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Crown & Cushion

Minley Road
GU17 9UA

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Opening Times


Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
SundayNoon - 10.30 pm

About the Pub

The Crown and Cushion is a smart destination pub, with prices to match, located just ½ mile north of Junction 4A on the M3, but retaining the feel of a leafy country pub. It has had several different owners in recent years, with Shepherd Neame purchasing the pub in the early 2000s and selling it onto local Surrey-based pub company Barons in July 2013. However, the pub is still branded as Shepherd Neame and continues to sell their beers.The pub dates from the 16th century. The flagstone floored main bar area is quite small, with a low ceiling some beams giving it a quite compact feel. Most tables are set for dining, but the area nearest the bar, has more comfortable chairs, where you are welcome to just drink. The walls are adorned with a variety of mirrors, primarily in Art Deco style, contrasting with the otherwise quite traditional feel. However, on sunny the days, the majority of customers will be found in the gardens and outdoor dining areas, which surround the pub, much of which overlooks the adjacent cricket pitch. All the tables have numbers to aid food ordering and wood-burners help keep the chill off on cooler evenings. An interesting feature is the Meads Hall, a conversion of two 16th century barns, one of which was transported to the site in the 1970s and now rebuilt and styled as a medieval banqueting hall. It is open to all for Sunday lunch and hosts occasional arts event; otherwise it can be booked for functions and parties, being very popular for weddings.

Historic Interest

The pub was built in 1512 and turned into an ale house in 1596. It includes the Meade Hall which was originally believed to have been the remains from two old barns, one of these being the 16th century barn from the Salisbury area. Some of the timbers in the barn’s structure are thought to have come from vessels defeated in the Spanish Armada. The barn was discovered by Albion Taverns in the West Country in the 1970s. The brewers decided it was the perfect match to stand next to their pub, so the barn was transported from Salisbury in 1978 on a low loader lorry and reconstructed on the site between 1978 and 1980.

Regular ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Shepherd Neame Master Brew
  • Shepherd Neame Spitfire

Changing ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Guest beer from the Shepherd Neame range, may include a beer brewed on the pilot brewery at the No 18 Brewhouse.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Crown & Cushion

Minley Road
GU17 9UA

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51.307122, -0.804319

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Crown & Cushion, Minley

Crown & Cushion

Minley Road
GU17 9UA

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Pub
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Function Room
  • Newspapers
  • Real Fire
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi

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