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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Lavenham Black Lion

Lavenham Black Lion

also traded as Lion

Closed about 1925

opened pre-1783

10-12 High St

grid reference TL 915 492

Several buildings of varying ages were joined together when the inn opened. Some parts date as far back as the 15th century.

In 1830 a carrier to London called James Ablitt from Sudbury called at the pub every Tuesday & Thursday.

A Victorian brewery once operated here.

This was one of the last pubs in Britain to organise bull-baiting; William Matthiam and others being prosecuted for this in 1842. The Sudbury Post** reported:…

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

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** report reproduced with kind permission from Foxearth & District Local History Society)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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