Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Great Glemham Crown
Great Glemham Crown
Extra services available here during the Covid-19 lockdown:
We are offering a full takeaway menu with the option of free home delivery. We are making bread daily and are also running a shop providing fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy and dry goods either for collection or home delivery. Friday to Sunday.
The shop is open every day, with deliveries to people who are isolating. Bread is made Tuesday to Saturday, to be pre-ordered.
Refurbished into an excellent multi-roomed pub with wood-burners and traditionally tiled floors. Many lovely seating areas and up to six beers during busy summer months (at least four during quieter periods). Regular acoustic music sessions, Also cater for private parties and local community lunch once a month. Breakfast 9-11 Sat & Sun. All food cooked on the premises and includes a la carte and bar snacks (no food Tuesday lunchtimes).
There's a toilet accessible to disabled customers.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Cider (real draught, not keg) available
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Live music
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Pub sells beer from local brewers
- Real fire
- Separate bar
- Traditional pub games available: darts, skittles & shoveha'penny
- WiFi available
Railway station about 4.7 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
Reopened in early May 2015.
The original Crown was at 1 Low Rd. Crown Cottages (all that remains of the old pub) was the eastern-most part of it. (Information from the Listed Buildings Register). See the gallery for a photo.
To be sold, by Auction, the Crown Inn in Great Glemham, a good accustom'd Publick-House, with the Lands thereto belonging, in the Occupancy of Bartholomew Revans.Ipswich Journal, February 25th 1764***
The Petty sessions for the Hundred of Plomesgate will be held at Crown inn in Great Glemham on Fri Oct 4 for the hiring and retaining of servants, where all gentlemen and others meet with a hearty welcome by their humble servant, Barth. Revans Dinner upon table at two o clock…
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)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(**** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)