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The Rose & Crown Pub and Restaurant is situated in the idyllic village setting of Essendon. The pub’s history dates back to 1756 as a traditional coach house. Now, the Rose & Crown provides the perfect country retreat with a traditionally decorated bar, spacious restaurant and beautiful beer garden.



The 52 seated Restaurant is available for those wanting to enjoy a more formal dining experience. With a blend of traditional and contemporary décor, we provide freshly cooked food, in a comfortable, warm inviting surroundings for you to enjoy.


Quality is at the centre of all dishes to be enjoyed by you. The menu provides a traditional freshly prepared dishes using quality local produce.


Our wine list provides a variety of wine, which may be enjoyed by to all palettes. All wines are sourced from exclusive vineyards from around the globe across the world. We provide an exclusive, bespoke wine service.



The bar area has very traditional feel, with an original flagstone stone and oak furniture, also enjoy our open fire in the winter in the summer our beautiful large beer garden. With a fine range of real ales, lagers and bottled beers as well as seasonal special drinks.


What to look forward to at The Rose & Crown

Voted 4th Best Sunday Roast in Hertfordshire By

Hertfordshire Life!!!

Fish and Chip Fridays

Come enjoy our the freshly Battered Cod &

Chunky Chips served with Mushy Peas.

Book early to avoid disappointment!!



 Super Sunday Roasts

Come enjoy our traditional and home cooked Sunday roast with a choice of meats and all trimmings included.

Book early to avoid disappointment!!



Private function room available for hire



Check out our great reviews on Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor awards for excellence!

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Dog Friendly Bar Area




 Opening hours                                                             Food Service Hours

Monday       CLOSED                                                    CLOSED

Tuesday      11:30-3pm and 6pm-9:00pm                  12pm-2pm and 6:30-8:30

Wednesday 11:30-3pm and 6pm-10:30pm                  12pm-2pm and 6:30-8:30

Thursday     11:30-3pm and 6pm-10:30pm                  12pm-2pm and 6:30-8:30

Friday          11:30-3pm and 5:30pm-11:00pm              12pm-2pm and 6:30-8:30

Saturday      11:30-3pm and 6pm-11:00pm                  12pm-3pm and 6:30-8:30

Sunday        12-8:30pm                                                 12pm-3pm

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