also traded as Hawke
Closed between 1970 and 2000
19 Bridge St
grid reference TM 386 776
The Annual Shew of Horses and Beasts, in a Pightle, at the sign of The HAWK, Halesworth on Thursday, 29th Oct.Ipswich Journal, October 24th 1801**
(NOTE: Pightle means "small field or enclosure")
Died, on 4th May, 1840, aged 40, Mrs Martha Carman, daughter of Mr WOOLNOUGH of the Hawk Inn, Halesworth.Ipswich Journal, May 20th 1840**
Died on the 27th, aged 47, Mr James Cooper, of the Hawk Inn, Halesworth.Ipswich Journal, November 1850***
The pub is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from 1883 (interactive map).
Ref to Thomas Revet at the White Hart, Halesworth and his move to the Hawk on 10th October with Mary Burgess, widow, who has kept that inn for many years, moving to the White Hart.Ipswich Journal, 28 Sep 1776**
Mrs Cooper, of the Hawk Inn, Halesworth, returns thanks for the liberal support she has received, and informs them she has disposed of the business to Mr John Balls, whom she recommends to their patronage. Ipswich Journal, Jan 1855**
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** 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.