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What's on

what's on

Bank holiday Monday end of August BBQ & Hog Roast

12pm to 5pm 






 Baby & Toddler Morning every Wednesday 11am – 1pm.

Summer Holiday kids Chocolate activity Day, CHECK DATES BELOW 


Enjoy a meal from our light bites & a dessert Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday lunch for only £10.00.
(Please quote offer to waitress before you order).

We are now serving scones, toast, croissants and cake Tuesday to Saturday mornings for £3.95 including tea or coffee.

Rose & Crown Loyalty Cards NOW AVAILABLE collect 10 stamps and receive 20% off a food bill



Music with Tracey Moorhouse 

    • Food served as usual
    • Music starts at 8.30pm till 11pm
    • Friday 11th July 


Music with Leah Sanchez

    • Food served as usual
    • Music starts at 8.30pm till 11pm
    • Saturday 12th July 


Music with Gwyn Pritchard 

    • Food served as usual
    • Music starts at 8.30pm till 11pm
    • Friday 18th July 


Music with Rock ‘N’ Roll Dave 

    • Food served as usual
    • Music starts at 8.30pm till 11pm
    • Friday 25th July 


Childrens Chocolate making afternoon

    • Friday 25th July
    • Starts at 3pm (duration approx 1 and a half hours)
    • Bookings only


Quiz Night 

    • Food served at 7.30pm, pre ordering of quiz menu
    • Tuesday 29th July
    • Teams of 4 – 6
    • Bookings
    • £12.95 includes to courses
    • £2.50 for quiz no food



About us

New owners of The Rose & Crown Peter & Linzi Harrison have lived in Thorpe for just over 11 years. They have been very active within community of Thorpe during this time being members of the of Thorpe’s Christmas Festival committee.

Peter’s occupational background for some 30 years has been running the family business specialising in building preservation.

The Rose & Crown has undergone a complete refurbishment bringing the building back to its significant status as a public house and restaurant within the village.


The interior of the Rose & Crown has also undergone a complete makeover, including an impressive new bar. At the heart of the design is a dual aspect log fire. The idea was to create a modern relaxed atmosphere whilst being sympathetic to traditional village pub feel.


On entering you will be greeted by Daughter Sarah Harrison and her proficient front of house team. Sarah Trained at Colchester institute studying catering and hospitality Management. (Qualifications) She completed her work experience within the renowned Milsoms group and continued to work there for 2 years.

Following this Sarah worked as bar staff in a British style pub the Algarve and Julio’s restaurant in Thorpe. More recently was a restaurant Supervisor at the Lifehouse Spa Hotel.

Tom Hartman

Head chef Tom Hartman started working at the Angel inn at Stoke by Nayland at the age of fifteen, after spending 4 years there he has gone on to work at some of the top restaurants in the region, including the Ship inn at Levington, the Crown inn at Stoke by Nayland and the Green Room in Colchester. In 2012 he won the Essex food and drink chef of the year award. Tom is a very passionate chef and keen to make his own stamp on the menu here at the Rose and Crown creating great tasting traditional food with a modern twist.

Daniel Gray

Daniel started working in the kitchen when he was 15 alongside tom where he was taught the basics of cooking. Working at top restaurants in Colchester, his skills quickly developed. After 2 years at catering college, Daniel then went on to work at ‘The Angel inn’ Stoke by Nayland, before joining the Rose and Crown as Tom’s sous chef.