In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
East Bergholt Red Lion
East Bergholt Red Lion
Currently closed - may reopen?
Closed Dec 2018 for major refurbishment
The St, CO7 6TB
grid reference TM 069 346
An attractive and lively two bar pub in the village centre, close to the church. An area to the rear of the lounge bar is used for dining. Pool and other pub games are available in the public bar.
The building is believed to date from the 17th century, though many alterations have been made since.
The pub was observed in April 2018 to be closed and undergoing major works. We were later informed that it should finally reopen late in the summer of 2019, but this date has slipped, apparently due to problems renovating the old building.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Accommodation available
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
- Traditional pub games available
Railway station about 3.1 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
To be sold, at East-Bergholt. the Red Lion Inn, a good-accustomed House consisting of a Messuage, Barn, Stable and othe necessary Buildings, and four Acres and a Half of Land thereunto belonging, now in the Tenure and Occupation of Mr. Thomas Newman.Ipswich Journal, February 2nd 1771***
All persons to whom Mrs Judith Newman late of Red Lion at East Bergholt stands indebted, are desired to send an account of the same immediately to John Simson, brandy merchant, at Dedham, Essex, as he very soon intends to make a dividend of the effects in his hands.Ipswich Journal, Saturday November 29th 1788
Broke out of a stable at East Bergholt, an aged dark brown setter dog, fawn coloured mouth and legs, answers to the name Sam; had on a chain and collar…
NOTE: A messuage equates to a dwelling-house and may include outbuildings, orchard, curtilage or court-yard and garden - this may have been an earlier structure to the current property.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)