Photo of Rose & Crown

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Beck Row is part of the Beck Row, Holywell Row and Kenny Hill parish

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last updated 30/12/2019

Beck Row Rose & Crown

historical closure era: 21st century

closed 2012

82 Holmsley Green, IP28 8AP

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The Rose & Crown closed approximately 2012 and after some time lying empty was extensively renovated and put on the market as a pub. Given the likely local economic downturn with the planned closure of the airbase, it seemed unlikely anybody would take on a "new" pub in the village and this was confirmed when it was found on a property website, listed as a "former pub [...] now sold".

It has been bought by the community and was opened as the "Rose & Crown Community Hub" in June 2017; essentially a village hall (without a bar).

The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (larger map)

old OS map

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.