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Ipswich Great White Horse

Ipswich Great White Horse

also traded as Tavern, White Horse

52.05776,1.15601

Closed after 2000

opened 1518

43 Tavern St, IP1 3AH

grid reference TM 164 446

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

old OS map

Originally opened in 1518, the Great White Horse started out as "the Tavern", whence Tavern Street gets its name. It's understood that the Tavern existed back at the time of the Commonwealth (circa 1660).

By the 19th century the inn was effectively a terminus for many coaches to London, Great Yarmouth and Norwich.

Admiral Lord Nelson stayed here overnight in November 1800 with Lord & Lady Hamilton…

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

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

(some detailed information from Old inns of Suffolk by Leonard P Thompson)

(information from Dudley Diaper)

(** 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.

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