About us 

The crown and anchor situated in the picturesque village of Ham, Wiltshire near to the market towns of Marlborough, Hungerford and Newbury is a traditional village pub with rooms – a place to eat, drink and sleep.

Recently refurbished by two local families, the bar has been beautifully restored with oak panelling, flagstone flooring, and antiques sourced from local dealers. Whether eating in the bar, restaurant, private dining room or outside terrace we offer excellent seasonal food, extensive selection of local beers and wines.  For those staying we have 5 Double Ensuite rooms and 3 Bedroom stable individually decorated with antique desks, stylish lighting and pictures, with hypnos beds and linen, picked for maximum comfort.

The team at the Crown & Anchor look forward to welcoming you!

Our history

For almost two hundred years, visitors have enjoyed the hospitality of the Crown & Anchor. A traditional English village hostelry with atmosphere and style set in the heart of picturesque Ham, formed from two cottages and still surrounded by buildings dating back to the Tudor period.

Originally it was a place for drinking and gambling for farm workers from the farms that still surround Ham – Crown & Anchor is a simple dice game played for gambling purposes and popular in the 18th and 19th Centuries. The other hostelries in Ham were more genteel.


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