Ind Coope Brewery in Burton on Trent had acquired the Crown Inn at Shuthonger by 1903. Eighty years later the Crown Inn was still branded as an Ind Coope pub, in the 1980’s Ind Coope were owned by Allied Breweries – one of the ‘big six’ national brewery conglomerates. Their flagship beer was keg Double Diamond.

The Crown at Shuthonger falls into the category of one of those pubs that seem to have been trading for years yet has not marketed itself as a destination for dining or for its selection of real ales / craft beers. There has been little promotion or press advertisements and a google search indicates that there is no active dedicated website or even social media activity. The CAMRA website What Pub! simply states that the Crown has comfortable bars that have a nautical theme. Real ale is apparently no longer available.

The image below (from Google Maps) shows a sign to the left of the front door. This is a Devenish Brewery advertisement (from Weymouth) and the two square signs either side of the first floor windows are Buckley Brewery (from Wales) advertisements. A previous landlord obviously had a great passion for real ales. Both breweries are now obsolete. Are the signs still there?

It seems that the emphasis is now on Chinese Food Takeaway, trading as Uncle Chen. The Crown at Shuthonger was awarded a Food Hygiene Rating of 1 (Major Improvement Necessary) by Tewkesbury Borough Council on 27th June 2021.


This page will be updated with additional (and hopefully more positive) information.

Map Reference: SO 886355

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: James Turner Green (free from brewery tie)

Rateable value in 1891: £15.0s.0d. (Gross Estimate)

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: Ind Coope & Co, Burton on Trent

Rateable value in 1903: £25.10s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 10pm

Landlords at the Crown Inn includes:

1885 Mrs I. Green

1891 James Turner Green (owner)

1902,1906  Frederick Morgan

1919,1927 James Evans

1939 W. Jones

1984 Emma Bezani

1990 Mark Thomas

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