Martlesham Red Lion
Martlesham Red Lion
Due to the latest government regulations, pubs currently have to close by 10pm. Opening hours displayed on this page may not take account of this change.
Re-opens on the 6th of July. See website for details.
Real Ale is sold here.
Main Rd, IP12 4RN
grid reference TM 251 471
bar / diner
owner/operator: Chef & Brewer (Greene King)
A popular restaurant pub with a split level bar.
The lion's head figure on the outside wall is said to be the figurehead taken from a Dutch ship captured at the Battle of Sole Bay in 1672, though it has also been suggested it came from a vessel wrecked off Benacre in about 1740.
Parts of the building date from the late 16th century, with an early 19th century wing to the right.
A Victorian brewery was also located here.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Cask Marque accredited
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Traditional pub games available
Railway station about 1.9 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
To be sold by auction by Robert Harris – at the Golden Lion in Ipswich on Friday 24th of May at 4 o’clock in the afternoon…Lot 1... an ancient and well accustomed freehold public house called the Lion in Martlesham, situate on the road leading from Woodbridge to Ipswich. With the stables and other convenient outhouses, yard and garden thereto belonging, now in the occupation on Mr Groom, tenant at will. Ipswich Journal, 18 May 1782
To be sold by auction at…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)