Long Melford Black Lion summary from Suffolk Camra
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Long Melford Black Lion

  • previously known as Lion
  • The Green
  • CO10 9DN
  • 01787 312356ring now
  • grid reference TL 864 465
  • opened 1830 circa
  • owner Free House
  • visit website
real ale available
  • hotel
Beer served through handpullsLunchtime meals (not just snacks)Evening mealsRestaurant or separate dining areaTraditional separate public barTraditional pub games availableReal coal or log firedogs-welcomechildren-welcomeAccommodation availableBus stopstation within five milesCar parkBeer garden or other outside drinking area
Historical info
Public transport

(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)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)


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.