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  • Images from The Crown Inn
  • Images from The Crown Inn




A1, Junction 17; 5 mins


Mon 3pm - 8pm
Tue-Thurs noon - 10.30pm
Fri -Sat noon-11pm
Sun noon-8pm

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    Dog friendly

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    Kid friendly

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    Disabled access

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    Free WiFi for visitors

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    Vegetarian or vegan options

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    Gluten-free options

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    Parking available onsite

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    Electric car charging

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    Recycling/sustainability practices


The Crown is a proper village pub, from the spreading chestnut tree in the small courtyard at the front, to the enormous hearth in the bar and thatched roof.

Food is a point of pride here, so arrive hungry. Starters might be ham hock and smoked chicken croquettes or crispy fried squid with chilli-pickled cucumber, perhaps steak, ale and mushroom pie or a spicy black bean burger – all made with the best local ingredients owner Marcus can find. You’ll find lighter bites on the lunch menu, all served in the round dining room or on the terrace outside on warmer days.

If you’re breaking a long journey here, consider overnighting in one of the comfortable bedrooms to make the most of both the ale and the surrounds. Fotheringhay church up the road is enormous and is steeped in Plantagenet and Tudor history, the historic town of Stamford is a short drive away, or you can take a wander along the river that supposedly inspired ‘Wind in the Willows’.

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The Crown Inn,
8 Duck Street, Elton,
Tel - 01832 280232
Email - Send email to The Crown Inn
Web - www.crowninnelton.co.uk

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