Great Bricett Red Lion (Wigwam)Real Ale
Green St, IP7 7DD
grid reference TM 040 499
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- Tue-Sat: 1200-1400, 1800-2100
- Sun: 12-?
listed building grade II
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Local licensing authority for Great Bricett is Mid Suffolk
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 14/01/2017
Known locally as the Wigwam, the Red Lion is a country pub with low ceilings in the large single bar area with seating for diners and a large garden. Food here is deliberately aimed at vegetarians and vegans, with a wide range of meat-free options.
It seems that the management and staff are moving to the Walnut Tree in Thwaite (formerly the Buck's Head) in January. We don't know what the future of this pub will be after that.
In Feb 2011 it was named one of the top ten most vegetarian-friendly pubs in the country by animal rights group PETA. The pub, which was set up by Jan Wise just over three years earlier, offers a variety of meat-free options including curries, stews and pasta dishes. Ms Wise said: "We're really amazed to be named in the top ten vegetarian pubs. I'm delighted and extremely honoured. We're the only vegetarian pub in East Anglia and 75 to 80 per cent of our customers are not vegetarian. But by the end of their meal they're converted".
The building dates from early or mid 17th century.
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Traditional pub games available
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)
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