This proudly independent 18th-century red-brick coaching inn is located in the heart of Asfordby village, near Melton Mowbray. The Crown’s focus is on providing consistently excellent service, and serving traditional pub food with emphasis on quality; all their meat is sourced from the renowned village butcher. The unique steak stone main course is not to be missed, and is drawing diners from far and wide. Cook your choice of premium steak at your table on a slab of hot obsidian volcanic rock – the result is perfectly succulent meat cooked exactly to your liking. For dessert, try one of The Crown’s homemade cheesecakes; recent flavours have included delightful Pimm’s and lemonade, and decadent Baileys with Oreo. The lunch offer represents fantastic value; one main course is priced at £7.95, and if you order between noon and 2pm the offer includes a complimentary dessert. The Crown also has a function room that can seat up to 70 people, perfect for all kinds of gatherings.