Crown & Thistle

High Street
Great Chesterford
CB10 1PL
Telephone(01799) 530278
Real AleReal FireQuiet PubGardenLunchtime MealsEvening MealsParkingSmokingRestaurant
Opening times: 12-3, 5.30-11.30 Mon-Thu; 12-3, 5.30-12.30am Fri; 12-3, 6-12.30am Sat; 12-4 Sun
Regular beers: Sharp's Doom Bar

This pub was built in 1528 and was called the Chequers being renamed and extended in 1603 to become a coaching inn. A legend is that James I stopped here going to London for his coronation. The magnificent inglenook fireplace in the bar is the earliest example of its type in Essex. There is patio outside with seating and tables with a heated smoking area. The pub is popular with locals and the cricket team. Closed Sunday evenings.