Old Crown89 High Street
Apparently the largest thatched pub in the country, the Old Crown was built in the 1930s, replacing an older pub on the site. The architect's drawings can be viewed outside the loos and show that the only significant change has been removal of most of the wall between the central and right hand bars. The former has an imposing bar counter and parquet floor but the fireplace is repro. The whole pub is given over to dining although drinks only customers are welcome to stand at the bar or take their drinks into the large gardens. Following a six-figure refurb it reopened in early February 2018 and is now leased from Greene King by Stuart Inns. In December 2018 it closed.