Glemsford Black Lion summary from Suffolk Camra
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Glemsford Black Lion

  • previously known as Lion
  • Lion Rd
  • CO10 7RF
  • 01787 28084ring now
  • grid reference TL 827 482
  • opened 14th Cent
real ale available
    Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)Evening mealsRestaurant or separate dining areaTraditional pub games availableReal coal or log firechildren-welcomeCar parkBeer garden or other outside drinking area

    (details under review)

    Historical info
    Public transport

    (Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

    (old PO directory information courtesy of

    (** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)


    The black lion is a heraldic sign mainly related to either Queen Philippa of Hainault - wife of Edward III and a popular 14th cent. queen who was married for over 40 years. Or it may be a reference to Owain Glyndwr - the celebrated 14th cent. Welsh chieftain.