The Crown

We’re a pub in the beautiful village of Hartest. We’re part of the independently owned Gusto Pronto family and are passionate about great food, drinks and hospitality.

Sup a Brewshed pint, drink a great coffee, enjoy a meal and a glass or two of wine. Catch up with friends, bring the family, do some business, call in on your own. Sit at the bar, take a pew by the fire, grab a table in the restaurant or in our garden. We are what you want us to be.

We focus on quality, seasonal produce sourced locally where possible and our team focus on creating great quality, interesting dishes from scratch. We can do half portions of most of our dishes for children.

We brew our own beer at our craft brewery, Brewshed, just down the road. We’re obsessed with finding wines we love that we can list at great value to you. If coffee’s your thing, we work with Crude Drinks who roast our coffee in Bury St Edmunds.

Payment is by card or contactless payment only.

We’re open from noon Tuesday to Sunday.

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We have an idyllic garden with an outdoor play area and plenty of room for everyone. Our weekend outdoor pizzeria and garden bar will return for the warmer months in Spring 2024.

We also have baby changing facilities, highchairs, activity sheets and crayons.

Well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome in the garden, bar or beamed dining room.

vino gusto

Our wine shop, Vino Gusto, is at 27 Hatter Street, IP33 1NE. The only independent wine shop in Bury St Edmunds,

A huge selection of wines all tasted for you before they hit our shelves, self-serve wine tasting on our Enomatic machine, 5% off any 6+ bottles, 10% off any 12+ bottles, next day national delivery, friendly expert advice, informal wine tasting events and WSET wine training.

Drop in for a chat with the Vino team and to have a look round if you’re passing. We’re open every day from 10.30am.

Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers are available in £10 and £20 denominations and can be used at any of our pubs.

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Damson & Wilde – an update
Damson & Wilde – an update

As you may know, Damson & Wilde joined the Gusto Pronto family from City Pub Group on 13th November. Since then, we’ve been busy getting to know D&W better throughout a busy festive period....

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Something new from us…
Something new from us…

Update on 15th November 2023: Damson & Wilde became part of Gusto Pronto on Monday 13th November and re-opened on Wednesday 15th November. We can’t wait to welcome to Damson & Wilde by Gusto...

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Pie & pint at The Crown is coming back!
Pie & pint at The Crown is coming back!

The schools have gone back and the heatwave is tailing off but there is good news – Pie & Pint Wednesday is back at The Crown in Hartest from Wednesday 20th September! Pies are...

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