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Crown Inn

High Street
Minchinhampton
GL6 9BN

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 3, 6 - 9 Mon - Sat
12 - 6 Sun

About the Pub

A fine late 17th century Cotswold stone coaching inn standing in the heart of Minchinhampton opposite the war memorial and the colonnaded Market House. Closed by PubCo Ei in 2014, it was triumphantly resurrected and reöpened by Julian Dunkerton's Lucky Onion Group in 2019 after an unsuccessful attempt at a community buy-out in 2018.

In 1838 Minchinhampton had 20 public houses and 38 beershops, reflecting its status as a market town and its position on two busy turnpike roads. The principal inn was the Crown, which was the terminus for the London coaches. It is now the sole survivor.

The L-shaped interior is deceptively large, with light streaming in through two bay and six tall sash windows at the front. Towards the rear it becomes dark and alluring with subdued lighting and candles—everything is green and submarine.

The Crown is first and foremost a pub, not a gastropub or a restaurant. It is the product of a shared vision by Julian Dunkerton and manager Richard Terry to create a ‘proper pub’. The astonishing number and range of real ales is testament to that. As is the determination not to allow diners to occupy the tables at the front at the expense of drinkers. And the welcome extended to all comers—including builders and tree surgeons straight off site in overalls and working clothes.

A spectacular carved bar front salvaged from a French chateau is topped with a copper counter and two fine batteries of four Mason handpulls, their wooden handles inlaid with a brass crown (lest we forget). To the right of the bar the fireplace features a wood-burning stove. To the right again and behind the chimney-breast there is a secluded space set apart from the bar. This was formerly the shop (latterly Lloyd's Bank) next door, now a snug that can double as a small function room.

The two bay windows facing the street are occupied by high circular tables, chairs and stools for drinkers, with low tables and chairs, benches and banquettes occupying the rest of the space. Towards the rear the tables are laid out for dining and—past the dry-ageing cabinet and the open kitchen servery counter—there is a large beamed barn-like former stables which doubles as restaurant and function room.

Stroud CAMRA Pub of the Year 2021.

Historic Interest

Grade II listed. Former coaching inn dating from the late 17th century.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Butcombe Adam Henson's Rare Breed

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 6 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Black Iris Snake Eyes
  • Downton Chimera IPA
  • Elland 1872 Porter

The pub's range of changing beers regularly includes the following rare beer styles:

  • Mild
  • Porter
  • Stout
  • Strong IPA

Source: National

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Crown Inn, Minchinhampton

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Dunkerton's Old Fox.

Facilities

  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Enclosed paved and planted area to side with outside bar and barbeque.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Boarded floors, water bowl, treats.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Camping Camping Nearby 450m

    Tobacconist Farm.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Doubles as restaurant in former stables to rear.

  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area

    In former stables to rear.

  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Crown Inn

High Street
Minchinhampton
GL6 9BN

Sat Nav Reference

51.705375, -2.186357

OS Reference

SO8720500752

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (54m)

Stagecoach: 69 (Stroud-Tetbury)

Last bus to Stroud 7:46pm. Not Sunday.

Closest Station (6600m)

Stroud (Gloucs)

Directions

In the centre of Minchinhampton close to the War Memorial

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