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Takeaways are Available Friday & Saturday 1700-2000.

Orders can be placed by phone on 01787 471960 or Via Instagram or Facebook Messenger.

Menus can be found on the pub's website.

https://www.thewhitehartboxford.co.uk/lockdown-3-0

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White Hart

Broad St
Boxford
CO10 5DX

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 3.00 pm
5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 3.00 pm
5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 3.00 pm
5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 3.00 pm
5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 7.00 pm

About the Pub

After two years of closure the pub reopened in March 2020 managed by a new landlord who formerly ran the Fleece across the road.

Open seven days a week the pub offers home-cooked food using locally-sourced ingredients.

The 17th century pub is famous world-wide as once being the home of George 'Tornado' Smith, the famous Wall of Death motorbike rider, who thrilled crowds around the world with his daredevil act – often with his pet lion on the handlebars.

The building originally dates from the 16th century. A substantial Victorian brewery was also once located on the same site in the late 19th cent.

Historic Interest

The White Hart is located in an area which was originally a detached part of the parish of Groton. This part was amalgamated with Boxford on 25th March 1885. Former commercial inn & posting house. A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Nov 1830 states that : <blockquote>Yesterday was married, at Groton, by the Rev. Henry Studd, William Parmenter, Excise Officer, of Boxford, to Sarah Ann Atterton, widow, of the White Hart, Groton.</blockquote> A report in the Bury & Norwich Post** in 1874 (Jan-20) after John Moye senior had retired from the White Hart, stated that when the cart he was driving overturned, his pony fell on top of him & killed him. He died on 17 Jan. <em>(He was landlord of the pub for about 30 years)</em> <strong>Tornado Smith</strong>, born George William Smith, was the son of a former landlord. He has been acknowledged by the British motorcycle industry as the first Englishman to perform the spectacular <strong>Wall of Death</strong>, a highly dangerous form of motorcycle entertainment, which was popular during the 1920s & 30s & was then performed at holiday venues such as the Kersal in Southend. Tornado Smith also performed the stunt in the pub garden & elsewhere & was particularly famous (and unique) for a while in featuring a lioness sat in his sidecar during the act. The lioness, called Briton, was later buried in the pub garden. A report in the Hadleigh Weekly News*** on 01 Aug in 1980 states that : raids have been made on 4 local pubs Fox & Hounds, Groton, Landlord Mr Tim Wood; White Hart, Boxford, Mr Mick Moore, The Compasses, Boxford (Stone Street) , Mr Tom Evans & The Angel, Stoke by Nayland, Mr Ian Blanshand.

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White Hart, Boxford

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area

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White Hart

Broad St
Boxford
CO10 5DX

Sat Nav Reference

52.028654, 0.86071

OS Reference

TL963405

Transport

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Beestons: 91

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