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.
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.
Stoke Ash White Horse
Stoke Ash White Horse
Extra services available here during the Covid-19 lockdown:
The pub has a takeway meal menu and the pub shop is also selling local produce.
It also offers B&B for key workers in its annexes.
See the website for details.
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)