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Stratford St Mary Black Horse

Stratford St Mary Black Horse

formerly Golden Barrels

Real Ale is sold here.

Lower St, CO7 6JS

grid reference TM 042 338

opened 18th century

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(01206) 321682

(01206) 321682

An old drovers' inn, right on the edge of the village, which retains two bars.

There is a toilet for disabled customers.

When this tiny road was the main route from London to Ipswich this would have been the first or last Suffolk pub seen along the old turnpike. Although the building dates from earlier, it was still a private house at least as late as 1619

For many years a tollbooth also stood close to the bridge over the river. Today only the constant drone of traffic can be heard from the nearby village by-pass.

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(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of the londonpublichouse.com website)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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