Hadleigh White Lion
previously known as Lion Hotel
closed late 1980s
grid reference TM 027 424
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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 15/04/2016
A former Commercial Inn & Posting House.
Now converted for residential use. The building retains many original features both at the front and in a small enclosed central courtyard. Sadly a fire in 2011 damaged part of building to the rear of the property.
A Survey of Suffolk Parish History tells us that there a records of a bowling green opening at the White Lion in 1754, so we can be sure the inn was extant prior to that. Although the façade only dates from the 18th century, the Listed Buildings Register says that the building probably dates from the 16th or 17th century.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)