The Crown Inn

“Situated amidst glorious countryside with some fantastic local walks.” - VisitEngland Assessor


Saffron Walden, Essex

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All rooms sleep 2 with en suite facilities, TV and Tea & Coffee making facilities. We also offer a choice of Continental or Full English breakfast. There is plenty to do in the locality with Linton Zoo just down the road. Also nearby are historic Cambridge, Saffron Walden, and we are only 15 miles from Stansted Airport. Situated amidst glorious countryside there are fantastic local walks and our extensive menus means you can enjoy a hearty meal upon your return.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

3 Star Inn
The Crown Inn
Little Walden, SAFFRON WALDEN, Essex, CB10 1XA


Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover Essex

Essex is full of pleasant surprises. It has the largest coastline of any county in England, with its fair share of castles, royal connections and scenic valleys. Take Colchester, for example, which was built by the Romans and is Britain’s oldest recorded town. Its castle contains the country’s largest Norman keep and yet, a stone’s throw from here, East Anglia’s newest arts centre promises to put Colchester firmly on the map as Essex’s capital of culture.

Tidal estuaries are plentiful and their mudflats offer migrating birds a winter feeding place. Essex was known as the land of the East Saxons and for centuries people from all over Europe settled here, each wave leaving its own distinctive cultural and social mark on the landscape. Walking a little off the beaten track will lead you to the rural retreats of deepest Essex, while all over the county there are ancient monuments to explore: 

  • the great Waltham Abbey
  • Greensted, thought to be the oldest wooden church in the world
  • the delightful village of Pleshey has one of the finest examples of a former motte-and-bailey castle
  • Hedingham Castle, magnificently preserved and dating from the 11th century.

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