" the mains were faultless ... the moist sticky toffee and the lemony not-too-sweet treacle tart among the best I have tasted - ever."
WEST SUSSEX COUNTY TIMES - The Restaurant Inspector

" imaginative cooking using local produce. Well-kept Harveys, Kings and a local guest ale, good wines ... good service."

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West Sussex County Times . . .
AAH magazine . . .

Bed and Breakfast

Bed and breakfast available in the old stable block next to the garden. Double room £60 per night and single £50. We serve a full English breakfast using locally-sourced bacon, eggs and sausages and will happily accommodate other breakfast requests.

Crown Inn Dial Post West Sussex B&B

Dial Post Crown Inn pub garden West Sussex

About us

The Crown Inn, in the village of Dial Post, West Sussex is a free house offering real food and real ale with two ensuite B&B rooms with shower. Opposite the village green, the pub has a strong and well-established reputation for the excellent quality of its homemade food.

Creative Director and celebrated chef James, for many years travelled the world combining his love of skiing with his love of fine cooking. He eventually settled in Sussex, was instrumental in the development of gastro pubs in the county and formed a passion for Sussex people and Sussex life.

Crown Inn chef James Middleton-Burn cookingSupporting local farmers and producers, James prepares seasonally evolving dishes ranging from classic to innovative.

Penny, fourth generation of a local farming family, has an historic involvement in the business as her grandparents owned the same village pub in the late 60s and early 70s, and sister Jo and partner Spike of Clayfield Farm, Barns Green, rear the pigs and lambs that eventually end up in the kitchens…

The Crown Inn is a destination fine-dining pub with a choice of four dining areas - each with a different feel: in the conservatory, the bar, the restaurant and the snug.

Crown Inn Dial Post hosts James and PennyPub opening hours

Mon - Sat :
lunch 12-3pm 
(food until 2.15pm)
eves   6-11pm  
(Fri - 5.30 - 11pm)
(food: until 9pm mon-thurs;
until 9.30pm Fri-Sat)

Open 12noon
food served til 3pm
closed in evening


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Crown Catering Co
The Crown Catering Co is the outside catering arm of the Crown Inn. We would be delighted to discuss any ideas for any event or occasion.