Review on The Crown Inn
Originally part of the medieval manor of Broughton, the brick-built Crown Inn has done great service over the years as a watering hole and saddler's shop with thatched stables and piggeries attached. A group of villagers saved the place from residential development in 2001 and, following a recent change of ownership, it is embarking on a new lease of life as a gastropub/restaurant complete with terracotta tiled floors, pine furniture and pastel colours.
The restaurant area has space for 32, and successfully combines a traditional pub interior with touches of contemporary design. Among the delights on offer might be home cured grav-lax with cucumber and a sweet mustard dressing, crayfish and avocado tian, and slow braised lamb shank with leeky mash and redcurrant & rosemary jus.
The kitchen also delivers 'classic flavours' in the shape of sustainable fish and homemade chips, pea & mint puree & tartare sauce or char–grilled rib eye steak with watercress, homemade chips, mushrooms and horseradish crème fraiche, while desserts are mostly old favourites with a twist - as in apple pudding with butterscotch sauce and ice cream. The short global wine list is noted for its keen prices and high quality.
The Crown Inn is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food GuideRate this Restaurant
Gastro pub / Modern British
Gary Newland and Natalie Thornton
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.15pm Tue-Sat (3.30pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.15pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card