Bedfield Crown

Bedfield Crown

South, 52.25197,1.25437

Closed: about 2021
Closed 2004, changed to housing, 0141/04/OL | Outline application for the erection of a dwelling & garage with new vehicular access. Approved Nov 2004. Change completed 2005.

opened 1480

Church Ln, IP13 7JJ

grid reference TM 222 665

The pub can be seen on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)

old OS map

Situated about 100m along Church Lane in this small village it is a typical 2 bar rural pub with Suffolk Pink walls & a thatched roof. It has been under the management of the Grice family since the mid 1980’s. There is evidence within the pub that the building dates from 1500 or perhaps earlier. There are settles in the main bar together with an original bar billiards table. Also evidence that old bar games such as Devil among the Tailors & Suffolk Caves have been played at the pub

The pub only had a beerhouse license until the 1950s or 1960s.

It was reported in local media early in 2022 that this pub had been closed for about 12 months. This was confirmed by a visit in July.





Historical interest

Historical interest





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)

(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)

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