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Photo of Horse & Groom

Melton Horse & Groom

also traded as as: Saracen's Head

historical era: 21st century

closed December 2009

Yarmouth Rd, IP12 1QB

grid reference TM 283 506

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listed building grade II


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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.


last updated 18/09/2017

Now residential and called Thomas Churchyard House, this was a coaching inn in middle of the village.

The building dates from the 18th century, with a 19th century fa├žade.

Years of neglect saw both the kitchen and the letting rooms fall below standard. In the pub's last two years a succession of tenants came and went. No purchasers came forward, so the doors closed for the last time in December 2009.

The pub is shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map


(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

(**** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)

(***** historic newspaper information from John Martin)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.