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Reopening Saturday 4th July!

We're back!

We are all so excited to be able to welcome our lovely customers back to The Old Crown as of this Saturday, 4th July.

In line with government guidelines there will be some regulations in place to keep our staff and customers safe so please do read below carefully before planning your visit.

Firstly, and most importantly, please do not visit us if you or a member of your household is feeling unwell or showing symptoms. We hope to be open for a long while so we’ll still be here when you feel better.

As expected the pub will be operating at a reduced capacity to allow for appropriate social distancing. This means we will only be able to serve people who have pre-booked – this includes drinkers and outside areas.

Our opening times for drinking will continue to be 12pm – 10:30pm but food will be served from 12pm-2:30pm then 6pm-8:30pm. There will be a reduced menu (example below) to allow for social distancing in the kitchen and we will not be serving Sunday Lunch for now.

Customers will only be served at their tables, including for drinks, please do not approach the bar. All customers will also be asked for their contact details on arrival in line with government regulations.

Our staff will be wearing PPE and sanitising stations will be situated throughout the pub, including on tables. Bathrooms and tables and chairs will be cleaned regularly and all staff have been trained on reducing infection.

Our staff will be making sure that everyone adheres to these regulations and we will be asking anyone not complying to leave the premises. We hope you all understand this is for the best interests of you, our customers and our hard-working staff.

Booking is now open – please call us on 01621 815575. Bookings will only be taken over the phone, no emails or Facebook messages will be responded to.

We ask for your patience while we adjust to this ‘new normal’

Quiz Night

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Big Pub Quiz!

We are proud to announce that we are participating in the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Big Pub Quiz. Our quiz will take place on Sunday 8th March at 6.30pm! Our chefs will be cooking up 2 delicious curries served with rice, poppadom and chutney, for you to enjoy whilst supporting this amazing charity.

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance is a charity that provides a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service for the critically ill and injured of Essex, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas. This service is free of charge but, unlike the NHS emergency services, it does not receive  direct funding from the Government or National Lottery. Therefore any money that we can raise together to keep this incredible life saving service operational, will be greatly appreciated.

If you would like to join us and help raise some money whilst having a great night, please call now (01621 815575), or pop in and see us to book in your team (up to 6 people).

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Delicious Desserts

Here are a few of our popular desserts currently on the menu to get your taste buds going!

From right to left:

Vanilla ice cream bombe–  filled with chocolate mousse served with hot butterscotch sauce, currently available in salted caramel ice cream.

Eton mess cheesecake– a vanilla cheesecake with a biscuit base topped with mini meringues, cream, strawberry coulis and raspberries and strawberries.

Black cherry frangipane tart – an almond based sponge surrounded in light pastry filled with fresh black cherries served with double cream or ice cream!

Cocktail of the week! 

Our cocktail this week is a home creation- Fevertree Blush 🍹. A deliciously refreshing summer mix of Adnams copper house gin, homemade pink gooseberry purée and fever tree tonic served with lime.