Located on the edge of Ley Hill’s village green in the beautiful Buckinghamshirecountryside, The Crown is a popular haunt for locals, as well as an enticing stopping point for those passing through the area. A log fire gives a warm welcome to all who enter, as does the team, led by landlord Rob Deller-Hoy.
The Crown is renowned for serving fresh and locally sourced homemade food, and the menu is designed to focus on quality. Alongside the main menu there’s a selection of light bites and sandwiches and a smaller appetites menu with a delicious selection of main meals. On this occasion I chose the homemade tomato and basil soup while my partner opted for breaded whitebait and homemade tartare sauce. For our mains we ordered the pesto linguine served with oven-roasted vegetables and added succulent chicken breast, and liver and bacon served with mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and onion gravy, both of which were absolutely delicious. Our meal was brought to an end with a heavenly homemade Bakewell tart with warmed crème anglaise, and a warm salted caramel chocolate brownie served with vanilla pod ice cream. A well-stocked bar including guest ale and traditional still cider, fine wine, excellent food and a calendar full of events makes The Crown a great place to while away an evening.