Real Ale is sold here.
Bridge Rd, IP17 1SL
bar / diner, opened 15th century
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)