Ipswich Crown Hotel summary from Suffolk Camra
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Ipswich Crown Hotel

  • previously known as Haven
  • 346 Felixstowe Rd
  • IP3 9AA
  • grid reference TM 188 432
closed post-1970
  • opened 1930s
  • closed October 2011
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(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

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Note

Once known as a "Tolly Folly". In the 1930s the Tollemache brewery underwent a large expansion, first taking over the Cambridge Star Brewery and then building a number of vast mock-baronial estate pubs, mostly in Ipswich. The ornate style, and the scale of the expansion, led to these new buildings being known as the Tolly Follies. They were losely based on the design of the Tollemache stately home, Helmingham Hall.

Helmingham Hall is a moated manor house in Helmingham. It was begun by John Tollemache in 1480 and has been owned by the Tollemache family ever since. The house is built around a courtyard in typical late medieval/Tudor style. It is not open to the public.