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Important Covid information

Although the latest lockdown has now ended, Suffolk remains in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with "substantial" 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.

Many pubs which are unable to reopen yet (and some that have reopened) are selling food and drink to take away. These are listed on this page.

Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.

Sudbury Golden Lion

Sudbury Golden Lion

also traded as Lion, Red Lion?

Closed 1840-1920

13 North St

I have a copy Will from 1689 by my 9th Great/Grandfather James Dearing (or Deering), bequeathing the “Golden Lyon” to his infant grandson Dearing Dansie, via a life interest to the testator’s daughter and son-in-law. James died shortly afterwards. Within 30 years, Dearing Dansie had moved full time to Castle Hedingham and I do not know what became of the family’s interest in the pub after that. However, Dearing’s son Deering also became a victualler, as did his great grandson Crown Dansie and others in the family.from Ian Jones

The building has since been demolished.

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

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

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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