The Crown at Bray

The Crown is Heston Blumenthal’s village pub set in the picturesque village of Bray. It won ‘The Best Pub in Berkshire’ in 2017 which is due in no small part to the teamwork amongst our staff. We are very lucky to have such loyal locals and guests travelling from a far to enjoy what we love doing, bringing people together through food and drink. The seasonal menu celebrates fresh produce and British favourites; The Crown is a village country pub with a relaxed atmosphere, that the locals are proud to welcome all to.

The Opportunities

Our Stories

Dan Hardman – Sous Chef

I joined the group on a temporary 2 month contract in autumn of 2014, what I saw in those couple of months opened my eyes and encouraged me to pursue a career in the company. If anyone’s dined in any of the establishments they will know the food is very good, but it’s just the outcome of a great team working behind the scenes. Every person is crucial for the success of the restaurant, so we all have the united aim of creating the best experience for the guest, it’s a feeling that sadly can be hard to come by in the hospitality industry. I’m fortunate to have found a company that above all puts the quality or everything it does at the forefront of its progression, it sets the bar to the highest standard and never compromises.

Our Stories

Holly Bryant – Waitress

Working at The Crown has been an eye opening experience and has pushed me to achieve more than I thought I was capable of.

I love the relationships your build with the locals as it makes work feel like one big family. The Crown is a really fun place to work, where everybody joins together as a team and helps one another to achieve the best they can.

Our new garden is a great addition, and is a fantastic environment to work within!

We’re always on the lookout for shining stars – both in the kitchen and front of house – that are so integral in making the pub the special place it is for our guests.

Matt Larcombe, Chef General Manager