White Horse

historical era: Victorian / Edwardian

opened pre-1768

closed approx 1891

42 High St

grid reference TL 644 634

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last updated 19/04/2016

Is the building on site now the original one?

Listed in 1791 Universal British Directory under Newmarket.

A report in the Ipswich Journal on Sat 03 Jan 1789 states :

To be sold by auction by Thomas Foreman on Thu 15 Jan at 2 o' clock in the afternoon at the White Horse inn in Newmarket the following:
LOT II - That well known and good accustomed Freehold public house called the White Horse in Newmarket (adjoining the Waggon and Horses) consisting of a large kitchen, a front and back parlour, 2 front and 2 back chambers, 4 garrets, back kitchen with chamber over, two cellars that will hold upward of 50 pipes of beer and stabling for 20 horses.
NOTE: Same sale also included several other pubs including Newmarket Waggon & Horses, Wheatsheaf, Croydon, Burwell Anchor, Exning White Horse & Ashley Plough and a Brewery (owned by Robert Bones)

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Jan 1810 states that : An announcement of the death yesterday, after an illness of only three days, Mr William Last, of the White Horse Inn, Newmarket.

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

(1830 Pigots Directory supplied by Sandra Easom)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)


Precise address and approximate dates from the Newmarket Shops website