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Ipswich Black Horse



Real Ale

29 Black Horse Ln, IP1 2EF

01473 214741

grid reference TM 160 445

opened approx. 1689

(details under review)


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opening hours:

  • Mon-Thu: 1100-2300
  • Fri-Sat: 1100-2400
  • Sun: 1800-2200
(Times last updated 17/09/2009)

listed building grade II


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Local licensing authority for Ipswich is Ipswich Borough Council
last updated 24/02/2015

This pub dates from 1689, though the building is older. It offers gaming areas and various seating areas including an outside patio. It's believed that Cardinal Wolsey was born either here or in the Black Bell.

It is believed to be the oldest pub of this name in East Anglia.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

dogs-welcome Dogs are welcome

children-welcome Children are welcome

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

station 0.6 mile away Railway station about 0.6 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

Regular live music Regular live music

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)

(detailed information from Old inns of Suffolk by Leonard P Thompson)

(information from Dudley Diaper)

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(**** information supplied by Neil Langridge)