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Former Inn and Posting House.
Destroyed by fire 1 Jan 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 mayorial 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.
A report in the Bury & Norwich Post*** on Aug-05 in 1835 when William Baker was the landlord states that:
The Rose was the centre of a riot, where the mob tried unsuccessfully to force entry. Many windows were broken and the mob dispersed in the early hours of the next morning when their leader was arrested. (also see Bear Inn)
A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on Aug-26 in 1882 when J George was the landlord states that:
Mr J George of the Rose and Crown Hotel applied for an extension of time of an hour, on the occassion of the meeting of the Suffolk and Essex Club, which was granted.
last updated 17/01/2013
(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)
(** report reproduced with kind permission from Foxearth & District Local History Society)
(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(**** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)