The Crown Pub

The Crown’s History

In an old ‘About Ashley’ from 1994, the Crown was featured on the front cover and in an article by Clive Moffat about it’s ownership.

The earliest record was from 1712 when it was owned by James Langley but parts of the building at the time pre-date 1700.

In 1732 the property passed into the hands of the Mead family until 1809 when it passed to the husband of Alice Mead – a Mr Casburn. The same year it passed to a Mr Buck who kept it until 1827 when the land lord became a Mr Tryveill Moody of Newmarket. Mr Moody sold it in 1865 to Mr Samuel Turner who then let it to John Last for £15 per annum.

In 1866 it was put to auction and bought by Joseph Brown. At this time the main building was the same, but it had a newly erected brick, stone and tile built carriage house, a loose box, stabling for six horses, a small barn, a cart lodge and a range of piggeries plus a small yard. It was then sold in 1868 for £750 to Samuel Turner who in turn sold it to Greene King in 1890.

It currently has a covered smoking area to the rear, an open fire, pool table, darts board, game machine, seating area at the front and rear garden.

Current Owners

Sarah and Larry McCabe bought The Crown in January 2014. The Crown remains a ‘proper pub’ with a focus on, first and foremost, good beer, with the addition of good company and good food.

Their aim is to ensure The Crown remains a pub where you can chill and chat over a pint either with friends, family or the dog. Play a game of pool, cribbage, Petanque or even scrabble.

The Crown has a fantastic large, enclosed garden with plenty of parking.

Come in and see them and make The Crown YOUR LOCAL.

They are happy to be the venue for meetings, parties and events. They are able to provide catering. If you would like to book them, please speak to someone behind the bar, telephone 01638 730117 or email:

Usual Opening Times

Monday: 15:00 – 21:00
Tueday: 15:00 – 23:00
Wednesday: 15:00 – 23:00
Thursday: 15:00 – 23:00
Friday: 15:00 – 23:00
Saturday: 12:00 – 23:00
Saturday: 12:00 – 22:00

FOOD available Saturday & Sunday 12pm-4pm. The menu is wholesome traditional pub grub featuring homemade soup to Aspall Cider Battered Fish with triple cooked chips. A selection of pork pies, pasties and sausage rolls are available all day, everyday. For their full menu, visit their website click here.