Photo of Black Horse

grid reference TL 734 532

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last updated 25/01/2020

Stradishall Black Horse

historical closure era: Victorian / Edwardian

opened 1850s

closed shortly after WW1

Farley Green

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The Black Horse was also colloquially known as "The Bluster" (not the Blister as stated in the book 'Ten Miles From Anywhere' which is in fact a typing error). The nickname was a reference to the strong winds that whipped over the fields and in fact still do as you can see by the positions of the trees in the garden.

Today the house is called The Old Bakery as it was bought by a baker in the 1930's and was run as a Bakehouse until 1965.

(information from Linda Lambert)

Some listings record the pub as being in Wickhambrook; the boundary between the two parishes runs quite close to the north of the building.

The house itself was built about 1750 and was a Blacksmith's for about a century. (Hence the name the Black Horse). It was run as a small alehouse for a while and eventually bought by Greene King in 1898 and they owned it for 15 years.

The pub was not listed in the 1916 Kelly's Directory.

It' shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map

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

(information from Linda Lambert)

(** 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.


There was another Black Horse on Hargrave Rd.