Stratford St Mary Black Horse
previously known as Golden Barrels
Lower St, CO7 6JS
grid reference TM 042 338
opened 15th cent
owner Bideawhile 701 Ltd
(details under review)
- Closed Monday. 1200 - 2300 Tues - Sun
- Closed Monday. 1000 - 1400 Tues - Thur. 1000 - 1430 Fri - Sat. 1000 - 1500 Sun
regular real ales
GK IPA + others on handpump
listed building grade II
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Local licensing authority for Stratford St Mary is Babergh
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 23/01/2016
An old (early 17th century) drovers' inn right on edge of the village which retains two bars and has a garden that leads down to River Stour, which forms county border with Essex. Disabled toilet.
When this tiny road was the main route from London to Ipswich this would have been the first or last Suffolk pub seen along the old turnpike. For many years a Toll booth also stood close to the bridge over the river. Today only the constant drone of traffic can be heard from the nearby village by-pass.
New owners in 2013.
Beer served through handpulls
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Traditional separate public bar
Traditional pub games available
Real coal or log fire
Children are welcome
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 the londonpublichouse.com website)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)