Thorndon Black Horse
Thorndon Black Horse
Real Ale is sold here.
The Street, IP23 7JR
grid reference TM 137 697
bar / diner, opened 16th century
Traditional oak-beamed country pub dating back to the 1600s full of character and with many historic photos of life in this pretty village on display. A real gem. The central bar has an inglenook fireplace with log fire and there are two adjoining restaurant areas. Lunchtime food has a varied menu including carvery and vegetarian options. Evening meals are also served (apart from Sundays). Takeaway meals also available (curries, pastas, fish'n'chips, etc.) during most food sessions. Dogs on leads welcome in the main bar. Same welcoming landlord for last 12 years. A community shop staffed by volunteers operates from a separate unit in the car park.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome: On leads in main bar
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Pub sells beer from local brewers
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Village shop or similar facility on-site
- WiFi available: Free
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
Whit Monday, a grand fete and gala, will be held on a meadow at Langton grove, Eye. The reappearance of Lieut. Lempriere, the celebrated aeronaut, and Miss Maud brooks the popular and daring parachutist, who will (weather permitting) ascend in the magnificent and monster balloon the Skylark, and having attained the height of from 12000 to 16000 feet, seize her parachute, leap from the trapeze, and drop from the clouds.
Cycling events under NCU rules, followed by rural sports. Two bands. Admission 1s.
Tickets may be obtained from Mr Tipple, Bell Inn, Botesdale; Mr Barker, Swan Inn, Hoxne; Mr Youngman, Swan Inn, Harleston; Mr Manning, Railway Tavern, Mellis; Mr Crickmore, Black Horse Inn, Thorndon; Mr Brown, Swan Inn, Brome…
(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)