Lakenheath Green Dragon

also traded as as: Slaunch House

historical era: mid 20th century

closed 1960 circa


grid reference TL 678 858

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CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 17/07/2015

Located at TL676857 - situated on river and close to an area marked on O.S. Map as Botany Bay. Building is demolished and today very little evidence remains. Reckoned to have been open till 1955-60.

Had a drink there as young boy being taken out for a ginger beer around early 50's. Possibly a Stewart & Patterson house.

(Details supplied by Chris Curtis)

Shown here on the 1900 OS map

A report in the Ipswich Journal** on 02 Aug in 1843 states that :

To be let, the Green Dragon, Lakenheath Fen, situate near the Cross-WaterStanch, in good trade, with 51 acres of Pasture & Arable Land, also a valuable right of fishing, in the Brandon River.
(No landlord noted)

In 1861 listed at Slaunch and in 1874 listed at Fen?

(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)


The green dragon may be a reference to the Earl of Pembroke and appears on their coat of arms. William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk was an important medieval English soldier and commander in the Hundred Years' War and later Lord Chamberlain of England. He was created Earl of Pembroke in 1447 and Duke of Suffolk in 1448.