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.

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.





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

(some old PO directory information courtesy of

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)