I’ve decided I want to find Surrey’s oldest pub. The Crown & Cushion in Minley seems like a good candidate. At least a good place to start my search, with a family Sunday lunch.
The pub was built in 1512 and became an alehouse is 1596.
As you would expect, there’s low ceilings, beams, open fires and, of course, rumours of ghosts. It’s teensy and very cute. A more modern atribute, there’s free wifi .
It’s actually going to be totally renovated this autumn so we came a few months to soon. (It will shut during renovation but Meade Hall will be open daily during the time the main pub is closed.)
Rambling, laid back outdoor seating is on both ‘sides’ of the pub. The parking lot side is stuffed with flowers, and the backside overlooks a cricket green. There is a bit of noise, as the pub is on…
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