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Real Ale

Bildeston Red Lion

previously known as Lion

High St, IP7 7EX

grid reference TL 993 492

opened 16th Cent

owner Free


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opening hours:

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday to Thursday: 12 to 3 then 5 to 11
  • Friday: 12 to 3 then 5 to 1am
  • Saturday: 11.30 to 1am
  • Sunday: 12 to 10pm
(Times last updated 28/03/2009)

regular real ales

GK IPA + Woodfordes Wherry

listed building grade II

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Local licensing authority for Bildeston is Babergh

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 23/02/2016

Traditional 16th century locals' pub, offering ales, lagers, wines, spirits and a selection of soft drinks.

Fully enclosed garden, Pool table and Dart board.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

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

Evening meals Evening meals

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real fire Real fire

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

live music live music

payable WiFi WiFi available (a charge may apply)

Sport TV Sport TV

parking parking

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)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)