previously known as: Crown Tavernhistorical era: mid 20th century
2 Fitzroy St
grid reference TM 161 448Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
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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)