Thornham Magna Four Horseshoes
previously known as Horseshoes
Thornham Rd, IP23 8HD
grid reference TM 104 707
owner Greene King
bar / diner
(details under review)
listed building grade II*
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Local licensing authority for Thornham Magna is Mid Suffolk
last updated 14/07/2015
A beautiful, rambling, thatched building dating from about 1150, which makes it Suffolk's oldest pub. Today much of the internal space is used for dining but the bar still offers up to four beers. Much woodwork is exposed. A well is located in one part of the bar. Disabled toilet.
Local legend tells of a tunnel running from here to the nearby Stoke Ash White Horse, though we understand no evidence exists for it.
In 2008 at the age of 19, Tom Parkhurst took over the pub and was then thought to be the youngest publican in the country.
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Restaurant or separate dining area
Real coal or log fire
Children are welcome
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)