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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Long Melford Black Lion

Long Melford Black Lion

formerly Lion

The pub has reopened.

Real Ale is sold here.

The Green, CO10 9DN

grid reference TL 864 465

hotel, opened about 1830

owner/operator: Chestnut Group

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(01787) 312356

(01787) 312356

Recently refurbished (in summer 2017). Reopened in Autumn 2017.

Georgian Hotel (10 letting rooms) overlooking the famous huge village green and close to church. Also close to Long Melford hall (National Trust) and Kentwell Hall.

Dating back to at least 1740 - probably earlier.

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Footnote

The black lion is a heraldic sign mainly related to either Queen Philippa of Hainault - wife of Edward III and a popular 14th cent. queen who was married for over 40 years. Or it may be a reference to Owain Glyndwr - the celebrated 14th cent. Welsh chieftain.

(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)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

Old picture from http://www.foxearth.org.uk

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