Lion

(also known as Barking Lion, formerly Cock, Three Feathers, Red Lion (Barking & Barton))

22 Ipswich Rd
Needham Market
IPSWICH
IP6 8EH

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Opening Times

11-2.30, 6-11 Mon-Fri; 11-11 Sat; 12-10.30 Sun

Meal Times

12-2, 6.30-9 Mon-Fri; 12-9 Sat-Sun

About the Pub

16th cent. building with low ceilings & an emphasis upon food. Historically in the parish of Barking, boundary changes mean it's now in Needham.

Historic Interest

Opened 1618 as the Cock, renamed the Three Feathers in 1673 & renamed the Red Lion in 1682. In William Wood's will of 1682 the pub is described with a hall, pantry, parlour, 3 bed chambers, closet, brew-house, great stable, malt-house, orchard & stone yard. The Wood family were malsters & brewers here until 1790 when Robert Hawk (nephew) took over. From 1793 John Aldrich owned pub (Ipswich wine merchant). After 1811 owned by Messrs Cobbold of Cliff brewery. The current name dates from 1900. Brew-pub until about 1793 In 1920s step dancing was a common form of local entertainment in Cobbold pubs & was often performed on the tables using hob-nailed boots. Reputedly this was not permitted in Tollemache pubs where offenders would often be thrown out. Photographs of this pub and more historical information about it can be found at suffolkcamra.co.uk/pubs/pub/24

Regular Beers

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Adnams Southwold Bitter

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Lion, Needham Market

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available

Facilities

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

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Sat Nav Reference

52.148303, 1.05722

OS Reference

TM092544

Transport

  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Station (478m)

Needham Market

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  • Real Fire Real Fire
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Parking Parking
  • Lined Glasses Lined Glasses
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Wifi Wifi
  • LocAle Accredited LocAle Accredited
  • Beer Festivals Beer Festivals
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Real Fire Real Fire
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Parking Parking
  • Restaurant Area Restaurant Area
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Parking Parking
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

FeaturesClose

  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Real Fire Real Fire
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Parking Parking
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

FeaturesClose

  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Parking Parking
  • Restaurant Area Restaurant Area
  • Function Room Function Room
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes
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