Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Hadleigh White Lion
Hadleigh White Lion
also traded as Lion Hotel
Closed late 1980s
grid reference TM 027 424
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.
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.
The inn can be seen on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
Robert Beales (late waiter at the White Hart in Colchester) begs leave to inform the public that he has taken and entered the White Lion at Hadleigh and has laid in an entire fresh stock of wine and liquors etcIpswich Journal, 2 Feb 1782
Notice to creditors of Francis Barker – late of the White Lion in Hadleigh, may receive completion in discharge of their several debts, by applying to Mr Grimm, attorney in HadleighIpswich Journal, 29 Jun 1782
Robert Beales feels himself impressed with the most lively sentiments of gratitude to a generous and liberal public, for the protection and support he has received during a residence of nearly 19 years, at the White Lion, Hadleigh. He begs thus in make his acknowledgements to all his friends, and to thank them most sincerely…
(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.