North East, 52.19261,0.99725
Real Ale is sold here.
1 Crown St, IP14 1HX
grid reference TM 049 591
owner/operator: Admiral Taverns
A street corner local with a large single bar, which styles itself "Stowmarket's number one karaoke pub". There's live music on Saturday evening.
Originally only a beerhouse, the Crown got its full licence on February 8th 1956.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome
- Family friendly
- Live music
- Real fire
- Sport TV
- Traditional pub games available
Railway station about 0.3 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
Married by special license at St James' Church, Bury, by the Rev. Charles E Block, Christopher Ryall, of the Crown Inn, to Sarah Ann Webb Lane, of Chipping Campden, Glosop.Ipswich Journal, February 1880**
The annual tradesmen’s supper took place on Friday evening at the Crown Hotel, the company numbering over 30. Justice having been done to the excellent catering of Mr Ryall, toasts and songs became the order of the evening. Ipswich Journal, Feb 1885**
Originally supplied by Stonham brewery.
Sold to Bullard & Co in 1898.
A fire in August 1911 engulfed the building and an elderly lady was suffocated upstairs. The pub was rebuilt almost immediately afterwards.
An earlier pub of same name was located in Bury Street. This pub was renamed in 1755 to Fox & Hounds.…
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)
(detailed information from Neil Langridge - and also Brian Southgate - see their book "Stowmarket, Combs and Stowupland Pubs" published by Polstead Press in 2009)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)