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.
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 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.