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Wangford Wangford Arms

also traded as as: Lion, White Lion, Red Lion

historical era: late 20th century

opened pre-1839

closed 1986

35 High St

grid reference TM 465 792

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Wangford is part of the Wangford with Henham parish

CAMRA North-East Suffolk branch.

last updated 04/06/2016

A short lived micro brewery was based here.

Known as just the Lion until the 1960s, when the "White" was prepended to the pub's name.

Now residential.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Sep 1855 states that :

To be sold by auction, at the Lion Inn, Wangford, a portion of the neat household furniture, featherbeds and bedding, and general household requisites, the property of Mr N Wright, who is changing his residence.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Feb 1865 states :

At the Halesworth Petty Sessions of 8th February 1865, the license to the Lion, Wangford, was transferred from James Terry to Langley Sewel Smythe

Historically listed as a hotel (with good accommodation for cyslists & motorists in 1912).

(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)