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listed building grade II
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 25/01/2020
Whatfield Four Horseshoes
also traded as as: Horseshoes, Five Horse Nails Inn?historical closure era: late 20th century
The Street, IP7 6QN
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. larger 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 Bob Mitchell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.