grid reference TL 993 492
opened 16th century
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- 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
regular real ales
GK IPA + Woodfordes Wherry
listed building grade II
Local licensing authority for Bildeston is Babergh
CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.
last updated 30/10/2017
Bildeston Red Lion
previously known as: Lion
Real Ale is available here
High St, IP7 7EX
A traditional 16th century locals' pub, offering ales, lagers, wines, spirits and a selection of soft drinks.
It has a fully enclosed garden, pool table and dart board.
The current building is thought to mainly date from the 18th century.
The pub is historically listed as having been in Wattisham as it was, until August 18th 1882 in a detached portion of that parish, only being incorporated into Bildeston Parish on that date. Interestingly, it was the only building in the detached portion of Wattisham.
Beer served through handpulls
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Traditional pub games available
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
WiFi available (a charge may apply)
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)