Sudbury Green Dragon Inn

Sudbury Green Dragon Inn

also traded as Dragon

South West, 52.03979,0.73137

Closed: between 1920 and 1970

93 North St

grid reference TL 874 414

It's shown on this OS town plan from 1891 (larger map).

old OS map

Mr Russell Houghton tells us that an indenture he has seen records the name change from Talbards to the Green Dragon between 1712 and 1714. Ownership also changed from Thomas Tyler to Martha Pannell but the occupier was the widow Barnard at that time (1714).

The Green Dragon was finally demolished in the 1960s.





Historical interest

Historical interest





The green dragon may be a reference to the Earl of Pembroke and appears on their coat of arms. William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk was an important medieval English soldier and commander in the Hundred Years' War and later Lord Chamberlain of England. He was created Earl of Pembroke in 1447 and Duke of Suffolk in 1448.

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

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

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of

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