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Ipswich Black Horse

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

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.



last updated 10/05/2016

Offers gaming areas and various seating areas including an outside patio.

Although the building has been a pub "only" since 1689, it was standing for some time before that; historians believe that Thomas Wolsey was born here in approximately 1473.

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 Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

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

station 0.60 mile away Railway station about 0.60 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

live music 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)