Ipswich British Lion
late 20th century
closed April 15th, 1972
last owner Ind Coope
55 Princes St
grid reference TM 160 443
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last updated 07/11/2014
Now demolished and replaced by an award winning office development and various road improvements. It may also be recorded as being in Edgar St (no longer exists) as it then stood on the junction of the two roads (on town centre side).
(information from Rod Cross)
I was drinking in the pub until its closure in early 1972. There used to be a Disco in there every Friday night, a DJ called Daisy. I met my then future wife in there around September 1971. Christmas that year, I can remember coming out at closing time and it was snowing. I still have a wall plate hanging in my kitchen that I took from the pub the night it closed around about April 1972.
(information from Nigel Prentice)
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Precise closure date from Ipswich licensing Records.
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)