The Lamarsh Lion is a wonderful country pub on the Essex / Suffolk border and has been an Inn for over 700 years

Closed briefly in 2016 we reopened after refurbishment in June 2018 as a Community Pub

Lamarsh and neighbouring Alphamstone are two tiny, ancient villages on the Essex / Suffolk border each with a population of around 200 people.  We lie in the deeply rural and stunningly beautiful Stour Valley

John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough painted in Lamarsh and both are reputed to have frequented the Lamarsh Lion

 Copies of Constable’s Lamarsh House and Gainsborough’s Lamarsh Cliff – Landscape looking towards Cornard, now hang in the bar. It is believed that Lamarsh, almost unknown to the outside world, is the only village in which both of these world-renowned artists painted. Hence the Lion’s nickname “The Painters’ Pub”

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