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Welcome,
Our family run free house is one of the oldest pubs in the South of England and is in an excellent position for exploring with lovely walks close by in Ashurst Park, Stone Cross, Burrswood, Withyham and The Ashdown Forest.

 

There are links to information for Cycling, Rock Climbing, Golf, Horse Riding and Fishing in the area. Groombridge Place is only across the road where weekend events take place, lovely gardens to walk through and a children's Enchanted Forest.

Come and try our traditional cuisine in the cosy beamed restaurant with log fires to keep you warm.

We have a set menu and a daily specials board that caters for all tastes.

Our Sunday roast is a mouth watering experience!! Family parties can be catered for and any special events - please call early to book.

 

 

Bed and breakfast

 

We have beautiful cozy rooms with all the characters of the 16th Century. Please feel free to call us to ask any queries.

01892 864742

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Reopening Notice

Our rooms are available again to book into for a relaxing stay. All rooms and bathrooms are thoroughly cleaned after each stay and rooms are subject to an ultra-violet light cleaning systems to sterilise the rooms after each use.

 

Our History

 

Dating back to about 1585 this lovely old pub with its low beams and inglenook fireplace has a wealth of history.

During the 18th Century the Crown Inn became the headquarters of the Groombridge Gang, ruthless smugglers who terrorised the country between the village and the South coast led by Robert Moreton and John Bowra. Using pack ponies they smuggled tea from Pevensey beaches and hid it in secret passages between the cellar and Groombridge Place. After many skirmishes with the Militia they were brought to justice in 1749. John Bowra was released and is said to have built a house in the village and become a cartographer.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, celebrated creator of the detective Sherlock Holmes, lived at Crowborough and was a frequent visitor to Groombridge Place in the late 19th Century taking part in séances which were popular at the time. He based his book Valley of Fear on Groombridge Place and reported seeing the ghost of Dave Fletcher standing in the doorway of the cottage on the moat. According to Conan Doyle the ghost appeared behind him and his friends as they walked and told them that he had drowned in the moat in 1808. People still report seeing Dave Fletcher today. He was also known to visit the Crown for a tipple.

In 2005 The Crown Inn was a favourite haunt of Keira Knightley and the cast of Pride and Prejudice during filming at Groombridge Place.

In 2006 Hayley Westernra classic singer stayed here while filming for her latest CD. 

In 2009 Jamie Oliver the famous Chef and TV personality voted The Crown Inn one of the Top 100 Pubs in the UK.

           Our Legendary Steaks

                       

            32 oz Cote De Boeuf

             25 oz T-Bone

             16 oz Fillet

                     Available Anytime Pre-Booking Essential

Don't miss your Sunday Roast!

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ZGLAM - Creations For All Occasions is a leading online store.

We offers a wide range of bespoke personalized products.

Our aim is to become your first stop for everything personal and customized, our product range currently focuses on gifts for celebrations such as Weddings, Christmas, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Baby Showers and a lot more.

   Gift Vouchers are now available

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We have a main dining area or separate ‘’Smugglers Room’’ for special family occasions or large parties where you would like some privacy.

Alternatively, you may dine in the bar or snug.

You can choose to eat in the bars, or in our beautifully set dining room that provides a more elegant, quieter environment.

Come and try our traditional cuisine in the cosy beamed restaurant with log fires to keep you warm.

 There are also several Russian dishes.

‘The Crown Inn’ has a beer garden at the rear and patio area, in the front of the pub has sitting area, lots of parking, and a big green area.

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Address:  'The Crown Inn' , 

                   The Green, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TH3 9QH                               01892 864742

 

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Welcome,
Our family run free house is one of the oldest pubs in the South of England and is in an excellent position for exploring with lovely walks close by in Ashurst Park, Stone Cross, Burrswood, Withyham and The Ashdown Forest.

 

There are links to information for Cycling, Rock Climbing, Golf, Horse Riding and Fishing in the area. Groombridge Place is only across the road where weekend events take place, lovely gardens to walk through and a children's Enchanted Forest.

Come and try our traditional cuisine in the cosy beamed restaurant with log fires to keep you warm.

We have a set menu and a daily specials board that caters for all tastes.

Our Sunday roast is a mouth watering experience!! Family parties can be catered for and any special events - please call early to book.

 

 

Bed and breakfast

 

We have beautiful cozy rooms with all the characters of the 16th Century. Please feel free to call us to ask any queries.

01892 864742

158713326_851209219061018_47100095750711

Reopening Notice

Our rooms are available again to book into for a relaxing stay. All rooms and bathrooms are thoroughly cleaned after each stay and rooms are subject to an ultra-violet light cleaning systems to sterilise the rooms after each use.

 

Our History

 

Dating back to about 1585 this lovely old pub with its low beams and inglenook fireplace has a wealth of history.

During the 18th Century the Crown Inn became the headquarters of the Groombridge Gang, ruthless smugglers who terrorised the country between the village and the South coast led by Robert Moreton and John Bowra. Using pack ponies they smuggled tea from Pevensey beaches and hid it in secret passages between the cellar and Groombridge Place. After many skirmishes with the Militia they were brought to justice in 1749. John Bowra was released and is said to have built a house in the village and become a cartographer.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, celebrated creator of the detective Sherlock Holmes, lived at Crowborough and was a frequent visitor to Groombridge Place in the late 19th Century taking part in séances which were popular at the time. He based his book Valley of Fear on Groombridge Place and reported seeing the ghost of Dave Fletcher standing in the doorway of the cottage on the moat. According to Conan Doyle the ghost appeared behind him and his friends as they walked and told them that he had drowned in the moat in 1808. People still report seeing Dave Fletcher today. He was also known to visit the Crown for a tipple.

In 2005 The Crown Inn was a favourite haunt of Keira Knightley and the cast of Pride and Prejudice during filming at Groombridge Place.

In 2006 Hayley Westernra classic singer stayed here while filming for her latest CD. 

In 2009 Jamie Oliver the famous Chef and TV personality voted The Crown Inn one of the Top 100 Pubs in the UK.

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HOUSE SPECIAL   this  WEEK 

           Our Legendary Steaks

                       

            32 oz Cote De Boeuf

             25 oz T-Bone

             16 oz Fillet

                     Available Anytime Pre-Booking Essential

Don't miss your Sunday Roast!

145645057_1776167159210981_6954156519535

ZGLAM - Creations For All Occasions is a leading online store.

We offers a wide range of bespoke personalized products.

Our aim is to become your first stop for everything personal and customized, our product range currently focuses on gifts for celebrations such as Weddings, Christmas, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Baby Showers and a lot more.

   Gift Vouchers are now available

158824554_478889983150192_71957095705767

We have a main dining area or separate ‘’Smugglers Room’’ for special family occasions or large parties where you would like some privacy.

Alternatively, you may dine in the bar or snug.

You can choose to eat in the bars, or in our beautifully set dining room that provides a more elegant, quieter environment.

Come and try our traditional cuisine in the cosy beamed restaurant with log fires to keep you warm.

 There are also several Russian dishes.

‘The Crown Inn’ has a beer garden at the rear and patio area, in the front of the pub has sitting area, lots of parking, and a big green area.

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'The Crown Inn' Groombridge, KENT 

                        TN3 9QH

                Tel. 01892 864742