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.
Highly recommend The Crown for its ambience, great food & excellent service in a lovely location. The rack of lamb was particularly outstanding as was the summer fruit soup for dessert. Staff offer a very friendly service.Timw
Stayed here August 2013 whilst touring in the area. Offered choice of rooms and chose a very spacious one. Staff friendly and helpful. An interesting area, and did a pleasant evening walk locally. Altogether a favourable experience.Malcolm E
Had a faultless evening on Saturday. We were unavoidably late for our booking and, when I rang to explain, was treated with understanding. The food was, as always, outstanding and accompanied by some first class wine. The service was very friendly and extremely efficient. Couldn’t have been better!coopej