Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. 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 difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
formerly White Lion, Red Lion
Extra services available here during the Covid-19 lockdown:
The Theberton Lion is offering take away drinks daily including Star Wing Gospel Oak and other real ales, craft lagers and Briarbank Black Horse Stout. Bring your own cleaned container. These must be ordered over the phone on 01728 830185 in advance for collection between 12-2 and 6-8 by prior arrangement. We are also serving Fish and Chips on Fridays for Takeaways in the evening.
Real Ale is sold here.
The St, IP16 4RU
grid reference TM 437 658
This large and lively village bar has various seating areas and a central fireplace. Many local pictures on walls and horse brasses adorn the beams. It also still retains outdoor toilets and has recently reinstated the patio seating areas to the front of the pub. Two log cabin letting rooms - both ensuite. Real cider (Giggler 6.3% plus others)
The Lion Beer Club convenes on the first Monday of every month at 2045: The Theberton Lion Beer Club is designed to celebrate all that is good about beer in all its incarnations. Each week those attending contribute £5 in order to sample five beers and have a say in shaping the Lion's future beer list…
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Accommodation available
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- CamROT (Campaign for Real Outside Toilets) approved
- Cider (real draught, not keg) available
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Pub sells beer from local brewers
- Real fire
- Traditional pub games available
- Village shop or similar facility on-site
- WiFi available
Railway station about 3.9 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
The pub was known as the White Lion between 1844 and 1881.
To be sold by auction, on the premises of Mr John Day, at the Lion Inn, Theberton, Suffolk, who is retiring from business. Two useful cart geldings, a yearling colt, mare and foal, 2 fat heifers, 2 foot ploughs, pair of harrows, cart and plough harness, barn tilt, barley screen some sacks, with many other articles in husbandry. Household furniture consists of 2 dozen wood and other chairs, square and other dining tables, circular settle, capital wind up range, crane, fire irons, wind up roasting jack, barrel churn, hand ditto, milk keelers, bowls, cheese vats and braids; quantity of iron, and many other articles in the housekeeping line.Ipswich Journal…
(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)
(*** magazine information from Malcolm Fairley)