In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
A number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the Covid-19 lockdown. 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 terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Stoke Ash White Horse
Stoke Ash White Horse
Real Ale is sold here.
Ipswich Road, IP23 7ET
grid reference TM 112 709
This former coaching inn sits at a crossroads on the A140 half-way betwixt Ipswich and Norwich. Dating from the 1700s. Has been sympathetically extended to incorporate exposed timbers and chimney to create several seating areas. Has motel-style accomodation and recently enlarged outside eating areas. Local legend tells of a tunnel running from here to The Four Horseshoes inn at Thornham Magna nearby. Same owners and hosts since 2000. Breakfast served 7.30-12 Mon-Fri, 8-12 Saturday and Sunday full menu 12-9.30pm daily.
The pub is sometimes erroneously listed as being in Thornham Magna.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Accommodation available: 11 en suite rooms
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Function room available to hire: 50 covers
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Newspapers available
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
- WiFi available: Free
Nearest railway station
A reference to the Stoke White Horse appears in the Ipswich Journal, February 25th 1758***
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, April 9th 1768***, to Cocking at the White Horse, Stoke-Ash.
To be lett, a good accustom'd Inn, called the White Horse in Stoke Ash. Enquire of Mr Wm. Daniel of Colchester.Ipswich Journal, October 16th 1756***
The Creditors of Nicholas Goddard, Inn-holder of Stoke Ash, are desired to meet at the Coach and Horses in Ipswich.Ipswich Journal, October 9th 1773***
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, January 8th 1774*** to Nicholas Goddard, Innholder, Stoke Ash (inn not named).…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)