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The Crown Inn



The Green, Petworth Road, Chiddingfold, Surrey, Surrey, GU8 4TX

Tel: +44 01428 682255

The Crown Inn


Challenging for the oldest hostelry in the country, Cistercian monks founded a rest house here in the 13th century (parts of today's inn still date from the 15th century) and it is believed that Queen Elizabeth I stayed here in 1591.

Beautifully restored in 2008, the wow factor continues inside with oak-panelled walls and ornately stuccoed ceilings propped up by old beams. A huge jar of dog biscuits in the entrance demonstrates the warm welcome for all guests, no matter how many legs they have. Wine and dine in the regal dining room or in the less-formal bar, where the food ranges from classic pub grub to really smart cuisine with an emphasis on superb ingredients.

Historic magnetism extends upstairs to the inviting bedrooms with their ancient rickety walls, sloping floors and huge beams. Furnished with antique chests, solid polished wardrobes and carved handmade four-posters, each exudes centuries-old elegance. All of this has been sympathetically blended with modern luxuries including iPod dock, flat-screen TV and DVD player, plus Ren toiletries add a touch of style to the smart bathrooms with roll-top baths.

And not to be overlooked, the Crown Inn nestles in a quiet corner of a delightful village amid an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – what more could you want for a perfect long weekend or romantic break?



  • Guide dogs permitted


  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Special dietary requirements catered for - Advanced notice is required.

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Booking required - Restaurant booking is not required but it is recommended.
  • Cask Ales
  • Groups accepted
  • Pets accepted
  • Real log/coal fires
  • TV in Bedrooms
  • Wine Selection

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Room / Unit Features

  • Four poster bed some rooms - Four Poster beds are available in three of the eight rooms.
  • Tea and coffee making all rooms
  • With Accommodation


Map & Directions

Road Directions

On A23 between Guildford and Petworth.

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