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Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.

If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Beccles White Lion

Beccles White Lion

also traded as White Lyon

Closed 1920-1970

opened 1774 (built)

19 Smallgate

grid reference TM 422 904

The building dates from the 18th century.

Historically the White Lion was listed as a Family & Commercial Hotel & Posting House. It may also be listed as an Inn and Excise Office.

An older pub of this name stood at 15 New Market up to about 1775.

It's shown on this old OS town plan of 1884.

old OS map





Historical interest

Historical interest




(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(old PO directory information courtesy of

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)