Photo of Red Lion

grid reference TL 885 513

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last updated 14/04/2018

Alpheton Red Lion

historical era: mid 20th century

opened pre-1820

closed 1964

Bury Rd (Now called the Old Bury Rd)

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The Lion dates back at least as far as 1820, when the Bury & Norwich Post reported one Mr. Golding breaking his leg there.

Later known as "The 'alf eaton lion", it suffered much loss of trade from the diversion of the main road, so that it could not keep going and closed in 1964.Parish council website

It's shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map

Capital Road-Side Inn, Farm & Premises, Alpheton Lion Inn for sale by auction (on behalf of) the late Mr Samuel DEATH (Owner).Ipswich Journal, May 31st 1851**

(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 Bob Mitchell)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.