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

Shannon Pay – Sous Chef

When I first started at The Crown I started as a Chef de Partie. I soon realised after working there that I would fall in love with The Crown and be a part of the family.  During my time at The Crown I have progressed to my current role which is Sous Chef. Having the help of a Company that believes and values its staff to push them to succeed and progress, motivates me to want to give more.

Working as part of The Fat Duck Group has given me many opportunities to push myself; whether it’s a stage or the opportunity to work with some of the best chefs in the industry. I feel very fortunate to be part of The Crown team and would encourage others who have a passion for hospitality to join our team.


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