NEW Hearty Winter Menu


It’s a hearty New Menu at The Crown Inn!

Combat the chilly weather, and come to The Crown Inn for our delicious NEW MENU, featuring some hearty winter classics…

From Fish Pie, Lamb & Pearl Barley Stew, Ribeye Steak & Peppercorn Sauce to Confit Duck Roulade, Salt & Pepper Squid and more…

Not forgetting Sticky Toffee Pudding, Apple Pie & Creme Brûlée!

Click Here for the full menu…


The Crown Inn will open Wednesday - Sunday throughout January & February 2019, closing Mondays & Tuesdays.

Watch this space for more exciting events, new menus & more…

We're very pleased to announce that The Crown Inn has received a Certificate of Excellence for 2018... Thank you for all the great reviews from our customers... If you've enjoyed a visit to The Crown Inn, please let us know!

We're very pleased to announce that The Crown Inn has received a Certificate of Excellence for 2018... Thank you for all the great reviews from our customers... If you've enjoyed a visit to The Crown Inn, please let us know!

Valentine’s Day 2019


Whoooo...who loves ya baby!? It's the time of year for slushy romance, bunches of roses...and AMAZING slap up meals in your favourite restaurants...yum!

At The Crown Inn we'll be serving up an exquisite 5 Course Menu for all in honour of Valentine's bring your Girlfriend, Boyfriend, Best Friend, Mum or Granny, you'll all in for a gastronomic treat!

CLICK HERE for full menu…

Valentine's Menu will be available on Thursday 14th, Friday 15th & Saturday 16th February - BOOKINGS NOW OPEN!

The Crown Inn on BBC South…

 The Crown Inn recently received a visit from the BBC in celebration of Chef Will's incredible (and delicious) Star Wars 'Rogue One' inspired dessert plate.

Made in honour of the ASSERT foundation in support of people with Angelman Syndrome, effecting both Star Wars Director, Gareth Edwards' niece Ella, as well as Chef Will's niece Holly.

ASSERT is The Crown Inn's charity of choice - well done to Will for helping to raise the profile of this great charity even further, and for producing such a beautiful dessert!

PubAid - World’s Biggest Quiz


Sunday 3rd March 2019

On Sunday 3rd March, The Crown Inn will be hosting an event on behalf of PubAid’s ‘World’s Biggest Quiz’, raising charity funds for organisations across the country.

With over 600+ pubs participating nationwide, it’s a fantastic campaign for pubs to give support to charities.

The Crown Inn will be rising funds for ASSERT Charity. Bookings are NOW OPEN!

Quiz starts at 7.30pm Entry Fee: £15pp including a Light Supper…

 The Crown Inn

The Crown Inn is a gastropub located in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside. Dating back to the 1600s, its old world charm is apparent in its hand-carved beams and welcoming fireplaces. 

Enjoy a drink at the front of the pub, with views of the sun setting behind the 12th century church, or head to the beer garden out back to relax on the patio overlooking the shaded lawn and the traditional Aunt Sally pub game.

We are open for lunch & dinner from Tuesday to Saturday (serving food from 12noon - 2.30pm and 6pm - 9.30pm). Our delicious Sunday roasts are available from 12noon - 4pm each week.

Opening hours

Wednesday to Friday - 12noon to 3pm, 5pm to 11pm
Saturday - 12noon to Midnight
Sunday - 12noon to 5pm

Closed Monday & Tuesday (except Bank Holidays)

Meet the team

Landlord & Lady, Will & Pippa, took the reins of The Crown Inn in October 2016, and have been joined by a great Front of House team. With many combined years in the hospitality industry, the team are committed to providing a warm welcome and a great dining experience to all our guests.

Aunt Sally

The Crown Inn actively participates and hosts teams involved in the Official 'Aunt Sally' League - a traditional pub game requiring players to throw a wooden baton at a wooden 'dolly', knocking it off a 3ft high post....a true test of skill and aim, it's harder than it looks!

League games of the traditional Oxfordshire game take place over Spring & Summer, but if you fancy giving the game a try in the meantime, just let us know and we'll set everything up for your visit.



Midsomer Murders

The Crown Inn has featured in many episodes of the popular ITV show 'Midsomer Murders' including as recently as last year - with the pub being given the temporary moniker of “The Captain Farrell” in the episode “The Ballad of Midsomer County”.  The iconic location of the pub, in the heart of the beautiful village of Sydenham, makes it an ideal location for a rural film set. 

To find out more about Midsomer Murders tours and locations, visit