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Important Covid information

If all goes according to plan, the first tranche of pubs (those that are able to serve drinkers outdoors) may be able to reopen on April 12th. Though of course, in a situation like this, nothing is guaranteed. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Stoke by Nayland Black Horse

Stoke by Nayland Black Horse

also traded as White Horse (Polstead)

closed 2000

Polstead St, CO6 4SA

grid reference TL 988 363

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.

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(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)

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