Photo of Red Lion

grid reference TL 993 492

opened 16th century

owner Free


Data from the Food Standards Agency live feed.

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opening hours:

(Times last updated 28/03/2009)

regular real ales

GK IPA + Woodfordes Wherry plus beers from Cabin Brewery

listed building grade II

Local licensing authority for Bildeston is Babergh

CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 21/01/2020

Bildeston Red Lion

previously known as: Lion

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

High St, IP7 7EX

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A traditional 16th century locals' pub, offering ales, lagers, wines, spirits and a selection of soft drinks.

It has a fully enclosed garden, pool table and dart board.

The current building is thought to mainly date from the 18th century.

The pub is historically listed as having been in Wattisham as it was, until August 18th 1882 in a detached portion of that parish, only being incorporated into Bildeston Parish on that date. Interestingly, it was the only building in the detached portion of Wattisham.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real fire Real fire

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

live music live music

payable WiFi WiFi available (a charge may apply)

Sport TV Sport TV

parking parking

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area

(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 Stuart Ansell)

(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)