Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Cockfield Horseshoes Inn
Cockfield Horseshoes Inn
formerly Horseshoes, Three Horseshoes
Real Ale is sold here.
Stow's Hill (A1141), IP30 0JB
grid reference TL 909 530
A sympathetically refurbished thatched 14th century building on the A1141 road to Lavenham. A large long bar is divided by a chimney breast into two areas. In addition there is a separate large conservatory dining area. The bar area features an exposed crown post and many original beams from 1350. Good value meals are served and speciality food nights held. Fabulous views from hilltop beer garden.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Real fire
- Separate bar
- WiFi available
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
A report in the Ipswich Journal** on Mar-29 in 1873 when Thomas Bantock was the landlord states that :
Walter Game 17, who had been drinking in the Horseshoes got into a fight after closing time. He drew a knife and stabbed James Rampling and was later arrested and charged with malicious wounding. At the trial he was found guilty, the judge was greatly concerned with the rise of knife crime. He believed the only way to stop this type crime was to impose heavy sentences, he sentenced Game to 15 months hard labour.Ipswich Journal, March 29th 1873** (when Thomas Bantock was the landlord)
Renamed from the Three Horseshoes to the Horseshoes Inn approximately 2014.
(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 Stuart Ansell)