The Crown is a traditional country pub, lying in the heart of the beautiful rural village of Gissing in Norfolk, opposite the ancient round Saxon tower of the church of St Mary.
Just five miles north of the historic market town of Diss, the Crown is well worth the drive through the narrow country lanes. The exterior of this 18th century pub exudes a welcoming feel: the sash window with hanging baskets and planters decorating the walls all collude to entice you through the front door. Inside, the beamed ceilings, open fireplaces and horse brasses remind you of the pub's long history.
We have a good selection of beers, ciders, spirits, wines and fresh coffee, as well as a selection of children's soft drinks. All real ales are served from the taproom, straight from the barrel. We also have a Beer Festival every summer.
The Gissing Crown is renowned for its food. You will find home cooked traditional pub classics, using only the finest of locally sourced produce, such as sizzling steaks, homemade pies, and fresh fish dishes. The homemade curries are so good, there is now a dedicated curry evening on the first Wednesday of each month. And there is also a selection of homemade frozen meals to take home, all available individually or batch cooked to order - see our FOOD page for more details.
Pre-Christmas Menu : available 1st - 23rd December 2016. We are currently taking bookings for our fabulous festive feast. All food must be pre-ordered, so click on Food - Xmas to peruse the menu and make your selection.
As a family run business, we are naturally family friendly. Children are welcome, and there is an extensive play area for them within the enclosed beer garden at the back of the pub. Dogs are very welcome, but not in the restaurant please.
Pub games play an important part of life here at the Crown. We have a league winning pool team, cribbage is played on a regular basis, and of course we also have dominoes and darts.
The heated wooden shelter, at the front of the pub, is used by both smokers and non-smokers alike, especially on warm summer evenings. It provides shade on a hot summer's day, and a pleasant place to sit and look out across to the old school house, now used for many village clubs, groups and activities.