Ipswich Great White Horse
previously known as: Tavern, White Horsehistorical era: 21st century
43 Tavern St, IP1 3AH
grid reference TM 164 446Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
listed building grade II*
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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 18/03/2016
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 century when the road was also widened.
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)