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About Us

A characterful 16th Century coaching inn at the heart of the beautiful Hampshire countryside, The Crown Inn offering some of the finest accommodation near Winchester. Enjoy a drink and a range of excellent dishes, crafted with care from fresh, local ingredients.

The Crown is located in Bishop’s Waltham, close to local attractions such as the Bishop’s Waltham Palace just four minutes away on foot. You can also reach us by train - the nearest train station is 3.5 miles away. We have our own gravel car park directly opposite the inn which makes us a great place to hold your meetings, be it for business or pleasure.

At The Crown, we take full advantage of the abundant quality products found here in Hampshire. Our menu combines sumptuous Great British classics with sophisticated palates. Try out our Owton’s rump steak, which we serve with delicious watercress & pickled shallot salad. And bring the whole family along - we have a children’s menu that includes yummy treats such as our special Paul’s chocolate brownie.

It’s always a pleasure to catch up with friends after a long week, and at The Crown, you get to do just that over a glass of exceptional ale. Fuller’s is renowned for outstanding cask-conditioned ales such as our original award-winning London Pride, which we have on tap. Rather have a glass of wine? No problem! We have a whole collection of exclusive wines - red and white - for you to sip on as the conversation flows.

Undoubtedly one of the best accommodation options in Bishop’s Waltham, we treat our guests to some little luxuries such as the plush Egyptian cotton linen you’ll find spread neatly on a comfy 1600 spring mattress when you check in. You get the best deal when you book a stay in one of our beautiful bedrooms directly. Because we love having you over, we make it really easy for you to extend your stay using our Sunday special. Finally, our excellent location makes it easy to explore the countryside as we are close to a number of Hampshire attractions - the Bishop’s Waltham Palace ruins are just behind the pub!