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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.
GK IPA + others on handpump
listed building grade II
Local licensing authority for Stratford St Mary is Babergh
last updated 09/06/2014
(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)