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Alpheton Red Lion

historical era: mid 20th century

opened pre-1820

closed 1964

Bury Rd (Now called the Old Bury Rd)

grid reference TL 885 513

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last updated 17/07/2016

The inn 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 road that it could not keep going and closed in 1964"

Thanks to http://www.onesuffolk.co.uk/AlphetonPC/History/

A report in the Ipswich Journal** on 31 May in 1851 states that :

Capital Road-Side Inn, Farm & Premises, Alpheton Lion Inn for sale by auction (on behalf of) the late Mr Samuel DEATH (Owner).

(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)