at Lion inn The Lamarsh Lion, a traditional country freehouse-restaurant overlooking the River Stour, is on the market on the Essex/ Suffolk border. The property has been in the hands of owners, John and Jackie O'Sullivan, for 17 years. However, due to John's increasing health problems, the couple have decided to sell. A spokesman for Norwich selling agent Guy Simmonds said Lamarsh is an affluent area and is popular with business people commuting to London. There is a regular train service fromnearby Sudbury and Bures to Marks Tey, west of Colchester, with connections to Liverpool Street Station in London. "This property is believed to date back to the late 16th century and has an attractive interior many original features have been retained," the spokesman added. The Lion has a main bar divided into a number of cosy areas with open studwork and exposed timbers. There is a curved bar servery that has carved front panels believed to have been reclaimed from a former church. Off the bar, a door leads to a paved patio. Guy Simmonds is seeking £599,000 for the freehold.