The Crown

“Greene King pub with a wide-ranging menu” - AA Inspector



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A delightful 16th-century pub with smart, modern interior decor. A number of guest ales are very well kept, and make delightful companions to almost anything on the menu. Dig into sharing deli boards or sandwiches, baguettes and paninis with fillings such as prawn and avocado, or topside of beef. Or how about mains such as seared sea trout fillet, Lyonnaise potatoes, wilted spinach and sorrel cream; or calves’ liver and bacon, bubble-and-squeak and onion gravy? The garden has plenty of tables for alfresco eating, and a children’s play area.

The Crown
2 Ickwell Road, NORTHILL, SG18 9AA
Phone : 01767 627337


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
Opening Times
  • Open all year

About The area

Discover Bedfordshire

At its most southern point, Bedfordshire is only 35 miles from London Waterloo, so there’s a good reason for the UK’s fifth busiest airport to be called London Luton Airport. The county is one of England’s smaller in terms of area, but more than makes up for it in terms of business HQs and visitor attractions. Among the most popular of these, and among the top attractions in the UK, is ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, founded in 1931, and now covering around 600 acres.

Along similar lines Woburn Safari Park opened more recently (in 1970) and is just over half the size. Fans of old flying machines or cars will enjoy a visit to the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden, a tiny village near Biggleswade. Among the oldest examples in the collection are a pioneering French Blériot XI from 1910, and a number of early French and German automobiles from the very late 19th century. 

Bedford itself is located on either side of the River Ouse, and has a large Italian population, descended from those who came to work at a local brick factory in the 1950s.

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