Real Ale is sold here.
97 High St, CO10 9PZ
grid reference TL 915 492
owner/operator: Stock & Bailey Ltd
Now trading as a pub again. Food usually available during opening hours.
The building dates back to 1324 when it was first used as the town gaol. We don't know when it became an inn, but it was certainly 1730 or earlier.
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
John Levill, who kept the Greyhound Inn for thirteen years in Lavenham, is now removed to the Three Swans Inn and Tavern in the same Town.Ipswich Journal, July 2nd 1743***
John Levill has removed from the Swan in Lavenham and has enter'd into Partnership with his Son-in-Law, Samuel Woodgate, at the Greyhound, in the same street.Ipswich Journal, November 30th 1771***
Mr. Biggs of Debenham, will continue in the Liquor trade when he takes the Greyhound Inn in Lavenham.Ipswich Journal, April 2nd 1774***
James and Marg…
(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)