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The pub has reopened. Currently opening Thursday to Sunday.

Weekend takeaways available Fridays & Sundays. See the pub's website for this week's menu. Takeaways must be ordered in advance.

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104 High St

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Sunday11.00 am - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

12 - 2.45, 7 - 9.45 Mon - Sat
12 - 2.45, 7 - 9.30 Sun

About the Pub

A wonderful, privately owned & historic country inn located in the centre of the village which has undergone a no expenses spared restoration in recent times. Well worth a visit for its architectural features alone including a fine heavily timbered restaurant (12-3 + 7-10pm) & separate bar area. Also offers luxury accommodation (12 rooms) & disabled access & toilet. The Crown was built in 1495 as a merchant's house & has been an inn since the mid 17th cent. Photographs of this pub and more historical information about it can be found at

Historic Interest

Refitted with Bar moved in 2005; A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 07 Oct in 1837 states that : <blockquote>All the valuable household furniture of Mr J. PROCTOR who declines the Crown Inn, Bildeston</blockquote> A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 03 Apr in 1841 states that : <blockquote>Crown, Bildestone, to be let, Apply to Mr W C ADAMS, Wine Merchant, Sudbury</blockquote> A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 07 Apr in 1841 states that : <blockquote>Crown Inn, Bildestone, to be let or sold by private contract, with immediate possession.</blockquote> A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 06 Oct in 1866 states that : <blockquote>Reference to the assault charge against John EDWARDS of the Crown Bildeston - He was committed for trial.</blockquote> A report in the Ipswich Journal** in 1874 (Mar-28) when Joshua Heath was landlord states : <blockquote>"David Mitchell, was charged with stealing a bottle of Champagne, valued at 3s, from the pub wine store. Mitchel was lodging at the Crown & the bottle was found in his room. At the trial suspicion was cast towards the Inns ostler who on the previous day had received a black eye from Mitchel. The accussed was found not guilty & wine was offered to the jury. One of the jury said "pass it here" & it was immediately safely deposited in a capacious pocket." </blockquote> A report in the Bury & Norfolk Post & Suffolk Herald*** on 20 May in 1884 makes a reference to : <blockquote>Benjamin BANTOCK, landlord of the Crown Inn, Bildeston, in the theft of a pillow case & an earthenware pint mug, stolen from the Inn.</blockquote>

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Adnams Southwold Bitter
  • Greene King Abbot
  • Morland Old Speckled Hen

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

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Crown, Bildeston


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar

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104 High St

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52.107237, 0.908979

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Ipswich Buses: 111

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