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 Guide

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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

Online Booking Availability for The Crown Inn

Facilities at The Crown Inn

  • Childrens menu
  • Alfresco dining
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 50 covers
  • Family Friendly


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The Crown Inn
Bridge Road
PE28 3AY

Customer Ratings on The Crown Inn

3.1  / 5

Based on 3 reviews

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    August 2019

    4 people found this review helpful
    Party of 4 enjoyed the pub and food

    Just to say how much we enjoyed our meals today. The Staff were pleasant and helpful. We loved the pork pie, the best we have tasted. Please let us know where we can buy it. That would be great.

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  • avatar
    October 2018

    5 people found this review helpful
    Great food

    Had the haddock and leek thing was amazing

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    Douglas Reay
    May 2016

    12 people found this review helpful
    The Crown Inn has gone down hill :-(

    The Crown Inn used to be one of the better pubs in Cambridgeshire.

    But, alas, it seems to have gone remarkably down hill of late. We went today, to celebrate my wife's birthday. The starters were nice, but several of the mains were poorly cooked, and the birthday cake they provided was a disaster (partially burnt and partially uncooked).

    I won't be going back.

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