Long Melford Crown Inn
Long Melford Crown Inn
South East, 52.07867,0.71814
Real Ale is sold here.
Hall Street, CO10 9JL
grid reference TL 863 457
hotel, opened 17th century
The Crown is a busy family-run free house and cosy hotel set in the popular antiques centre of Long Melford. Two regular ales and two changing guests together with real cider are served on hand pumps. A high-quality home cooked menu is served in the large bar and separate restaurant. There is a large attractive patio garden for summer dining and drinking. Eleven comfortable bedrooms are available for those wishing to stay and explore this picturesque area.
The riot act was last read in England from the steps of the pub in 1885. Rioters set fire to the building but the occupants were unhurt.
A Victorian brewery was located on the site.
- 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)
- Cider (real draught, not keg) available: Harry Taylor Thrown Hat
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- WiFi available
Railway station about 3.4 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
An Auction of the Crown, Long Melford; by order of the Proprietor, contact Messrs GREENE & PARTRIDGE of BSE (article includes a Full building description including "storage for 6000 Gallons").Ipswich Journal, March 24th & 26th 1858***
David Mitchel, labourer, of Melford, was charged by James Albon of the Crown Inn, Bridge Street, with refusing to quit his house when requested to do so. Fined 5s & 6s 6d costs.Bury & Norwich Post, August 24th 1869**
The licensed Victuallers Tea Association advertised the sale of tea via its Suffolk Agents. This was a response to the irregular sale of Wine by Grocers and included a reference to A…
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)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(**** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)