North West, 52.09247,1.31647
Real Ale is understood not to be sold here.
2 Thoroughfare, IP12 1AD
grid reference TM 272 489
hotel, opened 1540
owner/operator: Thorpeness & Aldeburgh Hotels
An old 16th century coaching inn and hotel that is tastefully furnished throughout, with 21 rooms. There's a separate restaurant and bar areas.
There are regular jazz nights on the 4th Thursday of every month and a jazz jam on the 2nd Thursday of every month.
Real ale is no longer regularly stocked due to low demand.
The building dates from the 17th century, with an 18th century façade.
- Accommodation available
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available
Railway station about 0.2 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The Crown is shown on this OS town plan from 1881 (larger map).
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, 19 & 26 Nov 1726***, to the Crown Tavern in Woodbridge
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, 13 & 20 Jan 1728***, to Mr Edward Munday at the Crown in Woodbridge (note that an Edward Munday is at the Bull in Woodbridge by 1739)
At the Town Hall in Woodbridge will be a Consort of Musick, Tickets to be had of Mr Munday at the Crown.Ipswich Journal, 22 April 1732***
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, 1 Sep 1739***, to Edward Mundy at the Crown, Woodbridge.
To be lett, the Crown Inn, Woodbridge, being a large, commodious, and well accustom'd Publick-House, consisting of ten Rooms on the Ground-Floor, besides a Store-Room, Larder, Pantries and Closets; of twelve Rooms besides Cl…
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)
(extracts from a town pub booklet written by David Hague which also includes extracts from Booth's Almanac of 1899)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)