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Halesworth White Lion

also traded as as: Blue Boar, Lyon

historical era: mid 20th century

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 26/09/2016

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*** on 17 Feb 1759 states :

To be lett, a newly-erected Publick-House, known by the Sign of the White Lion, with about one Acre of Garden Ground, well planted with Fruit-Trees and about 16 Acres of rich meadow and arable Land, all adjoining. Also on the same Premises, an Oatmeal-Office, to be lett, with or without the same. There is not another Oatmeal-Office within 10 Miles of the said Town (Halesworth). Enquire of Mr Thomas Knights, Common-Brewer, Halesworth.

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)