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last updated 21/01/2020
Stoke by Nayland Black Horse
also traded as as: White Horse (Polstead)historical closure era: 21st century
Polstead St, CO6 4SA
A pretty two bar pub which was located close to old quoits pitches, and has been converted to residential use.
It was historically in Polstead, but transferred into Stoke by Nayland due to boundary changes, probably in 1935 but possibly in 1884. (It's listed in Stoke By Nayland in the 1911 census, but in Polstead in earlier censuses).
The previous name of the White Horse could be confused with White Horse in School St.
The 1901 census records the White Horse, Polstead Street, Polstead; presumably before the boundary change to Stoke By Nayland. (White Horse, School Street, is recorded in Stoke By Nayland.)
In the April/May 1982 edition of Last Orders*** it was reported that the Black Horse (Ind Coope) had bitter on handpump.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)