Boasting a plum location on Chiswick High Road, The Crown is a cosy independent pub which comes complete with dining rooms. This iteration of The Crown opened its doors in January 2019, but the venue is steeped in history, having previously operated as a police station - you can find a few subtle nods to its former life in the decor.
The Crown also doubles up as an event space, with the venue able to accommodate groups for corporate functions, special occasion dinners and drinks receptions. For large-scale events, The Crown is available to hire in its entirety, with the venue able to welcome 150 guests for sit-down meals and 200 for standing receptions.
If you’re hosting a sit-down dinner, guests can enjoy The Crown’s dedicated three-course Events Menu, priced at £45 per head. The menu is overseen by celebrated chef and local hero Henry Harris, with dishes inspired by the Mediterranean - try the likes of a crab salad with crab dressing, followed by Barbary duck breast with beetroots, hazlenut and chicory, before rounding things off with a prune and almond tart with Chantilly creme.
Alternatively, if you’re looking to host a standing reception, The Crown has a canape and bowl food menu which you can take advantage of. Ideal for light bites, the canape selection includes steak tartare on crostini, as well as anchovy and garlic bruschetta, and chickpea panelle with Sicillian lemon mayonnaise. From the bowl food offering, you can choose the likes of spiced slow cooked lamb with chickpeas and romesco sauce, or vegetable tabbouleh with pecans and mint raita.
If you don’t need full use of the venue, you can also hire parts of it for exclusive use. The Crown’s main dining room, which is decked out with studded banquette seating and framed artwork lining the walls, can accommodate up to 44 guests for a seated function, and 80 for a standing reception. Alternatively, those looking to host an al fresco event can hire out the courtyard, which is protected from the elements as it is covered. The courtyard can host 50 seated and up to 100 standing, making it ideal for garden parties and Champagne and canape receptions.