Photo of Black Lion

grid reference TL 827 482

opened 14th century

(details under review)

Data from the Food Standards Agency live feed.

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opening hours:

(Times last updated 31/05/2010)

listed building grade II

Local licensing authority for Glemsford is Babergh

CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 21/01/2020

Glemsford Black Lion

previously known as: Lion

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

Lion Rd, CO10 7RF

01787 28084

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An ancient local hostelry serving good beer.

The building dates from the 16th century.

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real fire Real fire

children-welcome Family friendly

parking parking

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area

(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)


The black lion is a heraldic sign mainly related to either Queen Philippa of Hainault - wife of Edward III and a popular 14th cent. queen who was married for over 40 years. Or it may be a reference to Owain Glyndwr - the celebrated 14th cent. Welsh chieftain.