A traditional, hospitable country inn, and a 'free house', in the ancient parish of Alvediston serving authentic, delicious pub food and offering comfortable, reasonably priced accommodation. Plenty of parking space.

Welcome to The Crown

Gloria and Steve have great pleasure in welcoming you to this remarkable old Inn. We will make sure you thoroughly enjoy your meal, your stay or just a drink at the bar. The 17th century building has been a traditional village pub for nearly 200 years with visitors valuing its unique ambience. Our magnificent rural location, deep in the heart of the spectacular Chalke Valley, is a joy in itself and the drive to us from wherever you choose is spectacular. We like to think we offer a refuge from the world outside rather than an extension of it.

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Meals served Daily
We offer a traditional menu with lots of pub classics accompanied by a select range of local ales and ciders

Sunday Lunches
Sunday Roasts (bookings preferred but not always necessary) served 12pm - 2.30pm.

Monthly Quiz Night
Quiz night is 3rd Wednesday of every month. Prizes and free refreshments in Support of the
Berwick St John branch of SSAFA (The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association)

Visit our "Vintage & Various" Room full of vintage and retro items, curios and collectibles, local arts & crafts for sale.

We also offer group breakfasts for parties of walkers, shooters etc - please contact us for details

We look forward to welcoming you

Winter Opening Times:
Monday: closed
Tuesday - lunchtime closed & from 6pm
Wednesday – Saturday: 12pm – 2.30pm & from 6pm
Sunday 12pm – 3pm

Coming Soon

As soon as the weather allows we will be introducing the game of Aunt Sally to Wiltshire.

Watch this space for further details

Aunt Sally is a traditional English game usually played in pub gardens and fairgrounds, in which players throw sticks or battens at a ball, known as a 'dolly', balanced on top of a stick (traditionally a model of an old woman's head was sometimes used). Leagues of pub teams still play the game today, throughout the spring and summer months, mainly in Oxfordshire and some bordering counties. In France, the game is called jeu de massacre ('game of carnage').

A drawing from the 1911 edition of Whiteley's General Catalogue.


We are now taking reservations for 2022
Please contact us for prices and availability

And of course there's the atmosphere...

Warmed by a cosy fire, with a drink in hand and laughter never far away, you'll feel at home and at peace with the world.

Nothing to do but chat to the family or friendly locals until it's time to head up to your room and snuggle down in your comfortable bed for a good night's sleep.

It is the magic of these historic old buildings to provide a setting for the unmatched feelings of well-being that are the hallmark of the English pub.

Also check out our newly-opened 'Vintage and Various' Room for a selection of vintage items, curios, and collectables for sale

You are sure to enjoy...

Delicious meals

Tasty food, beautifully cooked and served with a smile. And how about an honest pint of best bitter or a delicious glass of wine.


Charming rooms

Our clean and well-appointed rooms have comfortable beds, tea and coffee making facilities and are en-suite.


The history

Records of the Inn go back to the mid-17th century but, interestingly, there is a loft beam marked with the date 1495!


England's favourite county

We think we are so lucky to live in a gem of a village in the heart of this most historic and interesting county.

With its stunning landscapes, vibrant cities and world-famous heritage sites such as Stonehenge and Stourhead House and Garden, Wiltshire is one of the most beautiful places to visit in England. It's well worth checking out our Local attractions page. The header images of our other pages show a few glimpses of treats in store.

We will be glad to point out the many places you would love to visit and the local walks. Few activities make you feel as good as a ramble through our glorious countryside, always being careful to end up at the pub for lunch or tea!