The Crown Inn
Chiddingfold, Surrey, England.
Boasting a wonderfully rich history, The Crown really is a priceless piece of national heritage which encapsulates much of the true charm of English inns.
No one can actually be sure how old it is, but parts are almost certainly from the 15th century or slightly earlier. In fact, its heritage may go even further back in time given that some believe an earlier building was constructed here for the use of Cistercian monks travelling between Canterbury and Salisbury.
In terms of famous former patrons, Elizabeth I is thought to have visited the place when passing through Chiddingfold in 1591. It is also known that Edward VI and innumerable courtiers camped on Chiddingfold’s Green in July 1552 (probably more in the style of 16th century “glamping” than two-man tents). While there is no evidence that he spent time within the Crown, we can at least be forgiven for imagining that he may have partaken of refreshments there.
Today, The Crown Inn features just eight guest bedrooms, each with its own historic feel. Understandably, it is also registered as a Grade II* listed building.
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