Crown

17th-c coaching inn with character bar, real ales and enjoyable food, and big back garden; bedrooms

Features

Accommodation available
Speciality beers
Cask ales
Speciality drinks
Separate restaurant
Sandwiches
Garden
  • Separate restaurant
  • Sandwiches sold

Bar food times: 12-2, 6.30-9.15

Typical main dish: beef and ale pie with bubble and squeak

Typical main dish price: £14.95

Average two course evening meal price: £24.00

  • Speciality beers
  • Cask ales (3)
  • Speciality drinks
  • Cider (3)
  • Gin (20)
  • Rum (4)
  • Whisky (10)
  • Wine (30)

Price of cheapest bitter: £3.65

Name of cheapest bitter: Ansells

  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms

Number of bedrooms: 15

Price of a bedrooms starts at £0.00

  • Children allowed in the bar
  • Dogs allowed in the bar
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms

The good pub guide review

Situated in one of Exmoor National Park's prettiest villages, this old inn is popular for its real ales, good food and welcoming atmosphere. A big fireplace houses a two-way woodburning stove, which warms both the two-room bar and the lounge, and stuffed animal heads, hunting prints, hunting-themed plates and old photos of the area adorn the walls. Traditional furniture includes cushioned benches and pubby chairs around polished tables on bare boards, and there are stools against the counter where they serve Exmoor Ale and Gold and St Austell Tribute on handpump, 11 wines by the glass, ten malt whiskies, 20 gins and local farm cider; TV. A wall has been knocked through into what was the old residents' bar to create an informal lounge. At the front of the building are tables and chairs, with more on a back terrace; a stream threads its way past gently sloping lawns in the three-acre garden. Bedrooms are warm and comfortable and breakfasts are tasty. They're very dog-friendly and can arrange riding, fishing, shooting, hunting, wildlife-watching, cycling and trekking. Disabled access to bar.

The good pub guide food review

Pleasing food includes sandwiches, smoked salmon and fennel salad with sliced avocado, ham hock and smoked chicken terrine with apple and cider chutney, battered halloumi with chips and mushy peas, roasted butternut squash risotto, sausage and mash with green beans and onion gravy, confit of duck leg with butter bean cassoulet, roasted chantenay carrots and dauphinoise potatoes, hake with chorizo and spinach in creamy fish velouté, and puddings such as raspberry panacotta with exotic fruit salad and lime sorbet and dark chocolate and salted caramel délice with vanilla ice-cream.

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Contact Details

Crown, Exford, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 7PP

(01643) 831554

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 12-11

Saturday: 12-11

Sunday: 12-11

Winter: 3-11pm Mon-Thurs; 12-11 Fri, Sat