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Important Covid information

If all goes according to plan, the first tranche of pubs (those that are able to serve drinkers outdoors) may be able to reopen on April 12th. Though of course, in a situation like this, nothing is guaranteed. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those planning to reopen when permitted are listed on this page.

Bildeston Red Lion

Bildeston Red Lion

formerly Lion

Real Ale is sold here.

High St, IP7 7EX

grid reference TL 993 492

basic, opened 16th century

(01449) 740476

(01449) 740476

Traditional 16th century pub, offering Ales, Lagers, Wines, Spirits & a large selection of soft drinks. They also have a fully enclosed garden, Pool table & 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.

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Facilities

Facilities

Gallery

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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)

(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)

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