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The Crown Inn Dial Post Information


Originally a 16th century coaching inn and sitting opposite the village green, it has evolved into a true country pub. Owners Penny and James have gradually updated and improved the property with a sympathetic touch over the past 14 years with a stylish mix of furnishings old and new to create a very pleasing environment. A free-house with a choice of local real ales, the pub has a good and eclectic mix of locals and destination diners. You can choose to eat in the pub restaurant with the work of Sussex artist Eric Ravilious hanging on the walls, the bar, the Botanical room complete with botanical prints or the light and airy Garden room – each has a different feel. The wood burner in the bar is a warming comfort during winter months and for summer days there is a patio overlooking the village green where you can watch the sunset and a pub garden for alfresco dining at the back. A recent addition is the four beautifully appointed rooms over the pub for overnight stays.

The Crown Inn is owned and run by Penny and James Middleton Burn. The overall feel is country, a little bit quirky, offering seasonal homemade food and four characterful and individual rooms for overnight stays above the pub. Penny is from a Dial Post farming family and looks after the front of house while head chef James, who has cooked all over the world, adopts a nose to tail approach to cooking and is to be found in the kitchen. They are both great supporters of all things local and have a warm and friendly welcome for all. They have a young family plus two dogs who can often be found in front of the wood burner.

Cleaning and safety

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Disinfected daily
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Rooms sealed after cleaning
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing
  • Staff protective clothing
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Masks for guests
  • No shared stationery
  • Outside air ventilation
  • Request no staff entry to room
  • First aid kit
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Socially distanced dining
  • Sanitized tableware
  • Takeaway meals
  • Wrapped breakfast
  • Wrapped lunch
  • Wrapped dinner
  • Wrapped room service


  • Bar
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Restaurant
  • Meet & greet service
  • Garden
  • Fire alarms with lights
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Breakfast in the room/unit
  • Room service mobile app


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Long-term parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Recreational vehicle parking

Business Facilities

  • Meeting rooms
  • Photocopying
  • Printing


  • Continental breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options
  • To-go breakfast

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Walking
  • Games, chess, cards
  • Wild life


  • Check in
    3:00 PM 11:30 PM
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    10:30 AM
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    Children welcome
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    Pets by arrangement
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions


  • Road from Horsham (8.0 miles)
    10 minute drive via A24

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