Photo of British Lion

grid reference TM 160 443

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last updated 21/01/2020

Ipswich British Lion

historical closure era: late 20th century

closed April 15th, 1972

last owner Ind Coope

55 Princes St

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Demolished soon after closing. Replaced by an award winning office development and various road alterations. It may also be recorded as being in Edgar St (which no longer exists) as it stood on the junction of the two roads (on the town centre side).from Rod Cross
I was drinking in the pub until its closure in early 1972. There used to be a Disco in there every Friday night, a DJ called Daisy. I met my then future wife in there around September 1971. Christmas that year, I can remember coming out at closing time and it was snowing. I still have a wall plate hanging in my kitchen that I took from the pub the night it closed around about April 1972.from Nigel Prentice

The pub may also be listed at 9 New Friars Road (1865).

It's shown on this OS town plan of 1883.

old OS map

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

Precise closure date from Ipswich licensing Records.

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)