The Crown and Thistle
Special Offer
2 Courses for £12
Monday-Wednesday Evening
Lunch Menu
Monday-Friday 12-2.30

A warm welcome to The Crown and Thistle

The Crown and Thistle is a 16th Century traditional village pub and restaurant located in the heart of Great Chesterford just 3 miles north of Saffron Walden, Essex. Serving Authentic Thai food by professionally trained chefs from Thailand, using the finest
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ingredients and locally sourced where we can. We are just 10 miles away from the University City of Cambridge, with the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, Audley End House and Gardens also Audley End Miniature Railway just on our doorstep. 

Your local freehouse

Being a Freehouse we have four hand pumps offering an excellent choice of real ale & a fantastic wine list of hand picked wines along with an extensive Gin selection served with Fever Tree Tonic water. 
Many of our soft drinks are supplied by The Cambridge Juice Company, which are also a perfect accompliment to our gins & spirits selection. 

A Truly Authentic Thai Dining Experience (Monday-Saturday)


The Crown & Thistle brings you a traditional village pub, with a touch of class & elegancy with its relaxed bar area & beautiful restaurant, presenting Thai Dining at its best.

Our menu consists of traditional Thai delicasies such as Tom Yum Soup, Pad Thai & Pork Dumplings, bringing a taste Thailand to Great Chesterford. 

All items on our menu are also available for take away as collection only. 


Homemade Rustic Pizzas

We have installed a traditional Italian stone pizza oven and serve homemade rustic stonebaked pizzas for those who wish for an alternative to Thai or Sunday Lunch. Subject to availability.
 Lunchtime & evenings to dine in or take-away. 

Traditional Sunday Roasts 

We have a seperate menu for Sundays which includes your traditional Sunday roasts & alternative options such as fish & chips & wild mushroom stroganoff & of course our delicious stonebaked pizzas. Book a table using our online booking system!

Family & Dog Friendly 

We are very much a family friendly pub, so please do bring in your younger loved ones. We have a lovely fully enclosed garden with childrens play equipment, along with a rattan furnished patio for those who like to dine alfresco. A Tiny Thai menu is available, offering those younger diners a more milder choice of thai food.
Dog are welcome in the bar area, we even have treats on the bar for those very well behaved hounds!

Private Events 

At the Crown & Thistle, we can cater for all types of occasions from private hire to garden parties in our summer marquee. We have seperate buffet menus which can be fully adaptable to cater for those smaller gatherings as well as larger parties, please see our menus & enquire within for more information. 



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Opening Hours
Monday12:00-3:00 & 5:30-11:00
Tuesday12:00-3:00 & 5:30-11:00
Wednesday12:00-3:00 & 5:30-11:00
Thursday12:00-3:00 & 5:30-11:30
Friday12:00-3:00 & 5:30-12:00
Saturday12:00-3:00 & 6:00-12:00
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