Martlesham Red Lion
previously known as: LionReal Ale
Main Rd, IP12 4RN
grid reference TM 251 471
owner Chef & Brewer
bar / diner
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- 11:00 - 23:00 Mon to Thurs
- 11:00 - 23:30 Fri and Sat
- 11:30 - 22:30 Sun
- 12:00 - 22:00 Mon to Sat
- 12:00 - 21:30 Sun
regular real ales
There are no regular beers.
Serves 3 guest beers
listed building grade II
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Local licensing authority for Martlesham is Suffolk Coastal
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 30/11/2016
A popular restaurant pub with a split level bar. The lion's head figure on the outside wall is said to be the figurehead taken from a Dutch ship captured at the Battle of Sole Bay in 1672. Though it has also been suggested it came from a vessel wrecked off Benacre circa 1740.
Parts of the building date from the late 16th century, with an early 19th century wing to the right.
A Victorian brewery was also located here.
Beer served through handpulls
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Restaurant or separate dining area
Traditional pub games available
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Railway station about 1.90 mile away (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)
(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)