Hadleigh White Lion

Hadleigh White Lion

also traded as Lion Hotel

West, 52.04316,0.95445

Closed: 1987/1988

opened pre-1754

High St

grid reference TM 027 424

The inn can be seen on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map

old OS map

A former Commercial Inn & Posting House.

Now converted into a number of flats. The building retains many original features both at the front and in a small enclosed central courtyard. Sadly a fire in 2011 damaged part of building to the rear of the property.

Planning permission to convert the hotel into a restaurant with living accommodation was lodged in December 1988, so we can conclude the hotel had closed by then. Since another application was lodged in April 1986 for the White Lion, it evidently closed after that date.

A Survey of Suffolk Parish History tells us that there a records of a bowling green opening at the White Lion in 1754, so we can be sure the inn was extant prior to that. Although the façade only dates from the 18th century, the Listed Buildings Register says that the building probably dates from the 16th or 17th century.





Historical interest

Historical interest




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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.