North West Essex

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Crown & Thistle

High Street
Great Chesterford
CB10 1PL
Telephone(01799) 530278
Real AleReal FireQuiet PubGardenLunchtime MealsEvening MealsParkingSmokingRestaurant
Opening times: Mon–Thu 12:00-15:00, 17:30-23:30; Fri 12:00-15:00, 17:30-00:30 next day; Sat 12:00-15:00, 18:00-00:30 next day; Sun 12:00-16:00
Regular beers: Sharp's Doom Bar

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

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.