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Owner's description

We thrive on bringing people together through food and drink. That’s why when the opportunity to take on The Crown at Bray in 2010 came around, Heston jumped at the chance.

We have set out to create a local hub and community. A country pub that the locals are proud to welcome all.

The Crown serves simple yet perfectly executed traditional pub food and a crowd pleasing selection of drinks.

“A pub is not just somewhere that serves beer, it’s somewhere that brings people together” – Heston Blumenthal

Restaurant details

Highchair, Menu

The chef

Matt Larcombe has always had a passion for cooking. One of his earliest memories is of being in the kitchen with his mother and making Yorkshire puddings.

He was born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, where he spent most of his childhood. Later the family moved to Worksop, where Matt had his first introduction to life in a professional kitchen. This is where at the age of sixteen, he started his career as a kitchen porter after doing work experience from school in a local hotel.

Following his growing passion for cooking, he joined the Royal Navy for two years as a training chef. On his return to the UK, Matt then worked in several kitchens from Michelin star restaurants to pubs.

In January 2011, he joined the team at The Crown at Bray as Sous Chef.

In March 2014 – Matt accepted the position as Head Chef at The Crown at Bray, where his knowledge and experience have made him a valuable part of the team.

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High Street, Bray, SL6 2AA
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑4:30 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm

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