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.
Sudbury Rose & Crown
Sudbury Rose & Crown
also traded as Crown
opened 16th cent.
22 King St
grid reference TL 874 412
This former Inn and Posting House was destroyed by a fire on January 1st 1922.
The inn is also reported as being at Market Hill. In the 16th century this inn (then called the Crown) formed three sides around a great courtyard and was frequently used for mayoral banquets.
It was also reported at 38 King Street from at least 1871 until at least 1916.
It was formerly a Commercial Hotel & Posting House and billiard rooms.
The hotel is shown here on an old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
Sudbury Stage Coach to London in one day begins on April 23rd-sets out from the Rose and Crown Inn, Sudbury on every Monday-Wednesday and Friday to the Spread Eagle in Grace Street, London and returning every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday to the place aforesaid at 9s a passenger, to be allowed 30lbs weight and above at 1s per score. N.B. Passengers to be taken up at the Bell, Hedingham-Green Man at Gosfield and the White Hart at Bocking, performed if God permits by us Thomas Holmsted and William Woods.advertisement, Ipswich Journal, April 28th 1750****
To be sold, the Rose and Crown, a handsome, large and good-accustom'd Inn, situate in Sudbury, with very good Stables, and convenient Outhouses, with 22 Acres of Rich Arable and Pasture Land, and a Barn, in the Occupation of Mrs…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of the londonpublichouse.com website)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(**** report reproduced with kind permission from Foxearth & District Local History Society)