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About Us

The Old Crown Girton is part of the Stuart Inns Group which is owned and managed by siblings Iain Macmillan and Lorna Pissarro. Together with their father Andrew, they have brought together their passion for food and design to create something very special.

Their vision was to open a welcoming bar and restaurant with an appealing menu which is crafted and prepared with culinary passion using the best seasonal ingredients.


"Our menus have really evolved since the

re-opening of The Old Crown. We use the same tried & trusted suppliers that we use in our Suffolk sites as well as a new pool of local Cambridge suppliers to ensure we deliver the best possible quality food. Our menus are fresh, exciting, modern & innovative & feature a great range of seasonal dishes including vegetarian & vegan options."

Iain Macmillan

"I have absolutely loved designing the look & feel of the Old Crown. It was rebuilt in 1938 & features of this period are very apparent in the architecture of the building. It was this 1930's style that inspired my use of art deco elements in the interiors - a lot of jewel tones, geometric shapes, bold lines and copper features. We even uncovered some original parquet flooring while we were renovating which looks amazing with the new design. There are so many different areas of the building, which all have their own atmospheres. The open space of the Garden Room is different to the smaller rooms and nooks and crannies off the bar which are great for drinks or more intimate dining."

Lorna Pissarro
An array of constantly changing menus are available in this boutique restaurant & bar. All dishes are prepared by a team of talented chefs using only the finest seasonal produce, returning diners always have an exciting range of options to choose from throughout the year. Guests can enjoy a delicious menu Brunch as well as a full main menu for lunch or dinner. 

Within the Stuart Inns Group are The Long Melford Swan, The Hadleigh Ram and The Lavenham Greyhound. Each has it's own look and feel which match the towns and villages they are in.