The Rose & Crown is a quintessential English country pub built in the 17th Century with historic features inside and a superb beer garden.
Located in the village of Wick, which was home to Black Beauty author Anna Sewell, is The Rose & Crown. This 17th century building was once home to an ambitious local man, John Gully, who went from being a bare-knuckle prize fighter to a successful racehorse owner and then, finally, a popular politician. A well-preserved and sensitively refurbished pub with many original features, the low-slung wooden beams and open fires add to its cosy ambience.
There’s an extensive menu with delicious dishes available every day, including an ever-changing specials board. Every Sunday The Rose & Crown also serves up a superb Sunday lunch, complete with a huge Yorkshire pudding, roasts potatoes and gravy. At the bar, there’s an exceptional selection of cask ales, quality wines and soft drinks.Read more...
A listed 17th century building - now a traditional pub and restaurant - the Rose & Crown was once home to and ambitious local man, John Gully, as his father was the landlord of The Rose & Crown.
Gully was crowned champion in 1807 before retiring from boxing in 1808 and took to horseracing. This proved to be a very successful venture for Gully. He won £85,000 when his horse won the Epsom Derby. During his lifetime he also served as a Member of Parliament for Pontefract and was father to 24 children with two wives. He died in 1863 a very wealthy and popular man.
A nearby attraction, Golden Valley, is a picturesque area with rolling hills and deep valleys, popular with walkers, bird watchers, equestrians and hot air balloonists. The Golden Valley was once an important area for industry as early as 1761 when it is reported there was an iron works and paper mill on the site, powered by incoming water from the River Boyd. Works remained in the area until 1968 when it was demolished and nature took over, creating the beautiful valley there today.
The town of Wick was also the home of Black Beauty author, Anna Sewell, who lived in the nearby Blue Lodge. It’s thought that another nearby area, once called Tracy Park, was her inspiration for Birtwick Park, featured in the Black Beauty Books.
Today you can visit The Rose & Crown for a delicious pub meal from our extensive menu and specials board any day of the week. Come along with friends or family after exploring the breath taking Golden Valley and all the area has to offer. On Sundays, join us for a traditional roast dinner.