The Crown Inn
Front Street
North Walsham
(01263) 722341


Mon-Sat 12-3 (Sat 12-3.30); 5.30-11, Sun 12-3.30;  



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The Crown Inn  

Trunch is a small beautiful village that lies 3 miles north of North Walsham, and 17 miles from Norwich. It's within easy reach of the North Norfolk Coast, and the beaches are less than a 5 minute drive away. The village is easily located from North Walsham, and once in the area, the Crown Inn could not be easier to find. It lies directly next door to the parish church whose tower can be seen from miles around! The Crown Inn dates back to the beginning of the 16th century when it was Copyhold property under the Lord of the Manor of Gimmingham - Lancaster. According to the deeds, the old Inn was owned in 1745 by John Norton. He sold it in the same year to Mr Thomas wells of Worstead, 'a brewer of beer' (Taken from 'The Story of Trunch' by P.J. Goodrich, published in 1939.) The Crown Inn caught fire on the 30th April 1940, resulting in the loss of the roof and the living quarters. It was pulled down in 1953 and rebuilt by Bullards. Over the years, various additions have been made to the building, mainly relating to the living quarters upstairs. The latest refurbishment the pub now being a Bateman?s House, has seen the addition of the cosy restaurant serving simple and delicious fayre. One of only a handful of pubs in Norfolk to be awarded the prestigious Cask Marque Award for the real ales (Both Bateman?s and guest ales). The pub also holds an annual beer festival and has theme nights. Food is served both lunchtimes and evenings (Wed-Sat 12-2, 6-8.30, Sun 12-2, 7-8.30) & includes both full meals and bar food, although call first if making a journey. Sorry no accommodation here.








beer, food, beer garden, real fire 


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Greene King IPA
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