A Minchinhampton pub which closed its doors five years ago has opened after undergoing a major renovation after being bought by The Lucky Onion Group, owned by Julian and Jade Dunkerton.
The Crown is now part of its family of luxury and design-led period establishments, including The Hollow Bottom, and its Cheltenham hotels, No.131 on The Promenade and No.38 at Pitville, The Wheatsheaf at Northleach and restaurants The Tavern in Cheltenham and The Hollow Bottom in the North Cotswolds
And its opening party went with a bang, with the pubs bars rammed with enthusiastic well-wishers. Right next to the village lies Minchinhampton Common, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year. Designated as “common land” – which only applies to just three per cent of England’s countryside, it is a really important archaeological landscape, in the summer the common is grazed by local commoners’ cattle, which can be found wandering in and out of the traffic at all times of the day and night.
The Crown is an 18th century building, which originally opened in 1715. It has been cleverly renovated by Dowdeswell Estates in order to retain the pub’s distinctive features while also adding signature design flourishes to bring The Crown up to date. Living up to its name, The Crown is best known as HRH Princess Anne’s local and a stone’s throw from Gatcombe Park.
The Lucky Onion’s Executive Chef, Ronnie Bonetti has developed a classic British menu using best quality ingredients including a variety of cuts of beautiful and well-aged meat cooked on the grill.
This addition to The Lucky Onion’s portfolio continues Jade and Julian Dunkerton’s ongoing and substantial investment in Cheltenham and The Cotswolds, making this part of the country an even more desirable destination for both international and UK holiday-makers. The Crown joins The Hollow Bottom in Guiting Power in an exciting series of new developments by The Lucky Onion, which has plans to develop multiple historic buildings in the area.
Owned and run by Jade and Julian Dunkerton, The Lucky Onion is a family of boutique hotels and elegant country pubs in the heart of the Cotswolds, England. Ever expanding but currently consist of five Lucky Onion properties; each one with its own distinct character and personality, but all sharing our genuine passion for great design, high quality food & drink and exceptional service. The Lucky Onion collective includes boutique hotels No. 131, and No. 38 The Park, in Cheltenham, as well as critically acclaimed The Wheatsheaf, and restaurants The Tavern and The Hollow Bottom.