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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

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(01379) 678523

(01379) 678523

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.

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Facilities

Facilities

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

(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)

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