Stoke Ash White HorseReal Ale
A140, IP23 7ET
grid reference TM 112 709
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regular real ales
Adnams Southwold, GK Abbot & Old Speckled Hen, Woodforde's Wherry
listed building grade II
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Local licensing authority for Stoke Ash is Mid Suffolk
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last updated 27/12/2016
This former coaching inn sits at a crossroads on the A140 half-way between Ipswich and Norwich. Dating from the 1700s, it's been sympathetically extended to incorporate exposed timbers and chimney to create several seating areas. The inn has motel-style accommodation and recently enlarged outside eating areas.
Local legend tells of a tunnel running from here to The Four Horseshoes inn at Thornham Magna nearby. It has had the same owners and hosts since 2000. Breakfast is served 7.30-12 Monday-Friday, 8-12 Saturday and Sunday. There's a full menu 12-9.30pm daily.
The pub is sometimes erroneously listed as being in Thornham Magna.
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Restaurant or separate dining area
Separate public bar
Function room available to hire
Traditional pub games available
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)