May Bank Holiday Brunch Menu 

Monday 28th May 

Join us on Monday 28th May for our popular Bank Holiday Brunch  - featuring all the breakfast greats, from Eggs Benedict & Full English to Smoked Salmon with Scrambled Egg, Pancakes, Bacon & Maple Syrup, Veggie options & smaller portions for junior diners!

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       There'll be Bloody Mary's, Buck Fizz & pots of coffee too... 

Two sittings at 11.30am & 1.30pm - BOOK NOW!

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 'Gin Fest'

 Friday 6th - Saturday 14th July  

From Friday 6th July to Saturday 14th July 2018, the pub will be offering an extended range of boutique new & unique gins, from distillers far & wide, with delicious flavour mixes and 'gin flights' for a gin tasting experience...

‘Gin-Fest’ Tasting Menu
A 4-course gin-inspired tasting menu will be offered, accompanied by a ‘gin flight’ of 3 hand-selected gins & mixers…


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Sydenham Village Fayre & Beer Fest 

Saturday 2nd June

On Saturday 2nd June - 12.30pm to 4pm - Sydenham will be hosting its annual Village Fayre, featuring family friendly fun & games, bouncy castles, live music, cakes & treats in the tea rooms, a dog show, vintage car show, Pimm's & Gin tents, BBQ and much more...

The Crown Inn will be featuring too, with a FULL BAR on the village green, and a BEER FEST (from 12noon - LATE) in the pub garden, with 12+ local beers & ciders to enjoy, as well as LIVE MUSIC from 6pm. PLUS...we'll be serving delicious BBQ Pulled Pork Baps all day!


On BBC News

'STAR WARS' Dessert plate created to support charity... 

 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!

 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

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

Closed Monday (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