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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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Crown

104 High St
Bildeston
IP7 7EB

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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 suffolkcamra.co.uk/pubs/pub/59

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

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Facilities

  • 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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Crown

104 High St
Bildeston
IP7 7EB

Sat Nav Reference

52.107237, 0.908979

OS Reference

TL993494

Transport

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Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Ipswich Buses: 111

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