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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

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 15th century

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(01206) 321682

(01206) 321682

An old (early 17th century) 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. 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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