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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

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. larger map

old OS 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 Bob Mitchell)

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