Rose and Crown

The last survivor of the five pubs that were on The Quay, located on the corner of Rose Lane.

The Rose and Crown features in the numerous paintings and photographs of Wivenhoe from the river. It also featured as the meeting place in the fictitious series BBC series 'A Perfect Place' for political intrigue.

Surprisingly there are few early photographs or historical records that I have found relating to the pub, although the censuses record it from 1841.

Having been through a number of pub companies in recent years the Rose and Crown is now one of the 'Local Pubs' owned by Green King, the Suffolk brewer and pub retailer from Bury St Edmunds.

This list of names is from census returns, 1867 PO Directory & 1933 Kelly's.
They are therefore the occupants, not necessarily the licensee or owner.

1841: Edmund Seaborn
1851: David Durrell
1861: James Gardner
1867: James Gardner [Publican]
1871: James Gardner
1881: James Gardner
1891: Jane Gardner
1901: Edgar James Went
1911: Edgar James Went
1933: Charles B Davis

Rose and Crown

Rose and Crown from the south-east.

Rose and Crown

Rose and Crown from The Quay.