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
opened 1774 (built)
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.
William Cottingham that now keeps the White Lyon in Beccles, is to take the Angel Tavern in the Market-Place, at Yarmouth, at Lady Day next.Ipswich Journal, January 6th 1750***
(On February 3rd the White Lyon was advertised "to be lett by Robert le Grys, Beccles")
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, March 7th 1752***, to William Gledhill at the White Lyon, Beccles (On 30th September 1752, all of his Household Furniture and Stock of Goods was put up for sale).
Simon Clark is removed from the Swan Inn, Harleston to the White Lyon in Beccles.Ipswich Journal, November 11th 1752***
To be lett, a Post-Chariot from the White Lion Inn, Beccles by Mattias Otley.Ipswich Journal, August 18th 1764***
Matthias Otley has determined to quit the White Lion in Beccles at Michaelmas next and the House is…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)