grid reference TL 993 494
opened 15th century
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- 11-11; 11-10.30 (Sun)
- 12:00 to 14:45 and 19:00 to 21:45 [Sunday finish 21:30]
regular real ales
Adnams Bitter, Greene King IPA + Mauldons Moletrap[H]
listed building grade II*
Local licensing authority for Bildeston is Babergh
CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.
last updated 12/08/2018
Real Ale is available here
104 High St, IP7 7EB
A wonderful privately owned and historic country inn located in the centre of the village, which has undergone a no expenses spared restoration in recent times. Well worth a visit for its architectural features alone, including a fine heavily timbered restaurant (12-3 + 7-10pm) and separate bar area. It also offers luxury accommodation (12 rooms) and disabled access and toilet.
The Crown was built in 1495 as a merchant's house and has been an inn since the mid 17th century.
Beer served through handpulls
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Restaurant or separate dining area
Separate public bar
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(** 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.