About The Crown Inn

A few years ago, the Crown Inn made the news through becoming the first parish council owned public house in Herefordshire.
It is now run as a tenanted free house, by Maria & Max Franzen-Evilio. The menu changes seasonally and consists of freshly cooked food and locally sourced. You can enjoy to wine & dine in either the bar or the lounge inside the pub, or enjoy the large outside space where there is a lovely big garden out back, or sit out front and take in the beautiful scenery of Dilwyn.


At its core, the Crown is a half-timbered building dating from the 17th century. Much modified during its history it still retains many interesting features of the original coaching inn. From the front of the inn there is picturesque view of the village green and the traditional half-timbered black and white cottages that surround it. The Crown has always provided a warm welcome to visitors who are exploring Dilwyn as part of the Black and White Trail of these pretty half-timbered cottages that are so typical of north Herefordshire's villages.

For over 300 years the Crown has provided an important facility for Dilwyn's community and this will continue with the latest tenants. In recent years the Crown has been the home of darts teams, quiz teams, pool team, Royal British Legion and cribbage team, amongst others. It has also supported and hosted well attended local community events. In return the community has always been highly supportive of the Crown and its own events.

About the Area

Dilwyn is a beautiful rural parish in the north west of Herefordshire in the United Kingdom. It is 6 miles south west from the market town of Leominster and 13 miles to the north west of Hereford city. It is one of the pretty half-timbered villages that are prevalent in this part of Herefordshire and, as such, forms part of The Black and White Trail that leads visitors through the area.

The area has much to offer to visitors who seek beautiful countryside, a slower pace of life and relatively quiet roads. Dilwyn is an ideal starting point for touring the local trail of black and white villages. Time spent by visitors looking at the church of St Mary, examining the pretty local buildings and cottages, strolling on the green and perhaps visiting the pub and sitting outside on a nice day, will give a taste of the desirable quality of life enjoyed by this community.