In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
However, a number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the lockdown. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Martlesham Red Lion
Martlesham Red Lion
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
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. The Coach & Horses in Ipswich on Wed 30 Oct at 4 o clock… Lot ii – An ancient and well accustomed freehold public house called the Lion in Martlesham situate on road leading from Woodbridge to Ipswich with the yards and garden thereto belonging, and also the stable at the east end of said yard…
(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)