News and Updates
So, we made it!
We have reopened The Crown and in our first month business has been brisk. Firstly we have to thank our many volunteers who came and cleaned, painted, restocked, upholstered furniture, fetched and carried from our house and generally lent their support, we are extremely grateful to you. It has been great to see many familiar faces and to welcome back those who haven’t been to the pub recently, your support is greatly appreciated. If you haven’t managed to pop in yet, we look forward to seeing you when you can!
We are serving food 7 days a week (see website for timings). Monday and Tuesday are chef’s days off so we offer our platters with a choice of cheese, seafood or charcuterie. We run full menu from Wednesday to Saturday with a choice of roast meats on a Sunday along with some pub classics should you not want a roast. Our Wallet Watcher Wednesday has been a great success – 2 courses (main and dessert) off a specially designed menu for £12.00, has seen the pub packed. We advise booking wherever possible.
We appreciate that our opening times have left a few people questioning our decision so perhaps we should explain. We are open from 11am to 9pm Monday to Thursday, 11am to 11pm Friday and Saturday and 12 to 6pm on a Sunday. We are mindful of the winter fuel bills landing on not just us but everyone and unfortunately cannot keep the pub open for only a handful of people – the figures just don’t add up. We have taken the decision to close early on a Sunday to give us time at home. Rob is still continuing to work full time and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. We hope you understand that we want just one night off a week to get ready for the new working week and as this is an infant business would rather not leave staff on site when we are not around.
Looking to the immediate future we are getting ready for Christmas and our menu is out in the pub and will be online later this week. We are taking bookings from Monday 4th December to Friday 22nd December (excluding Sundays). This must be pre ordered in advance. We also have traditional Christmas entertainment on Sunday 17th December at 4.30pm with carol singers and readings from The Luvvies. On Saturday 23rd December we have a Christmas dog walk followed by bacon rolls, mulled wine and hot chocolate starting at 10am (approximately ¾ hour) led by Holly Byfield and Nettle. We will be open on Christmas Day for drinks 11am to 2pm only. Our Christmas opening times will be out shortly.
We look forward to seeing you soon
Sandra and Rob Dorsett