North East, 52.05291,1.15363
closed April 1968
last owner/operator: Tolly Cobbold
2 Bridge St
grid reference TM 163 440
The pub is shown on this OS town plan from about 1880 (larger map).
The Crown was not listed in 1900 directory, but may have been rebuilt at around this time?
The pub was closed in 1967 or 1968, as part of a scheme to reduce the number of "excess" alcohol licenses.
It's also listed in St Peters Street (in 1839 and earlier).
Married on July 2nd 1825, Mr W G Havell, hat maker, to Miss Eliza Hamblin, eldest daughter of Mr John Hamblin, late of the Crown Inn, Ipswich. Ipswich Journal, July 1825**
Died on 28 Oct 1895, at the Crown Inn, Bridge St, George, husband of Amelia Grimsey, aged 62.Ipswich Journal, Nov 1895**
Julian Dimond is listed at the Crown in the Cobbolds & co Tenant rent book at £12pa from Dec 1895 to Jan 1900 (Suffolk Archives doc ref HA231/5/3)
William Joseph Upson is listed at the Crown in the Cobbolds & co Tenant rent book at £25pa from Aug 1900 to Sep 1917 (Suffolk Archives doc ref HA231/5/3)
(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)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.