Real Ale is sold here.
Market Place, CO10 9QZ
grid reference TL 916 493
Stands in the ancient market area at the centre of this historic village. Four local real ales are always on tap and these together with a good wine list, complement the food for which the Angel is renowned. An a la carte menu using local produce is available. Eight well equipped en suite bedrooms and a stunning residents sitting room ensure it is also a comfortable place to stay. Ask to see the medieval vaulted cellars during quiet periods. Piano played occasionally. Games in public area include dominoes and many board games.
The Angel was first licensed in 1420 (although the building probably dates from at least two centuries earlier).
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Accommodation available
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
- Traditional pub games available
Nearest railway station
The hotel is shown on this old OS map from 1884 (interactive map)
Cocking - there will be a main of cocks fought at the Angel in Lavenham on Tues 30th April between gentlemen of Essex and the gentlemen of Suffolk, for 5 guineas a battle, and 10 the odd. Where all gentlemen shall meet with a hearty welcome from their humble servant J Peatley. Dinner at 1 o'clock. Ipswich Journal, 20 April 1782
This is to give notice that the annual shew of horses and colts will be held as usual at the Swan in Lavenham on Shrove Tuesday the 24th inst. Where a good ordinary will be provided at 1 o clock and also at the Black Lion and Angel…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)