Search > White Hart

NOTICE: Pubs and social clubs need your support more than ever but, since the pandemic, opening hours and services may be different to those displayed here. Before visiting a venue, we advise you to check its website or social media, or get in touch with them first to avoid disappointment.

If you see any details here that need updating, please let us know by submitting updates on the pub.

White Hart

Broad Street
Boxford
CO10 5DX

View on Map | OS Map

Social Links

Opening Times

Regular

MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayNoon - 23.2
ThursdayNoon - 23.2
FridayNoon - 24.2
SaturdayNoon - 24.2
SundayNoon - 7.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon & Tue No Service
Wed - Sat noon - 3pm, 5pm - 9pm
Sun noon - 5pm

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 century.

Historic Interest

The Grade II Listed 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 : "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." 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. (He was landlord of the pub for about 30 years) Tornado Smith, 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 Wall of Death, 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.

Regular ales

No beers listed Add regular beers

Changing ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Email this pub to a friend

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available

Facilities

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

View on Larger Map | OS Map

White Hart

Broad Street
Boxford
CO10 5DX

Sat Nav Reference

52.028637, 0.860484

OS Reference

TL963405

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Beestons: 91

Submit Pub Updates to CAMRA

We welcome the help of all users to contribute to this important campaigning project. Please use the form below to submit feedback or updates directly to the CAMRA branch for consideration.

Please note that any changes mentioned WILL NOT have an immediate effect on whatpub.com but will instead be emailed directly to the CAMRA branch Pubs Officer for consideration. If you provide your name and/or email address this information will also be visible to the Pubs Officer, who may use this information to follow up your feedback. IF YOU WISH TO CONTACT THE PUB DIRECT, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS FORM.

Results are based on your filters selected. View or change them on the search page here

White Hart - Boxford

White Hart

Broad Street
Boxford
SUDBURY
CO10 5DX

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Real Fire
  • Restaurant Area
  • Close to Bus Routes

Submit Beer Scores

The National Beer Scoring System has been upgraded and is now fully integrated with whatpub.com, making finding a pub and scoring your beers much easier.

Beer scoring is only available to CAMRA members. To start scoring please login below or join CAMRA on the national website.

Join CAMRA | Member Login

Campaign for your local

We campaign on a number of issues to help keep pubs open and pints affordable. If you love beer and pubs, get involved today!

Find out more

Summer of Pub CAMRA Festivals

FeaturesClose

Save your local pub Join CAMRA CAMRA Festivals
Close overlay