Halesworth White Lion
previously known as: Blue Boar, Lyonhistorical era: mid 20th century
closed November 22nd, 1964
grid reference TM 386 774Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
listed building grade II
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CAMRA North-East Suffolk branch.
last updated 13/03/2016
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)