The Crown Inn



Worthing Road, Dial Post, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 8NH

Tel: +44 1403 710902

The Crown Inn


The beamed bar, with timber uprights, a stone floor and a wood-burning stove, provides a cosy place where customers can sink back into brown leather sofas or sit at pine tables. Well-kept Harveys and Kings plus local guest ales are served from hand pumps at the herringbone brick counter, and the wine selection is very good too - the hosts are in partnership with Amphora, a Sussex-based wine importer specialising in new wines from the South of France.

Run by Penny and James Middleton Burn, The Crown has a strong and well-established reputation for the excellent quality of its homemade food. While Penny does an excellent job steering the ship front of house, James takes the helm in the kitchen. Supporting local farmers and producers, James prepares seasonally evolving dishes ranging from classic to innovative. He also makes his own ice cream and bread, and the puddings are really yummy. With a choice of four dining areas each with a different feel - a bright and airy conservatory, an old-world restaurant and bar or the cosy snug - this is a place you will want to eat at again and again. Bed and breakfast is available in two lovely guest rooms located in the pretty converted stable block next to the garden.

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  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors
  • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
  • Disability awareness training for all personnel
  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Ramp to main entrance - (and handrail)


  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch
  • Special dietary requirements catered for - With advanced notice.

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Children's play area - There is a Village Green next door to the pub.
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Beer Garden
  • Booking required - Restaurant booking is not required but it is highly recommended, especially on evenings and weekends.
  • Cask Ales
  • Groups accepted
  • Local Produce
  • Pets accepted
  • Private rooms
  • Real log/coal fires
  • TV in Bedrooms
  • Wine Selection
  • Wireless Internet Access

Parking & Transport

  • Off site parking
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Al fresco dining
  • In countryside

Room / Unit Features

  • Ground Floor Room(s) - Two ground floor rooms are available.
  • Internet access all rooms
  • Tea and coffee making all rooms


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Turn off the A24 onto Worthing Road at Dial Post. The Crown Inn is on the right-hand side of the road.

Public Transport Directions

The nearest railways station is: Horsham, which is 7 miles from The Crown Inn. Alternately, there is a bus service.

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