The Crown Inn - Archive Project

floatingcrown.co.ukThe Crown Inn, Dial Post, West Sussex was a free house owned and run by Penny and James Middleton Burn. Opposite the village green, the pub has a strong reputation for the excellent quality of its homemade food.



Our daily menu reflects whatever is in season and James, who is also Head Chef, is often out forraging for wild garlic, chamomile, blackberries, apples and mushrooms. He supports many local farmers and producers with home-cured meats, sausages and bacon from David Jesse at Calcot Farm and vegetables from Derek and Vicky Crush at Daylands Farm, Ashurst. Venison comes from the neighbouring Knepp Castle Estate, free-range Sussex eggs from Hallgate Farm and Luke the fisherman brings his daily catch straight from the boat.

Opening hours
West Sussex dog friendly pubDrink
Mon-Sat: 12-3pm, 6-11pm
Sun: 12-4pm

Food
Mon-Thurs: 12-2pm, 6-9pm
Fri-Sat: 12-2pm, 6-9.30pm
Sun: 12-2.30pm

Sunday lunch
Choose from three or more locally-sourced roasts with unlimited roasties, real gravy, yorkshire puds and fresh, seasonal and local vegetables.


Quiz night
Last Monday of every month


Vintage car day
Third Friday of every month at 12 noon

Dog friendly