Real Ale is sold here.
The St, CO11 1RE
grid reference TM 102 330
opened 16th century
A cosy two bar pub which is located near to a large industrial area. Pool, darts, and cards (inclding regular poker nights).
There are three beer festivals each year, including Easter, summer and winter events. The pub has good views across the nearby river Stour, looking across the estuary towards Essex.
The access road & nearby ancient bridge was once part of the main road but has been by-passed for many years.
When the Xylonite factory was active, the Crown had a special license that allowed it to stay open ten minutes longer than normal so workers there could get a drink after leaving work.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome
- Family friendly
- Real fire
- Separate bar
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available
Railway station about 0.8 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
John Lewis, late of Brantham, Innkeeper, maltster, deceased. Creditors were asked to attend the Crown at Cattawade. (but does not say if he was ever landlord here)Ipswich Journal, 11 Mar 1780***
To be sold by auction, by order of the Assignees of Thomas Williams, a bankrupt, all that freehold and good accustomed public house, known by the sign of the Crown, with a complete malting office adjoining the same, in good repair, about 20 coomb steep lead cistern, and horse malt mill, outhouses, stables, yards, and appurtenances thereto belonging, situated near Cattawade Bridge, Brantham…
The crown is a simple sign to show loyalty to the reigning monarch and apart from the commonwealth era (1648-60) has been a pub sign for over 600 years.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** information from Stuart Ansell)