The pub has reopened.
The Bar is open from 12 noon to 10pm and we serve lunch and dinner from 12 noon to 2pm and 7pm to 10pm.
The pub is now making up boxes which will feed either two or four people for a week. Priced at £60 or £99. They include fruit and vegetables, fish and meat. Call to arrange payment and a pick up slot on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday between 11am and 3pm.
Real Ale is sold here.
104 High St, IP7 7EB
grid reference TL 993 494
A wonderful, privately owned & historic country inn located in the centre of the village which has undergone a no expenses spared restoration in recent times. Well worth a visit for its architectural features alone including a fine heavily timbered restaurant (12-3 + 7-10pm) & separate bar area. Also offers luxury accommodation (12 rooms) & disabled access & toilet. The Crown was built in 1495 as a merchant's house & has been an inn since the mid 17th century
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Accommodation available
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Function room available to hire
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
Nearest railway station
The pub can be seen on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
To be sold together or separate, a Copper that boils off two hogsheads and a Mash Tub that will Mash seven combs, and two Coolers, new last Summer, at the Crown Inn, Bildeston.Ipswich Journal, August 6th 1748***
Stowmarket Mercury coach – to London through Finborough, Bildeston, Hadleigh Stoke, Nayland, Kelvedon, Witham, Hatfield and Chelmsford. Sets out from White Hart Stowmarket every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning at 5 o clock to the Plough inn in Soho, London. Return every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5 o clock. Inside 18s; outside 10s 6d. allowed 14lb luggage… parcels taken at White Hart, White Horse Finborough, Crown Bildeston, Kings Head Hadleigh, Angel Stoke, and the Vine Nayland…
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)
(** 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)