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Originally opened in 1518, the Great White Horse started out as "the Tavern", whence Tavern Street gets its name.
The current white brick & stone faced building replaced an earlier (16th/17th century) hotel and posting house probably sometime in the early 19th cent. when the road was also widened.
The building is currently undergoing alterations as much of the ground floor is converted to shop units once again. This was previously done in the early 1990s when after a brief trading spell much of the ground floor was converted back into a single large bar with a central servery. The building is now largely empty, with shop units taking up the ground floor and part of the first.
listed building grade II*
last updated 27/12/2013
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some detailed information from Old inns of Suffolk by Leonard P Thompson)
(information from Dudley Diaper)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)