The Rose and Crown Public House and Restaurant Ashdon near Saffron Walden


Sunday Roasts at the Rose & Crown

Christmas Menu
Serving 1-23 December

Christmas at the Rose and Crown in Ashdon

The Cricket Club
Quiz Night

Fish 'n' Chips at the Rose & Crown

That Viking Gentleman
Nov 17th & Dec 15th

Live Music at the Rose and Crown, Ashdon near Saffron Walden

Thursday & Friday
Lunch Club

Rose & Crown Live Music Den & Dave Stratton 2023

Elliot Porter
October 1st

Christmas Live Music Elliot Porter Saffron Walden

Opening Hours at The Rose & Crown, Ashdon

Mon & Tue - Closed / Wed 4.30-11pm / Thursday & Friday 12-3pm & 4.30-11pm / Sat 12-11pm / Sun 12-7pm

Food will be served from

6-8pm Wednesday
12 - 2.30pm & 5.30 - 8.30pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday
12 - 3pm Sunday (*Roast of the Day Sun Only)

Christmas Parties at the Rose & Crown – Book Now

Celebrate the festive season in style at The Rose & Crown! Our Christmas meals and parties are back, and they’re better than ever. Whether you’re planning a cosy family gathering or a lively holiday party with friends and colleagues, we’ve got you covered.

Indulge in a delicious Christmas meal with all the trimmings, prepared with care by our talented chefs. From succulent roasts to mouthwatering desserts, our festive menu is sure to delight your taste buds. Conveniently located just a short drive away from Saffron Walden, Linton, Haverhill, and Cambridge, getting here is a breeze. But don’t wait too long – booking is essential, and our slots are filling up fast. Secure your spot today and make this holiday season, served between 1-23 December, one to remember at The Rose & Crown!

Welcome to
The Rose & Crown
Public House & Restaurant

The Rose and Crown Public House and Restaurant is a Free House situated in the heart of the village of Ashdon, surrounded by the beautiful North Essex countryside and close to the market town of Saffron Walden, only a ten-minute drive.

The Rose and Crown Public House and Restaurant Ashdon near Saffron Walden - Welcome

The Rose and Crown combines the best of British pub hospitality with individuality, character and charm, excellent food and local wines, beers and craft ales. It is the perfect setting for a laid back yet distinctly memorable dining and drinking experience. For those of you driving, we have an excellent range of non-alcoholic drinks, beers and mixers. 

Our Menu & Daily Specials

Only Quality Local Produce

Our chef, Dionne has created a wonderful new menu with daily specials. On a Sunday, we offer roast of the day alongside a slightly reduced menu with daily specials. Pizzas are also offered to eat in or for takeaway…

Food will be served from 6-8pm Wednesday, 12 – 2.30pm & 5.30 – 8.30pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday
12 – 3pm Sunday (*Roast of the Day Sun Only)

Locally Famous Sunday Roasts
Takeaway also available

We think our Sunday Roasts are an 11/10, (yes we’ve claimed it!) lashings of our own ‘legendary’ gravy and Yorkshire Puddings that are bottomless, sharing roasts, vegan roasts and enough fine wine to sink a ship! Takeaway roasts are also available, just call us to book yours! Our ‘Roast of the Day’ is available alongside our Pizza Menu with Daily Specials…

Our wines
Local Wines and internationally sourced bottles

We pride ourselves on our handpicked and enviable wine list. With a great selection of chilled crisp whites and rose and our fruity, full bodied and spicy reds, you’ll be spoilt for choice of which bottle to choose. We use many local suppliers including Joseph Barnes of Saffron Walden. 

Fine Wines are locally and internationally sourced at The Rose & Crown, Ashdon, nr. Saffron Walden

What People are Saying

“Superb Lunch”

“Had a super lunch at the Rose & Crown in Ashdon last week and would highly recommend it! Greg and Dionne were most welcoming and the new chef turned out some wonderful meals. Beer was excellent and local – Wylde Sky, lovely to be in a Free House. Will be back for a take away Sunday Roast soon! Thank you!”

Andrew Chandler
Saffron Walden

“What a Gem!”

“While exploring the area we decided to go here for a coffee. Greg was friendly and offered us some of Dion’s soup which was delicious, and we also had a table companion, Spike the dog. We went in as customers and came out as friends. Thank you what a gem!”

Rev Bren Brunditt

“Friendly & Welcoming”

“Just been here for lunch. Greg was friendly and welcoming. Food and beer was on point, nice chilled out music and atmosphere. Also great for kids, our daughter can’t wait to go back. We will be returning soon and would recommend to others.”

Mark Granger

“Very Good!”

“This, was just really, really very good!

Really impressive food, no mistakes, just an absolutely first class experience. Yes, I’ll be back, yes it really was THAT good and it was competitively priced.

Staff were polite, attentive and timely.”

C-J Watson

Join our Team at
The Rose & Crown
We’re Hiring part-time kitchen staff

The Rose & Crown, a charming pub/restaurant located in Ashdon, near Saffron Walden, is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our kitchen team

Job Position: Part-Time Kitchen Staff
Availability: Evenings and Weekends (Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun)
Experience: Preferred but not essential

At The Rose & Crown, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional dining experiences with a menu that showcases the best of local produce.

As a member of our kitchen staff, you will have the opportunity to contribute to our culinary creations, working alongside a talented and passionate team.

Join Our Team at The Rose & Crown


Assisting with food preparation and cooking
Maintaining cleanliness and hygiene standards in the kitchen
Supporting the kitchen team during busy service periods
The rate of pay will depend on your experience, ensuring that your skills are recognised and valued.

What we’re looking for:

A love for food and a keen interest in cooking and cuisine
Previous kitchen experience is preferred but not essential
Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
Strong teamwork and communication skills
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends

Join our team and be part of a welcoming and vibrant pub/restaurant, where your passion for food and dedication to customer satisfaction will shine through.

If you’re ready to embark on an exciting culinary journey, please send your C.V. and a brief introduction to or call us on 01799 584 414. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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