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Nayland White Hart

previously known as Crown


closed 2008

last owner Free House

High St, CO6 4JF

grid reference TL 974 342

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listed building grade II

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Nayland is part of the Nayland with Wissington parish

CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 16/06/2015

Reported in the local press (30th Dec. 2008) to have closed. No sign of reopening, so we assume it's shut for good. Most signage has been removed, which seems to confirm this.

A 15th Century commercial coaching inn.

Renamed the White Hart in 1780.

Historically listed as a commercial inn & posting house.

In 1830 the "Wellington" coach to London (via Colchester) called every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The "Wellington" to Hadleigh called every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 18 Jan in 1851 states :

On 10 Jan 1851, died, at Nayland, aged 85, Martha, widow of Mr John S. Mortimer of Stoke by Nayland & mother of Mr John MORTIMER, of the White Horse? Inn, Nayland.

A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 22 Apr in 1856 states :

Mr J. Hutton married Drusilla, daughter of the late Mr J.S. MORTIMER, of the White Hart Inn, Nayland & sister to Mrs GROSS of the Chequers inn, Sudbury

A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 28 Sep in 1859 states :

Mr Shuttleworth of the White Hart Inn, Nayland, was selling several large Store Casks, from 19 Hogsheads downwards, sweet, sound & in good condition.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Jun 1870 states : Died on the 14th, the much respected Mr John Shuttleworth, aged 55, of the White Hart Inn.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Oct 1870 states :

To be sold by auction, by instructions of the surviving Trustee, under the Will of the late Mr John Seabrook, all that desirable estate known as the White Hart Inn, at Nayland, in the occupation of Mrs Shuttleworth (who will give immediate possession if required), containing the following accommodation, entrance passage, commercial room, bar, bar parlour, wine cellar, store room, pantry, large back parlour, 17ft 6in by 12ft; kitchens, beer and spirit cellars, etc.; and on the first floor, dining room, 26ft by 16ft; six capital bedrooms, 5 secondary ditto, and on the second floor there are several attics. There is a spacious paved stable yard, to which there is an entrance from the main street, by close boarded folding gates, and in the rear a good garden, the outbuildings include ample stabling, with loft and granary over, shut up carriage houses, cow house, coal house, large open pan-tiled shed, and other buildings. The substantially built brew house is conveniently placed and fitted up in the most convenient and durable manner.

(It was later reported that the White Hard had been sold on the 16th November 1870, to Messrs. Cudden, brewers of Nayland for £770)

A report in the Ipswich Journal*** in Nov 1880 states :

An extension in time of one hour was granted to Mr Lilley on the occasion of concert being held on the 14th.

Also reported in Court St.

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)