Tel: 016974 78288

Britain’s First Co-operatively Owned Pub

Welcome to The Old Crown – the little pub that became a legend!sign

The Old Crown is located in the picturesque Cumbrian village of Hesket Newmarket, on the northern edge of the Lake District National Park.The pub became famous in 2003 when it became Britain’s first registered co-operatively owned pub. It is owned by a collective of around 150 local, national and even international customers and supporters. It is Britain’s first registered co-operatively owned pub. To read more about the history, click here. The Old Crown serves the very best of real ales, most brewed by Hesket Newmarket Brewery which stands at the rear of the pub, as well as a selection of quality lagers, cider, wines and soft drinks. And of course we serve a range of appetising and wholesome home-cooked meals and snacks. Your host at The Old Crown is George. Contact him on 016974 78288 or You can be sure of a warm welcome, good company, good food and fine ales. To find us, click here

Pre- booking for evening meals is strongly recommended. Phone: 016974 78288 or

Opening Times

Monday: 5.00 pm – 11.00 pm

Tues/Wed/Thu: 5.00 pm – 11.00 pm

Fri/Sat: 12.00 – 11.00 pm

Sun: 12.00 – 10.30 pm



Evenings: Tues – Sun 6.30 pm – 8.45 pm

Lunchtime: Fri/Sat/Sun 12.00 – 2.00 pm


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