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Halesworth White Lion

previously known as Blue Boar, Lyon


closed November 22nd, 1964

London Rd

grid reference TM 386 774

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listed building grade II

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CAMRA North-East Suffolk branch.

last updated 18/08/2015

Built some time in the 16th century. Documents from 1590 record "Ye Lyone Inne".

Also historically listed at Pound St (1839 - 1900) and 39 Thoroughfare (1912).

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Mar 1865 states that :

To be sold by auction, Lot 1, that old established and well frequented Inn, known as the White Lion, in Halesworth, situated at the west entrance of the town, containing bar, 2 parlours, kitchen, 6 bedrooms, back kitchen, washhouse, brick stable and loft, cart sheds, and a large productive walled in garden. There is a weekly market held upon these premises for the sale of pigs, calves, poultry, and neat stock.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Jan 1875 states :

At the Halesworth Petty Sessions of January 1875, the license for the White Lion, Halesworth, was transferred from Robert Keep to William Smith.

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)