also traded as Crown Tavern
Closed: late 1930s
2 Fitzroy St
grid reference TM 161 448
The Crown was also called the Crown Tavern; its location also fits the entry in the Borough Police licensed premises register 1903-1923. It was listed at 33/35 Crown Street in 1932; by 1939 it was no longer listed. It was subsequently demolished.
The original Fitzroy Street was to the west of what's now called Fitzroy Street.
Also listed at 33/35 Crown Street in 1932 & 1937.
A reference is made in the Ipswich Journal, September 11th & 14th 1725*** to the Crown in St Matthews, Ipswich.
At a Petty Sessions hearing on 29 September 1860 The Crown was refused a new spirit licence. out of the twenty four applications only three establishments were granted licences.
At the Ipswich Petty Sessions held in September 1865, Mr Bedingfield made an application for a spirit license for the Crown , Fitzroy Street. The house belongs to Mr Sidgwick of Stonham. Application rejected. Ipswich Journal, Sep 1865**
PC Garrod was passing along Clay Lane on Sunday morning at 9.05am when he saw the back door to the Crown open, he entered and found a young man in the tap-room drinking beer…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Petty sessions info from Ipswich Journal (Kim Jennings).
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)