Photo of Racehorse

grid reference TM 408 817

opened pre-1874

(details under review)

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last updated 12/11/2019

Westhall Racehorse

also traded as as: Race Horse

(temporarily closed)

Mill Common, IP19 8RQ

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A comfortable village pub with a large dining area. It's been closed since (we think) early-2017 and was seen to be for sale when visited in July of that year. In October it was found in an advertisement with all signage removed and being marketed as a "Former Village Pub", so it would appear unlikely to reopen.

As of August 2018, there is a campaign to buy the pub and run it as a community pub. Anyone interested can join The Race for the Racehorse and follow progress on www.westhallpub.com.

A new license application for the pubs was lodged with East Suffolk council in November 2019, so it appears this pub will be reopening before too long.

The pub is shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.