Real Ale is sold here.
9 Ipswich Rd, IP6 0AA
grid reference TM 131 498
bar / diner
owner/operator: Greene King / Hungry Horse (Greene King)
Large comfortable pub with emphasis on food. Children's play area in garden. Disabled toilet.
The core of the building dates from the mid 16th century, though much of it is 19th and 20th century.
There's a 10% discount on Real Ales for Camra members.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- CAMRA members' discount scheme: 10% off real ales for CAMRA members
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Smoking area
- WiFi available: Free
Railway station about 3.9 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
The annual general meeting for the Claydon, Blakenham, Brockford and Stowmarket Turnpike Gates, will be held at the house of Robert Rodwell, called the Crown Inn, at Claydon, on 20 Feb 1835. Ipswich Journal, Feb 1835**
To be let, with possession at Michaelmas, that first rate free public house, the Claydon Crown, with 3 acres of land, barn, cart and riding stables, yards, and buildings, part of which could be put off as they are much wanted in the village. The present occupier is retiring from the business. There is no other free house nearby and there has been a large retail liquor trade carried on there for many years. There is a small brewery attached, to which there might be an excellent family trade added…
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)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)