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All about our history

Historical records show that the beautiful wood paneled function rooms in the Crown and Treaty have been in use for meetings and events since at least 1645!



Built in the early sixteenth century as Place Manor House, the building was later used by King Charles I for his ill fated treaty with Cromwell and Parliament in 1645.

The manor house went on to become a coaching inn in the eighteenth century and the panelling you see upstairs in our Crown and Treaty rooms is said to be original, although it was sold to an American businessman who used it to furnish his office in the Empire State building in the 20's and 30's before being returned as a coronation gift to Elizabeth II who returned it to the inn in 1953. There is even an album named after the pub by mercury prize nominated band Sweet Billy Pilgrim!

Now refurbished we have a great selection of craft beers and ales on tap, a beautiful restaurant with a glass box conservatory serving fresh daily specials, wonderful fully equipped function rooms and a stunning outdoor all weather bar.