Saturday, 24 October 2009

The Crown, Old Basing, Hampshire

The 16th century pub is at the heart of the village of Old Basing near Basingstoke in Hampshire.

It is a Grade II listed building and stands in one of Old Basing's picturesque thoroughfares - The Street.

The exact date that The Crown was built is not known, however it is believed that the inn dates from the time of the Civil War when Oliver Cromwell's Roundheads laid siege to the impressive Basing House, which was a very grand Tudor mansion.