Suffolk is known for having some amazing pubs along the coastline and nestled in the countryside. 

There are many pubs from Suffolk's past that were loved by many but had their last calls and closed. 

Here are seven Suffolk pubs you would bring back to have one more pint in.

1. Rose and Crown

Where: The junction of Bramford Road and Norwich Road in Ipswich

The first record of a pub at the junction of Bramford Road and Norwich Road was back in the 17th century.

In the early 20th century, the Rose and Crown pub was built on the site and developed a reputation as a home of folk music. 

The pub closed in 2011 and it was bought by a group seeking to open a Kurdish Community Centre. 

Back in 2019 council chiefs agreed to purchase the former pub that was on the verge of collapse from poor building work.

The picture shows the Rose and Crown in March 2009 and the same area in April 2022.

2. The Crown

Where: King Georges Avenue, Sizewell Road, Leiston, IP16 4JX


The Crown was a beloved pub with locals living in the area. 

Originally it was only a beer house but in 1900 the pub received its first full license. 

Initial plans to convert the pub into a house of multiple occupancy in 2021 were withdrawn but have since been revived.

The picture shows The Crown in 2011 and 2022.

3. Elephant and Castle

Where: Hospital Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3JT

The Elephant and Castle, also known as 'The Trunk', could be found in a building dating from the early 19th century.

It was a street corner pub facing onto Hospital Road. 

The pub closed in 2012 and in 2014 planning permission was granted to convert the building into a funeral parlour. 

The picture shows the building of The Elephant and Castle in 2009 and 2003.

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4. Ship + Star 

Where: 59-61 Friars Street, Sudbury, CO10 2AJ

This pub is thought to have originally been an ale house run by the Friars, with parts of the building dating back to the 15th century.

It was so loved by former punters that there is a Facebook group dedicated to sharing memories about times spent there.

Now the building is used for residential purposes. 

The picture shows the building in 2009 and in 2023.

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5. Cherry Tree

Where: Cherry Tree Green, Debenham, IP14 6QT

The Cherry Tree in Debenham closed around 2008 and sat empty for several years. 

Part of the pub was split off to be turned into housing.

Now it has been turned into a veterinary practice. 

The picture shows the pub already closed in 2009 and the same area in 2023.