Tannington Long Rd (B1118), IP13 8BE
grid reference TM 254 702
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…
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.
(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)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.