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Ipswich Great White Horse

previously known as Tavern, White Horse



closed
21st century

opened 1518

closed 2008

43 Tavern St, IP1 3AH

grid reference TM 164 446


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listed building grade II*


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last updated 01/02/2015

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.


(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 Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)