Bungay Castle Inn
Bungay Castle Inn
formerly White Lion, Castles
Due to the latest government regulations, pubs currently have to close by 10pm. Opening hours displayed on this page may not take account of this change.
Hotel has reopened its rooms for customers to stay. Checking if restaurant and/or bar have also reopened.
Real Ale is sold here.
35 Earsham St, NR35 1AF
grid reference TM 334 898
Now primarily a restaurant. The front entrance leads to the restaurant with a central bar serving two real ales behind which is a smaller area for drinking and eating, which can also be accessed via the rear entrance from the courtyard garden.
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
An auction (at the Kings Head Inn, Bungay) on 15 Jul 1802 included Lot 8 - All that capital freehold Inn, called The White Lion in Bungay aforesaid, consisting of 2 spacious rooms, in front of the Earsham-street, 2 parlous backward, with good cellars and wine vaults, 5 bed chambers, 4 attics, wash-house, stabling for 14 horse and all other requisite buildings, brick & tile built with a large yard & garden thereto...The estates of Mrs Ann LANE, Widow, deceased.Ipswich Journal, July 10th 1802***
Was married on the 1st, at St. Mary's Church, Bungay, Mr Stephen Wright, of the White Lion Inn, to Jane, the younger daughter of William Smith, builder all of Bungay.Ipswich Journal, October 1850**
The Castle Bowling Green…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)