Needham Market Rampant Horse
previously known as Chequers, Cross House, Kings Arms, Ram, White Horse, Fleece
Coddenham Rd, IP6 8AU
grid reference TM 090 548
(details under review)
- Mon-Fri: 1200-1500, 1700-2100
- Sat-Sun: 1200-2300
- until 2100
regular real ales
Real ales vary; all Calvors craft lagers available.
listed building grade II
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Local licensing authority for Needham Market is Mid Suffolk
last updated 02/01/2015
Also listed at Station Yard.
A timber framed building with an old beamed bar which has been a pub (on and off) since 1544.
Purchased February 2012 by Calvor's Brewery, of Coddenham Green, who reopened it at the end of March, selling a wide range of locally-sourced food & drink - including of course their own high-quality lagers.
Before the railway station was built all the land between the pub and river was known as "camping land" - this was the pitch for the popular ball game Campball - a precursor to football dating back to at least 17th cent. Campball was described as a "friendly kind of fight" - a bloody and murderous practice with no restrictions on numbers of players and few rules. It generally degenerated into a brawl. Today local football is still played on part of the former camping land.
Beer served through handpulls
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Traditional pub games available
Oversized, lined glasses in regular use
Real coal or log fire
Dogs are welcome
Children are welcome
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Railway station within about a mile (see public transport tab for details)
WiFi available (a charge may apply)
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)
(various information from book "Needham Market Pubs" by Desmond and Shelagh Herring)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)