The Crown Inn is a free house owned and run by Penny and James Middleton-Burn. Nicely positioned opposite the village green, the pub has an excellent reputation for home-made and seasonal food, together with well-kept ales: a house brew by Long Man is supported by others from the likes of Hammerpot and Kissingate. Chef James and his team make nearly everything from scratch, from soups, pâtés and home-ground steak burgers to puddings, ice creams and sorbets. Hard to resist is the hand-crafted steak, kidney and local ale pie; or look to the daily specials board for dishes such as king scallops, parsnip purée, bacon crumbs and chilli oil or carrot and kale flatbread wrap.
Days closed: Sunday evenings (contact pub for Christmas opening times)
Opening times: 12–3 6–11 (Sunday 12–4)
Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–2, Sunday 12–2.30
Dinner: Monday to Thursday 6–9, Friday to Saturday 6–9.30
Food and drink
Restaurant menu available
Credit cards accepted
Allowed in bar
Allowed in restaurant
Allowed in garden
6 miles south of Horsham. Village signed from A24.