Although the actual buildings date back to the mid 17th century, it wasn’t until around 1780 that two of the three cottages on the site were converted into what was most likely a traditional ale and cyder house. It would have served the farms and sixty families in anad around Palmerhayes.
The Rose & Crown was owned by the Worth Estate until the 1870′s, when it was sold to Tiverton’s Forde Brewery, which later became Starkey, Knight & Forde.
During the 1960′s the pub was extended to include the remaining cottage, by Harry and Nancy Legg, who were licensees from 1959 to 1984.
Today, Tim Browning and his team offer a friendly and welcoming environment for you to enjoy a bite to eat or just to chew the fat over a traditional ale or a fancy cocktail.