The Crown at Bray

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The Crown is Heston’s latest culinary destination in the village of Bray. 

Whilst Bray may be more commonly associated with the award winning Fat Duck and The Hind’s Head the quaint village is also home to another culinary treasure, The Crown.

The Crown at Bray is a traditional British pub complete with a hearty and wholesome menu, friendly staff who make you feel like a local and a warm and cosy atmosphere that is so inviting you don’t want to leave.

The Crown actually started life as two cottages and dates from the 16th century. The inn was a hostelery for some time and was known to supply beer to cottages in the area. Rumour has it that Charles II would often call to The Crown for a drink when visiting his mistress Nell Gwynn at Holyport.

More recently however, The Crown was bought by Heston Blumenthal. However there are no gimmicks here. Heston wanted to maintain the cosy and intimate feel of this classic pub.  Whilst the menu is simpler than his other restaurants it does not disappoint and has become just as much of a culinary destination as his other restaurants.

The menu is made up of hearty pub classics and British favourites including potted duck with cornichons, pork pie, a classic cheeseburger and chicken pie. Whilst there isn’t a specific children’s menu, families are warmly welcomed and the menu can be adapted for little ones.

For those wishing to stay over in Bray and make more of their visit,  The Crown have several Grade II listed cottages. All are located within the heart of this famous culinary village and just steps away from the Fat Duck and Waterside inn. Each cottage is stylishly furnished and has their own individual personality.

The Crown at Bray is only 30 mins away from London and is easy to reach just off the M4For more information please visit


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