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.
Update: pubs which are known to have reopened are now also listed. Please let Tony know if you know of pubs not listed that have reopened.
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.
Monks Eleigh Lion
Monks Eleigh Lion
also traded as Red Lion
Closed between 1958 and 1974?
grid reference TL 971 477
The Lion is shown on OS maps at least as late as 1958, but by 1974 it's shown as "Paddock Hall", so presumably closed some time between those dates.
It's shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
Died on the 16th November 1825, Mrs Martha Flynn, of the Lion, Monks Eleigh, wife of the late James Flynn, whose death was announced on the 22nd October 1825, leaving five babies to lament their loss.Ipswich Journal, November 1825**
Thomas Smith Kingsbury, having taken the Lion Inn, Monks Eleigh, most respectfully solicits the patronage of commercial gentlemen, the inhabitants of Monks Eleigh, and its vicinity, and the public at large, assuring them that every attention will be paid to their comfort, connected to this department of an established Inn. Note…
(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)