Photo of Crown

grid reference TL 993 494

opened 15th century

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opening hours:

food times:

(Times last updated 07/03/2015)

regular real ales

Adnams Bitter, Greene King IPA + Mauldons Moletrap[H]

listed building grade II*

Local licensing authority for Bildeston is Babergh

CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 21/01/2020

Bildeston Crown

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

104 High St, IP7 7EB

01449 740510

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A wonderful privately owned and 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) and separate bar area. It also offers luxury accommodation (12 rooms) and disabled access and toilet.

The Crown was built in 1495 as a merchant's house and has been an inn since the mid 17th century.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Separate public bar Separate public bar

Real fire Real fire

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

Accommodation available Accommodation available

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox

parking parking

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area

(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)


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.