HLF funded

The Diss Heritage Triangle Trust

The Crown Public House

In the 1870s there was a conscious attempt by Taylor Son and Dowson, the main Diss brewers, to raise the tone of the area by completely rebuilding ‘The Crown’ public house as a family and commercial hotel.

We can see how superior this work was intended to be by the fact that Taylor Son and Dowson commissioned Edward Boardman one of the most distinguished East Anglian architects of the late nineteenth century to do the work.

By the early 1900s  ‘The Crown’ was one of the two best inns in Diss offering a variety of rooms for the  farmer visiting the Corn Hall  and for his wife and daughters to take tea or lunch in respectable and fashionable surroundings.

Crown postcard
Crown postcard


Diss Heritage Triangle