In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
closed 28th November 1942.
31 Magdalen St
grid reference TM 142 737
The pub building is thought to date from the 18th century.
The Crown closed in 1942 "for the duration [of the war]". It appears not to have reopened afterwards; in 1946 the license was transferred to the Halesworth Triple Plea, which until then only had a beerhouse license.
The pub is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
[they were] Witnesses at a trial. William Jolly was found guilty of setting fire to a wheat stack and sentenced to death.Ipswich Journal, August 3rd 1833** (when Susan & William Moss were the landlord & landlady)
A report in the Ipswich Journal, June 3rd 1837***, stated that Robert Koipe COBBOLD of the Eye Brewery was retiring from business & was looking to sell various Inns & Public Houses including the Crown.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Closure details from Eye licensing records.
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)