Crown Inn Dial Post  West Sussex real ale pub : Sussex Life Pub of the year award 2017




Crown Inn Dial Post  West Sussex real ale pub : Sussex Life Pub of the year award 2017



Early Dining Offer

Monday to Saturday 6-6.30pm
25% off starters and mains
Maximum 6 people per booking

Bed and breakfast

Bed and breakfast available in the old stable block. £50 per room for 1 person
£55 per room for 2 people
We have a twin room and a double room

Price includes continental breakfast in fridge in room: (pastry, natural yoghurt, fruit compote, muesli, milk) tea and coffee.

Arrival: between 2-3pm or after 6pm (unless pre arranged)

£20 deposit

72 hours notice of cancellation please (if less deposit non refundable). 

The Crown Inn, Dial Post, West Sussex is a free house owned and run by Penny and James Middleton Burn. Opposite the village green, the pub has a strong reputation for the excellent quality of its homemade food.

Our daily menu reflects whatever is in season and James, who is also Head Chef, is often out forraging for wild garlic, chamomile, blackberries, apples and mushrooms. He supports many local farmers and producers with home-cured meats, sausages and bacon from David Jesse at Calcot Farm and vegetables from Derek Crush at Daylands Farm, Ashurst. Venison comes from the neighbouring Knepp Castle Estate, free-range Sussex eggs from Hallgate Farm and Luke the fisherman brings his daily catch straight from the boat.


Opening hours


Saturday 4th July 
Open 12 to 3pm / 12 - 2pm for food
Open 6 to 10pm / 6 - 8pm for food

Sunday 5th July 
Open 12 to 6.30pm / 12 to 5.30pm for food

Thursday 9th, Friday 10th, Saturday 11th July
Same as above Saturday hours

Sunday 12th July 
Same as above Sunday hours




Dog friendly

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Chops at dog-friendly Crown Inn Dial Post

Crown Catering Co

The Crown Catering Co is the pub's outside catering arm