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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Whatfield Four Horseshoes

Whatfield Four Horseshoes

also traded as Horseshoes, Five Horse Nails Inn?

closed 1999

The Street, IP7 6QN

grid reference TM 024 464

Now residential.

Until its closure this two bar pub was run as a free house, with one room filled with Napoleonic memorabilia and associated war gaming displays.

The external features date from the 18th century, but the timber frame is much older.

A book called "A Suffolk Childhood" by the late Simon Dewes describes a village pub called the Five Horse Nails Inn? but we are not sure if he is referring to the Four Horseshoes by a different name - reference discovered by Bob Mitchell.

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

old OS map

Map

map

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

(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.

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