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Iconic town pub closes its doors

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The White Hart, one of Hadleigh’s iconic pubs, has closed.

The pub, which stands on Bridge Street in a picturesque setting overlooking the town’s cricket ground, was popular with drinkers watching the cricket on hot summer evenings.

Previously an eatery which specialised in Italian food, the pub was later taken over by Phil and Angie Woodend, who turned it back into a traditional family pub with a wider menu, including Sunday roasts.

The pub was also popular with real ale enthusiasts since it served local beers such as Adnams and cider from Aspalls.

It also offered accommodation in a separate block of bedrooms on the same site.

People who commented on ratings website tripadvisor were pleased with the pub’s good-value accommodation.

But last week, Mr and Mrs Woodend put up a sign saying they were no longer doing food, and this was followed this week by a notice saying they had closed and thanking customers for their loyalty and support.

The Free Press was unable to contact the couple as we went to press.

l Despite the closure, Tony Addison, a member of Hadleigh Chamber of Commerce, previously told the Free Press he believed things were looking up for retailers.

 

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