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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. 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 cent.
Adnams Bitter, Greene King IPA + Mauldons Moletrap[H]
listed building grade II*
Local licensing authority for Bildeston is Babergh
last updated 25/07/2014
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** 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.