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.
Exning White Horse
Exning White Horse
Real Ale is sold here.
23 Church St, CB8 7EH
grid reference TL 621 657
This fine free house has been run by the same family since only 1935! A 300 year old pub still retaining much original character. This pub rotates at least different 10 real ales a week, with up to three at any given time. These include Timothy Taylor Landlord, Courage Directors, Adnams Ghost Ship or Broadside, Bass, Wadworth 6X, Wells Bombardier, Sharps Doom Bar, Youngs Special and other guest beers. With a public bar, cosy lounge and separate restaurant which offers a good choice of home cooked food. A private room can also be hired.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area: Courtyard
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Cask Marque accredited
- Dogs welcome: Public bar only
- Evening meals
- Function room available to hire
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Parking: Limited capacity
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
- Smoking area
- Sport TV
- Traditional pub games available
Railway station about 2.6 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1901 (interactive map)
To be sold by auction by Thomas Foreman on Thu 15 Jan at 2 o' clock in the afternoon at the White Horse inn in Newmarket the following:
LOT VIII: A freehold called White Horse situate in Exning consisting of a kitchen, 2 parlours, 3 chambers, a good cellar that will hold 30 hogsheads of beer, a back kitchen, stabling for 12 horses, a small garden and 2 cottages adjoining.Ipswich Journal, Saturday January 3rd 1789
NOTE: Same sale also included several other pubs including Newmarket White Horse, Waggon & Horses, Wheatsheaf, Croydon, Burwell Anchor & Ashley Plough and a Brewery (owned by Robert Bones)
An entry in the 1791 Universal British Directory lists a White Horse at Newmarket (Mary Robson), which could refer to this pub.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
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