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A lot of the old photos and details are displayed on the walls of the pub, including the 1940’s (ish) ‘Dominoes match’, with the  kind help of some of the older generation we were able to establish everyone’s name which was amazing.

We have also been able to find the names of previous landlords of the pub dating back to 1795, with some interesting human stories along the way. If you look at the entry for 1951 you will see James Chaplin listed as the landlord, when Mr Chaplin died Mrs Mary Ann Chaplin took over (his wife). Then in 1865 John Whit­more takes over, but following Mr. Whitmore’s departure a Mrs Mary Ann Whitmore takes over the pub. So, did Mrs Mary Ann see off two husbands or was this just coincidence? If she did then she could have been in the pub for over 40 years.

The White Horse is a 17th century grade 2 listed building and as a result we have limited wheelchair access and no disabled toilet facilities currently. If you are planning a visit including a wheelchair, please call us to let us know and we can advise the most appropriate access route and area for you and your party.

Local area

The Suffolk coast has a wide variety of places to visit, whether it’s taking in a concert or boat trip at the Snape Maltings (right), shopping in Aldeburgh or enjoying some of the miles of scenic coastal and river walks, with the wide variety of birdlife.


Snape Maltings

Concerts -

Every year, thousands of young people and amateurs in local orchestras, choirs and music groups perform at Snape, making it one of the most important community arts venues in the east, as well as an inter­nationally famous concert hall.

Shopping -

From the classic to the contemporary, a huge range of goods are on offer from fine foods, quality furniture, affordable British art to sparkling glassware, jewellery, antiques and traditional children’s toys.

Boat trips -

river trips from Snape Maltings are rich in both wildlife and history. Over 100 years ago, Snape Maltings quay was a busy port yet today you can appreciate the tranquillity of the swaying golden reeds and the wading birds. Viewing the Maltings from the river is truly magnificent.


Location: Snape, Nr. Aldeburgh, Suffolk


This colourful coastal town has always been popular with visitors to this area, with its brightly painted houses and extensive shopping and eating there’s plenty here. Or maybe just a stroll on the beachfront!


Location: Aldeburgh, Coast


Minsmere RSPB Reserve/Dunwich Heath

Minsmere is one of the RSPB’s most famous nature reserves. It has been an RSPB reserve for over 50 years and pioneered the use of observation hides and management of wetland areas to enable visitors to see a sam­ple of the huge range of birds that pass along the Suffolk coast.


Location: Nr. Saxmundham, Suffolk