Things you may not know…



The Martin Baker Ejector Seat

Bernard Lynch was an engineer fitter at British aviation firm Martin-Baker. But his main claim to fame was as the fearless test subject for their signature invention: the ejection seat. 

We have it on good authority that Bernard Lynch, after testing the first successful ejection from a flying aircraft came straight to the Crown for a first pint. We don’t blame him!

Established 1777

We dug back as far as we can to try and uncover not only the history of Chalgrove, but specifically the history of the pub and its origins.

We’ve asked the help of the local historians to assist but the history we have uncovered online suggests that the Crown first opened it’s door in 1777 serving pints to locals as the second pub in the village.

If you happen to know otherwise, given the profound lack of information available, please let us know!

Know anything else cool about the crown?

We’ll give you £10 for your story about cool stuff in the past of the Crown – as long as you can prove it happened!

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