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listed building grade II
CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.
last updated 25/01/2020
Lavenham Red Lionhistorical closure era: ancient
opened 14th century
closed before 1772?
8-9 Market Place
In recent years the former Red Lion has been used both as tea rooms and as a book-shop.
A reference to the pub appears in the Ipswich Journal, October 3rd 1772*** when a large Dwelling House, with the Yards and Buildings, formerly known by the Name of the Red Lyon, in the Market-Place, in Lavenham is being sold. (The sale appears to have been triggered by the death of Rowland Branwhite, Common Brewer)
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)