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Glemsford Black Lion

previously known as Lion

Real Ale

Lion Rd, CO10 7RF

01787 28084

grid reference TL 827 482

opened 14th Cent

(details under review)

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opening hours:

  • Mon-Thu: 1200-1500, 1800-2300
  • Fri-Sat: 1200-2300
  • Sun: 1200-2230
(Times last updated 31/05/2010)

listed building grade II

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Local licensing authority for Glemsford is Babergh

CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 06/04/2015

An ancient local hostelry serving good beer and food.

The building dates from the 16th century.

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real coal or log fire Real coal or log fire

children-welcome Children are welcome

Car park Car park

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area

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

(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** 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.