His presence at The Crown offers a hidden treasure tucked away in the heart of the Sussex countryside.
The Crown Inn at Horsted Keynes is a historic building dating back to the 16th Century. It has now been serving locals and travellers for over 250 years. In July 2003, lightning struck a power line to the building which resulted in very serious damage and large parts of the building were destroyed. Fortunately the oldest parts were untouched and after being closed for over 5 years it was finally reopened in 2009.
We are pleased to say that in March 2013 another new era has taken place.
Mark Raffan, former chef proprietor of the prestigious "Gravetye Manor" comes to Horsted Keynes via his successful regeneration of the Red Lion at Chelwood Gate. He and his brigade of talented young chefs bring elegant yet relaxed fine dining to the welcoming atmosphere of The Crown.
With comforting real fires in winter, and a glorious patio garden overlooking the village cricket green in summer, the Crown offers an idyllic setting in which to enjoy quality food based on locally sourced seasonal ingredients prepared by the former holder of a coveted Michelin star.
Please take a look around our website to see what The Crown Inn has to offer.
Just returned from another very nice lunch at the Crown which rarely disappoints.
Chef delivers top notch food every time at fair prices
We are fortunate to have a few excellent pubs and restaurants in the near area but this is probably the best for its consistency.
Interesting menu, very well cooked and presented in a very pleasing manner with good choice of daily specials including local game in season.Good service.mcphersons2015
I have eaten here on many many occasions. We even had our wedding breakfast here (although that was 5 years ago!), Thoroughly recommend a visit. Lovely atmosphere, great staff. Fantastic food. Nice treatEmily C
Came here for a family meal. Had the goats cheese tart, butternut squash risotto, and bread and butter pudding. All excellent, made in good time. We had a lovely waitress. All of the staff really seem to care about customer service. Good atmosphere, nicely furnished and good lay outHarriet P
Nice place, great food and even better people!!! GRACIAS! THANK YOU. We will come back ! Rooms with nice views and confortable!!!Anonimo088