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The Three Crowns

Over the past few years, people in Barrow have watched the down-hill slide of the Three Crowns with dismay. Strategically placed at the Cotes Road junction, it has been a focus of many aspects of village life. We have held meetings there, finished up there after village walks, met there to start out on coach trips and runs and village processions, we've held pancake races in the car park and of course, we've enjoyed a quiet drink and a gossip.

So it was with some relief and a lot of curiosity that we have watched the renovations. Now they are complete, we can all take a look and enjoy the pleasant new surroundings. Indeed, so keen are Phil, the new leaseholder and Fred, the new Manager, to welcome you to the Three Crowns that they are offering a 5.00 discount on a meal for two over the next two months.

You can find the 5 off voucher in your print copy of Barrow Voice

The refurbishments have cost nearly 300,000... it achieves a warm, modern rustic feel.

The refurbishments have cost nearly 300,000. The pub retains its familiar layout of the main lounge bar and a dining area. The decor is dominated by beautiful natural timber beams, (I am assured it isn't fibre glass!) much of it original and newly exposed. With a careful choice of contemporary pictures and pottery, it achieves a warm, modern rustic feel.

The Three Crowns interior

The Three Crowns is now open all day every day. A range of breakfast coffees and teacakes are available between 10.00 and 12.00 from Monday to Saturday. Then the a la carte lunchtime menu becomes available from 12.00 to 3.00. Each day, there are also lunchtime offers of open sandwiches between 11.30 and 6.00. The a la carte evening menu starts at 6.00 until 9.00. On Sundays, you can eat between 12.00 and 5.00.

The regular menu offers an interesting selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes: main meat dishes include venison, duck, lamb and steak as well as monk fish, salmon, plaice and mussels. Fred insists on the freshest of seasonal vegetables. There is a good range of cask conditioned ales and fine wines.

You might have come across Fred at the Pear Tree in Woodhouse Eaves. Before that, he worked with Whitbread and is a very experienced Chef. Phil has worked for a number of companies in the pub industry for sixteen years and he is now very excited to be working on his own. He is very determined to make a go of the 'new' Three Crowns and is interested to hear people's comments and suggestions. As he says, the menu and style are evolving.

To book a table, phone 01509 621177 or email: Or just drop in, enjoy a drink and pick up a menu.