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Real Ale is sold here.
Bridge Rd, IP17 1SL
grid reference TM 394 580
This 15th century timber framed pub is well known for its cuisine. The bar contains some fine high backed settles. There are two bedrooms (b&b). It's situated just a mile from the famous Maltings which is a popular local concert venue.
Most of the meat on the menu is reared on-site and a lot of the vegetables are grown by the landlady on her allotment.
Steak nights once a month and folk nights last Thursday each month. Darts & cards available.
At the time of writing (March 2020) a change of management is expected shortly.
- 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
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available: Free
Railway station about 3.5 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
A reference to the Crown appears in the Ipswich Journal, June 26th and July 3rd 1725***.
A reference to Robert Goss at the Crown in Snape appears in the Ipswich Journal, July 13th to 20th 1728***.
To be lett and enter'd upon at Michaelmas next, the Crown Inn, Snape Street, being a large, well accustom'd House with two good Stables, Backhouse, Dairy, two good Cellars, and a Piece of good Land adjoining thereto…
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 Bob Mitchell)