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Sudbury Rose & Crown

previously known as: Crown

historical era: mid 20th century

opened 16th cent.

closed 1922

22 King St

grid reference TL 874 412

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last updated 09/03/2016

Former Inn and Posting House.

Destroyed by fire 1s January 1922.

Shown on the 1884 OS town plan as being directly to the south of the church.

Also reported as being at Market Hill. In 16th cent. this inn (then called the Crown) formed three sides around a great courtyard and was frequently used for mayoral banquets.

An advertisement in the Ipswich Journal**** on April 28th 1750 read:

Sudbury Stage Coach to London in one day begins on April 23rd-sets out from the Rose and Crown Inn, Sudbury on every Monday-Wednesday and Friday to the Spread Eagle in Grace Street, London and returning every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday to the place aforesaid at 9s a passenger, to be allowed 30lbs weight and above at 1s per score. N.B. Passengers to be taken up at the Bell, Hedingham-Green Man at Gosfield and the White Hart at Bocking, performed if God permits by us Thomas Holmsted and William Woods.

Reported at 38 King St. from at least 1871 until at least 1916.

Formerly a Commercial Hotel & Posting House and billard rooms.


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

(some old PO directory information courtesy of the londonpublichouse.com website)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

(**** report reproduced with kind permission from Foxearth & District Local History Society)