Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic this pub is currently offering additional services:
Please see pub Facebook or website for details of any take-out or delivery services available and any news about future reopening. Updated 19 Jan
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Situated in one of A.E. Housman's "quietest places under the sun", the Crown is quite a trail-blazer! The pub was closed in the mid 90's, and under threat from possible re-development. But a consortium of locals got together, bought it and re-opened it in March 1995. The result is a well used and friendly village pub which is clearly much appreciated by locals. The cosy bar is probably the focal point and is where the buzz of conversation can be heard (with no WiFi to distract!). And no doubt it helps that there's a wood-burner stove here! Another room is available for games and TV and is where the pub's various teams can be found; additionally, diners have their own space. An amusing feature is the "western style" door to the gents toilet, but the Ladies is not apparently similarly blessed! The pub is a part of the annual Clun Valley beer festival, and was once owned by the Wrekin Brewery of Wellington. Runner up in the local CAMRA Branch's Rural Pub of the Year competition in 2016. All in all then, the community's foresight seems to have paid off handsomely! Under new management from Nov 2018.