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
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
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)