High Street, Great Chesterford, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1PL
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The Crown and Thistle is a 16th Century Traditional Village Pub and Restaurant located in the heart of Great Chesterford just 3 miles north of Saffron Walden, Essex.

Serving Home cooked food using the finest ingredients and locally sourced where we can. We are just 10 miles away from the University City of Cambridge. Also on our doorstep we have The Imperial War Museum at Duxford, Audley End House and Gardens also Audley End Miniature Railway.

Being a Freehouse we also have four hand pumps offering a good choice of Real ale and a fantastic wine list of hand picked wines and and an extensive Gin selection.
We have installed a traditional Italian stone Pizza oven and are now Serving homemade rustic stonebaked pizzas. Lunchtime & Evenings to Eat in or Take-away.

Our Beautiful Inglenook fire place is also reguarly lit during the winter months. We are also dog Friendly (bar area only) so bring your Hound along for a pint of Ale !!!!

Everyone is welcome; families, children and dogs, and Muddy Boots!! we look forward to seeing you!

latest pub news, offers & events

Beer Day Britain 2018

Happening on 15/06/2018 [Expired]

Friday 15th June marks the annual celebration of the nation's best-loved bevvy - real ale! So why not come down and join us in raising a glass of the good stuff and say #CheersToBeer!

Cask Ale Week is here!

Happening from 21/09/2017 to 01/10/2017 [Expired]

It's here again and this year we are getting involved...

Come and enjoy your favourite cask ales or try some new ones from breweries both near and far. Join us from 21st September until 1st October and celebrate the Great British Beer - Looking forward to seeing you....