Best country pubs : The Crown Inn, Marston Montgomery
Best country pubs : The Crown Inn, Marston Montgomery

The Crown Inn is a perfect country pub, nestled in the lovely village of Marston Montgomery on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Here you can enjoy great food and local ales in the cosy bar and restaurant, and afterwards rest your head in one of the beautifully-appointed guest bedrooms. 

Surrounded by stunning countryside, with the hills and valleys of the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border right on your doorstep, yet close to the historic market town of Ashbourne, this is the perfect place to dine, drink or stay while exploring this wonderful part of the country!


About The Crown Inn

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Best country pubs : The Crown Inn, Marston Montgomery

The Crown Inn is the hub of the little village community of Marston Montgomery, a warm, welcoming haven for locals and visitors alike. Landlord Carl grew up in the area and dreamed of one day owning The Crown Inn, and in June 2015 he made his dream a reality! 

Ever since, Carl and his friendly team have put their hearts and souls into restoring and refurbishing this traditional country inn.  They’ve now transformed it into a stylish, comfortable place to rest and relax, full of original features, with log fires, beams and characterful touches.


The Crown Inn : Dining

The Crown Inn offers a wide range of freshly-prepared food, all made from the highest quality seasonal ingredients, locally sourced wherever possible. You’ll find everything from sharing plates and pub classics to steaks and burgers, plus a changing selection of daily specials too.  There’s a great choice of vegetarian and vegan options available. 

You can dine in the cosy pub or the bright, sunny dining room, or on warm days take advantage of the outside seating to dine al fresco.

The food is complemented by the finest beers, including a selection from local breweries, as well as wines and spirits. The Crown Inn is particularly renowned for its extensive artisan gin selection.

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The bright, sunny dining room

The Crown Inn : Accommodation 

If you want to stay longer than just a day in this beautiful part of the country – and who wouldn’t?! – The Crown Inn has seven luxurious guest bedrooms available.  Each has an en-suite WC and shower room, and is beautifully appointed with designer fabrics, Egyptian cotton duvets, handmade blinds and quality furnishings. 

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Beautifully appointed en-suite guest bedrooms

Each room has a TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, complimentary mineral water and biscuits, a hairdryer and luxury toiletries. Many have lovely views over the village.

Offering fully flexible accommodation, there are three King sized rooms, one of which can be converted into a Twin room if required, and four Double rooms.

The bedrooms are all named after families from the village of Marston Montgomery, some of whom have lived here for many generations. All are a part of The Crown Inn family and have supported the pub in so many ways for years and years, so this seemed a fitting way to thank them!  

Your overnight stay includes a freshly-prepared breakfast for you, just perfect for setting you up for the day!  Choose from a light, healthy option, or a Full English with all the trimmings. Vegetarian and vegan options are available.

Extra beds can be provided in some rooms for children under 12 at an additional charge of only £15.00 per child per night, which includes Continental or Full English Breakfast.  Travel cots are available to hire at no extra change, please request when booking.

Best country pubs : The Crown Inn, Marston Montgomery

The Crown Inn : Location

The Crown Inn provides an ideal base for visitors who wish to explore the stunning Peak District National Park. The ancient market town of Ashbourne, with its lovely Georgian architecture and independent shops, is only 8 miles away. Also within easy driving distance you’ll find the graceful spa town of Buxton, and the Peak District gem of Bakewell, renowned for its puddings and tarts!  

The Peak District National Park is the perfect place for those who love the great outdoors, with endless walking, cycling, riding, climbing and exploring opportunities. Close to The Crown Inn you’ll find the beautiful reservoirs at Carsington Water, where you can relax and soak up the scenery or try out a range of high-adrenaline water sports, including sailing, kayaking and paddle-boarding. 

If cycling is your thing, the nearby Tissington Trail offers 13 miles of almost traffic-free cycling, through beautiful Peak District countryside. If you prefer more adventurous pursuits, you’re within easy driving distance of the UK’s favourite theme park, Alton Towers.     

The Tissington Trail
The Tissington Trail

Contact The Crown Inn

For more information or to make a room booking, please get in touch with the friendly team at The Crown Inn – they’ll be delighted to help you!