Although the actual buildings date back to the mid 17th century, it wasn’t until around 1780 that the two of the three cottages on the site were converted into what was most likely a traditional ale and cider house, serving local farms as well as the sixty or so families in and around Palmerhayes at that time.
Owned originally by the Worth Estate until the 1870s when it was sold to Tiverton’s Forde Brewery, later evolving into Starkey, Knight and Forde, this was eventually to become part of the famous Whitbread Group of companies. It wasn’t until the 1960s that the pub was extended to include the last remaining cottage. Today Enterprise Inns Ltd own the building, which is leased to the “ Roud Partnership”.
Moving to meet modern changing circumstances, Pam and Nick are proud to offer a unique blend of old fashioned country welcome, coupled with an imaginative menu which seeks to retain many firm old favourites, whilst at the same time introducing specialist casserole dishes, for which the Rose and Crown has increasingly been recognised as offering particularly good “ value for money food” via their unique Karen’s Kasserole Kitchen recipes, which are all home cooked on the premises.
Today’s range of drinks and delicious food that are served throughout the day would be beyond belief to our pub’s original farming community and, thanks to the support of so many of our loyal customers, we like to think that our 21st century visitors are still quite impressed.
We try hard to be really flexible and accommodating in meeting the varying needs of our local supporters, and our special function room combined with the large bar and catering areas mean we are an ideal venue for private parties, whether it be a family birthday, anniversary, an office or club event, wedding breakfasts or funeral wakes. Just talk to either Pam or Nick to see how helpful we always try to be to the local people of Tiverton and its environs.