Glemsford Black Lion
previously known as: LionReal Ale is available here
Lion Rd, CO10 7RF
grid reference TL 827 482
opened 14th Cent
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- Mon-Thu: 1200-1500, 1800-2300
- Fri-Sat: 1200-2300
- Sun: 1200-2230
listed building grade II
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Local licensing authority for Glemsford is Babergh
CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.
last updated 11/05/2017
An ancient local hostelry serving good beer.
The building dates from the 16th century.
Traditional pub games available
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.