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 April 1968.
last owner/operator: Tolly Cobbold
2 Bridge St
grid reference TM 163 440
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).
It's shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)