Crown

Long-serving licensees and pubby feel in little country cottage, with several real ales and straightforward food; attractive garden

The good pub guide review

Few pubs can boast of being run by the same lovely family for more than 90 years, and that's one of the reasons why coming here is special. All visitors, not just the loyal bunch of regulars, are warmly welcomed. The bustling bars in this traditional brick cottage are more spacious than they might first appear ' and immaculately kept. There are old red floor tiles on the left, oak parquet on the right, built-in wall seats, studded red leatherette chairs and a few small tables and a winter fire. You'll find Otter Bitter and three quickly changing guests on handpump or tapped from the cask, ten farm ciders, summer Pimms, a good range of gins and several malt whiskies; darts and board games. A large attractive sheltered garden behind has picnic-sets and other tables, and there are also seats out in front. Bedrooms are in a converted barn (continental breakfasts in your room only). Dogs may be allowed inside if well behaved. No children. The interesting church in the pretty village is well worth a visit.

The good pub guide food review

Honest lunchtime-only food (not Sunday) includes their famous 'Bucks Bite', a long list of sandwiches with home-made chutney, ploughman's, generous salads, jacket potatoes with various fillings, and smoked haddock and spring onion or cod and bacon fishcakes with a sweet chilli dip.

2021 Awards

Contact Details

Crown, Little Missenden, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0RD

(01494) 862571

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 11-2.30, 6-11

Sunday: 12-4