The Three Crowns is a family run traditional community local which is a truly independent free house, specialising in real ales, ciders and perry.
Originally built c.1700 the Three Crowns has been a pub since the early 18th Century, with a Victorian extension added c.1820. There is a main bar with a real fire plus a cider/snug bar. We have a darts team in the local league, and a fortnightly quiz night.There are music and spontaneous singing nights as well as other events, such as vinyl nights, magic nights, etc, which enhance our community pub ethos.
We regularly raise money for charity, The Alhzeimers Society, Butterfly Giving (fighting teenage cancer) & The Wilts & Berks Canal Trust being two local ones. Our biggest fund raiser, is however, Movember which is a charity helping to fight against prostate & testicular cancer. We have raised c.£4,000 over the last 3 years. We have also had two cake bake offs where money has been raised for Help for Heroes & Cancer Research. More recently, one of our barmaids, Becky, has organised a couple of charity Leg + waxing events & has raised over £500 for Combat Stress.
There is always a range of 7 ales available from light summery to dark luscious. We intend always to have two dark ales available & one over 6.0 %. In addition there is a good selection of single malts as well as, at least, 3 farmhouse ciders & a perry available in the cider bar. Our ales & ciders are sold in over-sized marked glasses, ensuring, un-like other pubs, the customer who pays for a pint is served a pint. A kegged craft cider is now available - Handmade Spring Surprise.
Food is limited to good old fashioned pub snacks, filled rolls and award winning Walter Rose Pork Pies at the weekends, occasionally Gwen's spectacular Scotch Eggs, with more substantial hot & cold snacks available at beer festivals. We also operate a BYO scheme, where you can eat your take aways in The Back Bar (cutlery & crockery are available).
Ales, ciders and perry are sensibly priced with an additional 30p per pint discount for members of CAMRA.
There are 4 ale and cider festivals a year and we hold special ale & cider evenings. Please visit our diary page for more information.
We support CAMRA's campaign for local ale (LOCALE) & stock beers from the following breweries, Abbey, Arbor, Ashley Down, Blindmans, Box Steam, Bristol Beer Factory, Castle Coombe, Cottage, Cotleigh, Cotswold Spring, Electric Bear, Glastonbury, Gloucester, Great Western Brewery, Hop Kettle, Kennett & Avon, Milk Street, Moor, Nailsworth, New Bristol Brewery, Plain, RCH, Shed, Stonehenge, Stroud, TAP, Three Castles, Three Daggers, Towles, Twisted, Twisted Oak, Two Cocks, Wessex, Wickwar & Willys . Plus regular suppliers from further afield, Celt Experience, Oxfordshire & Slaters. Plus the numerous guest breweries. Alas, we also stocked beers from local breweries who, now, no longer exist. These being Devilfish & Malmesbury.
Our Cider Bar attempts to stock examples from all Wiltshire cider producers. These are Circle, Handmade, Mates, Moonshine, Sherston & Wessex. Other producers wares are sometimes, also, available.
Our opening hours: Mon - Thurs. 17.00 - Close. Fri - Sun. 12.00 – Close.
WE ARE LISTED EQUAL 1st OUT OF 579 PUBS IN WILTSHIRE, WITH A SCORE OF 9.0 OUT OF 10.0, ON THE "BEER IN THE EVENING WEBSITE".
We now stock a locally produced craft cider. Handmade Spring Surprise. A 3.8% sweet/medium example produced just outside Chippenham. - 19.10.2015.
YOU CAN NOW FOLLOW US ON TWITTER !!!
WE ARE IN THE GOOD BEER GUIDE AGAIN - THE 2016 EDITION. THAT'S 5 YEARS IN A ROW NOW.
A 7th pump is on. It is a strong ale, at least a 6% - Something a bit special !!
WE HAVE WON THE CAMRA LOCAL PUB OF THE YEAR FOR 2013 & 2014, plus THE CIDER PUB OF THE YEAR 2013 & 2015. PLUS PUB OF THE YEAR HIGHLY COMMENDED FOR 2011, 2012 & 2015 (N.B. We cannot win the pub of the year in 2015 even though we won the vote as the local CAMRA rules do not allow a pub to win 3 years in a row).