Ipswich Crown

also traded as as: Crown Tavern

historical era: mid 20th century

2 Fitzroy St

grid reference TM 161 448

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last updated 16/07/2015

Demolished. Property not listed in 1939.

Was called the Crown Tavern, its location also fits the entry in the Borough Police licensed premises register 1903-1923.

Also listed at 33 & 35 Crown Street in 1932.

The original Fitzroy St was to the west of what's now called Fitzroy St.

A reference is made in the Ipswich Journal*** on 14 & 11 Sep 1725 to the Crown in St Matthews, Ipswich.

At a Petty Sessions hearing on 29 September 1860 The Crown was refused a new spirit licence. out of the twenty four applications only three establishments were granted licences.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in April 1895 states that :

Town properties to be sold by auction as part of the estate of the late Mr A J Cook, deceased, Lot 2. A corner beer house known as the Crown Tavern, situated at No. 2 Fitzroy Street, at the junction with Crown Street. A well accustomed corner public house licensed for sale of beer and cider situated in a populous district with stabling, yard, and cart way, now let to Messrs. Catchpole and Co., on a yearly tenancy at £30 per annum.

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

Petty sessions info from Ipswich Journal (Kim Jennings).

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)