Latest News from the Crown Lodge

Our story: from truck-stop cafe to hotel and restaurant

July 22nd 2016

It's 41 years since I embarked on a five-year project to turn what was a typical village service station into a sports and leisure centre offering good food and drink.

Full of youthful vigour, and naivety to match, I arrived in Outwell having undertaken my catering training with Claridges in London - my new home could hardly have been more different.

Craft beers of the world at the Crown Lodge

May 5th 2016

Tired of drinking the same old lagers and bitters?

Well, you don't have to go to the city to sample some of the world's finest craft beers as we have expanded our selection of ales and lagers, each with their own unique flavour.

The Dos and Don'ts of Afternoon Tea Etiquette

April 28th 2016

The modern world may have moved on a little from strict Victorian formality, but in the ritual of afternoon tea us Brits still cling to a little of the pomp and circumstance of old.

Afternoon tea has undergone something of a revival in recent years, spurred on in part by a spike in British pride, "keep calm and carry on" kitsch, and a series of royal weddings, births, and jubilees. And while the country might have changed since afternoon tea's early days in the 1800s, this quintessential British institution has continued on largely undeterred.

New jobs and new rooms as Crown Lodge set to expand

April 7th 2016

These are exciting times for us here at the Crown Lodge Hotel as we look to recruit up to 12 new staff in the coming year as part of our expansion plans.

We've so far completed the refurbishment of four of our 10 existing rooms and the remaining six are underway, with plans well advanced for a further eight new rooms to be built.

Managing director Tim Gibb said the business has come a long way under owner William Moore since its early days as a garage and cafe, with the next stage of evolution promising to build on the successful food operation.