A sign has recently (October 2014) appeared on the pub saying that it's closed due to ill health. In mid-December, BBC Radio Suffolk reported that the pub is on the market either to buy or to lease.
Built late 18th/early 19th century.
Reopened June 2013 after a couple of years closed and under threat of redevelopment.
The pub is now returned to a multi-roomed interior furnished with mostly East Anglian period furniture.
The carpets have gone and the floors are pamments and timber once more.
Stocking 3-4 local real ales at a time and hot food is available Thur,Fri,Sat at lunch time and sun lunch only.
They also encourage live traditional music.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(**** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)
The crown is a simple sign to show loyalty to the reigning monarch and apart from the commonwealth era (1648-60) has been a pub sign for over 600 years.