“The Crown” as we are known by the locals, has always been a fantastic spot for a drink, a good meal and affordable accommodation.
Built in 1862 and located in the heart of Kingston SE, the Crown Inn was formerly known as the Ship Inn. Burrows & Gladstone began running the mail in April 1862 and they used the newly opening Ship Inn. Mr Crews (contractor from 1877-1880) advertised that the Ship Inn was his booking office and depot. In 1878 while Mr JT Winterbottom was licensee, the building was renovated and the hotel was renamed the Crown Hotel (now known as the Crown Inn). When Mr Gall began running the coaches to and from Meningie he changed the booking office to the Royal Mail Hotel (opened 1867). It is uncertain whether the Ship Inn was continuously the booking agent from 1862-1877.
Click here to download past licencees of the Crown Inn.
The Hotel is currently owned by the Gardner and Warren families who have had the freehold and lease since February 2008.
Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner with a wide selection of icy cold beer on tap and a variety of local and interstate wines to enjoy. Music and live bands feature regularly.
A fantastic alfresco dining area is situated at the rear of the hotel which can be used to dine or relax with a drink.
Plenty of off-street parking is available with ample room for trailers and caravans. Motorbikes can be locked in our large shed overnight if required. Our courtesy cruiser seats 12 passengers and can pick you up and take you home within town limits. Book by phoning 08 8767 2005.
Free WiFi is available for hotel patrons. Happy hours are on Wednesday and Friday nights from 5pm. Meat trays drawn Friday nights.
FANCY A CROWN FUNCTION?
Birthday celebrations, meetings, reunions, christmas parties, or any private function whether it be sit down or cocktail style, choose the Crown Inn to host your next event.
Available for meetings or any private function at no charge (bookings essential).
We can provide you with:
Decorations (at a cost) or supply and erect your own decorations