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Leavenheath Lion

Leavenheath Lion

also traded as Red Lion

closed 2nd January 2018

A134, CO6 4NX

grid reference TL 955 357

Closed on 2 Jan 2018 - future uncertain. Well furbished lounge bar & restaurant. Disabled toilet.

Indications are that it's unlikely to reopen, as planning permission for change of use has been submitted.

A large fire broke out at this pub on March 26th 2020.

It appears that apart from the shell of the building, everything has been pretty much destroyed.

It's shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (larger map)

old OS map

The building on this map appears different to today's, so evidently it was rebuilt at some time.





Historical interest

Historical interest




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

(old PO directory information courtesy of

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.