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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.

Horham Dragon

Horham Dragon

also traded as Green Dragon

closed 1966.

The Street

grid reference TM 210 723

The Dragon was listed as the Green Dragon in 1844 & 1855. Now called Dragon House, the building is believed to date from about 1525, though the façade dates from about 1920.

The pub was very popular with US airmen during World War Two. According to the current (mid-2010s) owner, speaking to Lesley Dolphin on BBC Radio Suffolk, many of them still knock on the door asking for a nostalgic look round.

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

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Footnote

The green dragon may be a reference to the Earl of Pembroke and appears on their coat of arms. William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk was an important medieval English soldier and commander in the Hundred Years' War and later Lord Chamberlain of England. He was created Earl of Pembroke in 1447 and Duke of Suffolk in 1448.

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

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

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

(** information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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