In the light of the latest government instructions, all pubs are now closed until at least December 2nd.
A number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the Covid-19 lockdown. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
After the end of Lockdown, Suffolk will remain in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with meals. This of course rules out reopening for the vast majority of pubs. As and when pubs reopen, we will list them on this page and highlight them on location pages.
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.
Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.
Glemsford Black Lion
Glemsford Black Lion
Due to current regulations, pubs are closed until December 2nd. From that date, they can only sell drinks when accompanied by a substantial meal. This means not all pubs can reopen at present.
Lockdown burger menu available Thursdays 1800-2100. Menu is posted outside the pub.
Real Ale is sold here.
Lion Rd, CO10 7RF
grid reference TL 827 482
opened 14th century
A 14th century local serving good beer.
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1924 (interactive map)
Notice hereby given that on Mon 24th day inst. June will be the usual annual show of horses, milch cows and young stock at Glemsford Suffolk. An ordinary will be provided at the Black Lion at 1 o clock. All those gentlemen and others that please to favour him with their company shall meet with suitable entertainment and their favours gratefully acknowledged by their most obliged and humble servant, James Rogers …Ipswich Journal, 15 Jun 1782
To be sold by auction by James Chaplin on Friday 13 inst…
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.
(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)