A warm welcome at The Crown Inn

The Crown Inn is situated at Horsted Keynes, just past Lindfield around 35 minutes from Brighton. It’s set in a 16th century building which has been serving this part of Sussex for over 250 years! The Inn is run by Simon & Mark Dennis, who also run their popular sister venue the Rose & Crown in Cuckfield.

Table ready for dinner

Relaxed & Friendly

Simon & Dennis’ aim is to create a friendly atmosphere offering quality food and drink. You have the choice of dining  at The Crown Inn, or if you fancy going for a drink or two you can enjoy a fine wine at the bar. There’s also accommodation with four delightful rooms making it an ideal place to say if you’re exploring Sussex for a few days.


Fine Dining Gastro Pub

Head chef Simon has an abundance of fine dining experience and has tailored his practice to a relaxed gastro pub setting. The menus change regularly reflecting the seasons and food available at the time, being locally sourced where possible. It isn’t all just food though, their drinks range reflects the quality food that’s served at The Crown Inn. With a fantastic range of wines, spirits and beers you’re sure to find something to suit your taste. They also serve a variety of sparkling wines including a selection from Ridgeview, produced on our doorstep at Ditchling!

Wine at Table

Exceptional Food

Simon and his team are getting a reputation for their exceptional food and reasonable prices to match. You can take advantage of their fixed menu available earlier in the evening, this is great value and you’re in for something new with each visit for it’s ever-changing! Available Tuesday – Saturday 5.30pm – 6.45pm. 2 courses at £15 or 3 courses for £18.

Always made with the most care and attention to detail, you’ll be in for a real treat at The Crown Inn.

Main course at the Crown InnYou can also choose from the A La Carte Menu with dishes such as Chicken, Haggis, Dauphinoise Potatoes, Swede & Whiskey Sauce. Followed by a Chocolate & Rosemary Ganache, Rhubarb & Pistachio. They have paired wines to suit each dish on the menu which is a great touch!

Salmon Starter

Accommodating Staff

The kitchen at The Crown Inn is always accommodating for any special dietary requirements, so do let them know in advance if you have any. They can also create a menu for a special occasion if you have one coming up! Bookings for larger parties can be arranged if you have a special event you’d like to celebrate at The Crown Inn, so don’t hesitate to contact them.

The Team at the Crown Inn


The Crown Inn has a reputation for their excellent steaks and exciting selection of locally caught fish. On the last Friday of every month they host a steak night where you can sample the variety of cuts including a sharing beef board. Then on the first Friday of each month you can sample their fish including such delicacies as Lobster.  You can keep an eye on their upcoming event over on their website.

Black Bream

Stay a Night or Two

There are 4 lovely rooms you can choose from if you wish to stay the night. One has a four poster bed and they all come with en suites and views of the Cricket Ground. Prices start from £75 for one night and includes a Full English Breakfast. You can spend your time at The Crown Inn exploring the local attractions such as Bluebird Railway, Ashdown Forest, Standen House and many more beautiful sites to choose from.


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