Eye Crownhistorical era: mid 20th century
closed November 28th, 1942
31 Magdalen St
grid reference TM 142 737Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
listed building grade II
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CAMRA Mid-Anglia branch.
last updated 04/03/2016
Thought to date from the 18th century.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** on Aug-03 in 1833 when Susan & William Moss was the landlord & landlady states that they were :
Witnesses at a trial. William Jolly was found guilty of setting fire to a wheat stack and sentenced to death.
Closed in 1942 "for the duration [of the war]". Appears not to have reopened afterwards, in May 1946 the license was transferred to the Halesworth Triple Plea, which until then only had a beerhouse license.
A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 03 Jun in 1837 stated that Robert Koipe COBBOLD of the Eye Brewery was retiring from business & was looking to sell various Inns & Public Houses including the Crown.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Closure details from Eye licensing records.
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)