Apart from the removal of dormer windows the exterior of the 16th Century Crown has changed remarkably little over the years. The pub sign bracket, which can be seen today, was in situ in 1919. A photograph of the peace celebrations of that year shows that the beers were supplied by Ushers Trowbridge brewery. Ushers had acquired the Sun Brewery in Highworth in 1918, a small family concern owned by the Wadley Brothers (Charles Wadley was the owner in 1888), which had 17 pubs in their estate – The Crown Inn was Wadley’s only Gloucestershire pub.
The Tippler: No.13. January 1979 – Pub News: Good news for real ale drinkers on December 16th (1978) with the official re-opening of the Crown Hotel, Lechlade, as a free house selling a variety of beers. This unspoilt old hotel in the town centre will now be selling Whitbread Draught Bitter, Wadworth 6X and Morlands Bitter on handpump and Hook Norton Mild and Bitter on gravity when available.
The Crown inn was put on the market in 1998 for £180,000 and was then described as a Grade II listed building believed to be approximately 400 years old.
This page will be updated with additional information, including the detail of the Halfpenny Microbrewery.
Map Reference: SU 214995
Owner in 1891: Wadley Brothers, Sun Brewery, Highworth, Swindon, Wilts
Rateable Value in 1891: £14.10s.9d.
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Wadley Brothers, Sun Brewery, Highworth, Swindon, Wilts
Rateable Value in 1903: £14.10s.9d.
Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse
Closing time in 1903: 11pm
Landlords at the Crown Inn include:
1856 R. Miller
1885 Mrs Elizabeth Edwards
1891 Wadley Brothers
1902, 1906 Alfred Spiers
1913,1919 John James Lee
1927 Charles Smith
1939 Charles James Burgess
2006 Alan and Valerie Watkins