Photo of Crown Hotel

grid reference TM 551 938

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listed building grade II

CAMRA North-East Suffolk branch.

last updated 21/01/2020

Lowestoft Crown Hotel

also traded as as: Queens Head Inn

historical closure era: 21st century

closed 2009

151 High St, NR32 1HR

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The Crown finally closed in April 2009 after a short period of trading following a six months of closure during the second half of 2008. The building has been on the market for some time, apparently with no interest in it.

It was a nicely furnished, large, town centre hotel bar. The former Scotts Brewery was once located in some out-buildings to the rear of the site (1988-1999).

It was built in the 17th century and substantially altered in the mid 19th.

The hotel is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map

(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)

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