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In middle of village. This timber framed building has many exposed beams. Outside patio and garden to rear.
A former 16th century courthouse converted to a pub during the 18th century, though still used for the petty sessions after conversion, these were reported to be held in the Crown Inn in 1766.
It was renovated during the summer of 2013 and now stocks beer from Brewshed brewery (which now owns it).
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on December 5th 1795 states that ..catalogues for a local sale were to be left at the Crown and warious other local pubs.
Died on 13 September 1805, Mr Thomas Robinson, aged 70, of the Crown Inn, Hartest.Ipswich Journal, Sep 1805**
A notice in the Suffolk Chronicle*** on April 17th in 1813 reports the death of Mrs I ROBINSON aged 77, who kept this pub for 45 years.
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)
(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)