The Churchbridge Pubs: The White Lion

Posted: December 12, 2014 in Canals, Landscapes, Pubs and Clubs
The White Lion in Ind Coope & Allsopp's Livery, so prior to 1959(ish) (Bridgtown Local History Society)

The White Lion in Ind Coope & Allsopp’s Livery, so prior to 1959(ish)
(Bridgtown Local History Society)

This history of the White Lion is the last of a trilogy covering the C19th pubs of Churchbridge. The White Lion was the new kid on the block when compared with the Robin Hood and the Red Cow, both of which likely appeared swiftly after Gilpin’s works was established by 1817. They can be traced at least to the 1830s, whereas the White Lion, equally a product of industrialisation, can only be traced to 1861. It is funny, the White Lion may be in Churchbridge, but its closest neighbour was the Anglesey Arms (now the Stumble Inn) in Bridgtown…https://wyrleyblog.wordpress.com/wyrley-landywood/the-churchbridge-pubs/the-white-lion/

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Comments
  1. SJ says:

    Apart from the odd photo there isn’t much of an history or am I missing something? Is it true the person that built the pub also built the White Lion on the Stafford Road towards Huttingdon, they were called the first and the last in Cannock I seem to remember, worth a thought. SJ.

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