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.
Update: pubs which are known to have reopened are now also listed. Please let Tony know if you know of pubs not listed that have reopened.
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.
Leiston White Horse
Leiston White Horse
Real Ale is sold here.
Station Rd, IP16 4HD
grid reference TM 443 626
hotel, opened 18th century
This 18th century hotel offers a lounge bar, restaurant and conservatory drinking area. A more sedate environment than some other bars around the town.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Accommodation available
- 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
- Live music
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks): Only on Sundays.
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available: Free - ask at bar for the key.
Railway station about 4.2 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, August 7th 1756*** to the White Horse in Leiston-Street.
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, August 6th 1757*** to the annual Lamb Shew at the White Horse, Leiston.
A shew of Sheep and lambs at Leiston on Mon 26 Aug inst. An ordinary will be provided by James Aniss at White Horse at 1 o clock. Ipswich Journal, 24 Aug 1782
An annual shew of sheep and lambs at the White Horse, Leiston on Tue 19 Aug; where the favours of gentlemen and others will be gratefully acknowledged by their most obedient and humble servant J Artis – dinner at 2 o clock…
(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)