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Long Melford Black Lion

Long Melford Black Lion

formerly Lion

Real Ale is sold here.

Church Walk, CO10 9DN

grid reference TL 865 465

hotel, opened about 1830

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(01787) 312356

(01787) 312356

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

Grade II Listed 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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