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Photo of Chestnut Horse

grid reference TM 014 577

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listed building grade II


Local licensing authority for Great Finborough is Mid Suffolk

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last updated 28/06/2019

Great Finborough Chestnut Horse

historical era: 21st century

opened 1860s/1870s

closed June 2019

last owner Hawthorn Leisure

High Rd - B1115, IP14 3AT

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We received news late in June 2019 that this pub had closed. We hope not for too long and will keep an eye on developments.

A good village local. There's a separate restaurant alongside a comfortable bar.

The annual race of the bogmen is held locally on Easter Mondays.

Now a freehouse, with all Greene King branding removed when visited in May 2015.

The building dates from the late 16th or early 17th century, with 19th century alterations. It was originally a group of four cottages, but was converted into a pub about 1866 to replace the White Horse, which stood over the road.

There are plans to set up a farm shop and post office at the pub.


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

(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)

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