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CAMRA Mid-Anglia branch.last updated 11/10/2019
Brundish Crownhistorical closure era: 21st century
Tannington Long Rd (B1118), IP13 8BE
In October 2019 we heard that the long-threatened closure of this pub had finally occurred. It is to be converted to residential use.
It was a traditional drinking pub in a Suffolk "long house" style building which dates in part from the 16th century.
The main bar retained a splendid barrel shaped lathe and plaster ceiling, tiled flooring and two small settles, whilst the modernised second bar was used as a lounge. There was nn open fire in main room and wooden panelling with dado railing throughout.
The conservatory, which was re-floored, was used as a sitting/reading room with comfortable chairs. The old lounge and restaurant was exclusively an eating area with an extensive menu. The food was prepared with all ingredients locally sourced and cooked by the landlord. There was also an excellent bar menu.
There were fish and chip nights every Friday between 5pm and 6.45pm, eat in or take away.
Beer was served on gravity from a wooden back-bar. There was a "coffin hatch" in the lounge.
Dogs were welcome in the main bar and conservatory, as long as they were on a lead.
There was a very well tended garden which was popular in the summer months.
The Crown was one of the very few Suffolk pubs where you could still see poker dice played on the counter and hear genuine High Suffolk Plain accents!
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
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.