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The crown is a 16th century pub at the heart of the village Old Basing near Basingstoke Hampshire. It is a grade ll listed building and stands in one of Old Basings picturesque thoroughfares- the street. The exact date the crown was built is unknown, however it is believed that the inn dates from the time of the civil war when Oliver Cromwell’s Roundheads laid siege to the impressive Basing house, which was a very grand Tudor mansion.

The Crown pub Old Basing is named one of the best in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2023 


The Crown pub Old Basing has been featured in the 50th edition of CAMRA’s prestigious Good Beer Guide 2023, considered the definitive beer drinker’s guide to the very best pubs in the country. 


Just 4,500 out of the nation’s 50,000 pubs are listed in the Guide, all of which undergo a rigorous selection process by local CAMRA volunteers to seek out and promote the finest outlets for real ale across the UK.  


A Traditional village pub serving three real Ales on rotation each day and serving traditional pub grub on the side, soon to be showing all live sports on BT as well as having Live Entertainment at weekends, a weekly Quiz night and Open Mic nights Once a Month. 


The Crown is a place to meet lifelong friends… New and Old…  


Nik Antona, CAMRA National Chairman adds: “This continues to be an incredibly difficult time for the pubs industry, as a cost of goods and living crisis follows hot on the heels of a two-year pandemic. Huge congratulations are in order for all the pubs listed in the Guide, which exemplify the very highest standards across the UK. 

He adds: “Our volunteer base has worked for half a century to produce the Good Beer Guide as a beacon of support for the industry. We hope people will use the Guide to not only applaud the ‘cream of the crop’ featured, but also to visit pubs during a time when they need it most.”  


The Good Beer Guide 2023 is now available from the CAMRA shop at shop.camra.org.uk/gbgpubsand there is an updated app version available for download on both iOS and Android device. 

Looking for a place to enjoy some delicious pub food and drinks?

Look no further than our pub! We offer a wide variety of food and drink options to suit any taste, and our friendly staff are always on hand to make sure you have a great experience. Whether you’re looking to watch the big game with some mates or just relax with a few drinks, our pub is the perfect spot for you. So come on down and check us out today!