Photo of White Hart

grid reference TL 963 405

opened 16th century

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listed building grade II

Local licensing authority for Boxford is Babergh

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last updated 31/12/2019

Boxford White Hart

(temporarily closed)

Broad St, CO10 5DX

01787 211071

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Notice in window says closed until further notice - Sep 2018

Three real ales which regularly change and include Greene King IPA and London Pride. Guests ales frequently include choices such as Woodforde's Wherry and Adnams and a selection from other local breweries.

The kitchen was refurbished in 2013 and now serves Mediterranean style dishes - pasta, tapas etc.

The building originally dates from the 16th century. A substantial Victorian brewery was also once located on the same site in the late 19th century.

The White Hart will be forever associated with Tornado Smith. Born George William Smith, was the son of a former landlord. He has been acknowledged by the British motorcycle industry as the first Englishman to perform the spectacular Wall of Death, a highly dangerous form of motorcycle entertainment, which was popular during the 1920s and 30s and was then performed at holiday venues such as the Kersal in Southend. Tornado Smith also performed the stunt in the pub garden and elsewhere and was particularly famous (and unique) for a while in featuring a lioness sat in his sidecar during the act. The lioness, called Briton, was later buried in the pub garden.

(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)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)