Sunday to Thursday 12pm – 11pm
Friday & Saturday 12pm – 12am
Monday – 12pm to 2.30pm
Tuesday to Saturday – 12pm to 2.30pm and 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Sunday – 12pm to 5pm
Landline: 020 8950 2851
Address: 1 High Road, Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, WD23 1EA
HOW TO FIND US
The Three Crowns is located adjacent the A411 on the Bushey High Road opposite St Peters Church at the junction of the A411 & A4140 some 3 miles from Watford town centre.
FROM WATFORD TOWN CENTRE
Follow the signs for Bushey A411 which will take you under Bushey Arches (The mainline railway bridge) , follow the A411 through Bushey village passing Bushey Golf & Country Club on your RHS, after another mile the road forks with the A411 filtering left and the start of the A4140 ahead of you at a set of traffic lights. The Three Crowns is on your RHS opposite St Peters Church.
FROM EDGEWARE AND STANMORE
Take the A4140 through the parade of shops in Bushey Heath, after passing a large Honda dealership on your RHS you will come to a set of traffic lights at the junction of the A4140 and A411. Turn left into The Three Crowns.
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The Three Crowns is the oldest inn of Bushey in continuous service as a public house since 1749. The Three Crowns stand for the former kings of Cologne. The sign was set up over the door of a merchant`s house to indicate the type of goods being traded.
The Royal Mail was introduced in Charles I reign and The Three Crowns was a posting inn, receiving and sending on the mail and verbal messages for those who could not write. The old stables of The Three Crowns are still in existence, separating the garden from the car park.
Vast amounts of country produce was carried south to London across Bushey Heath with The Three Crowns the last inn on the road. As goods were traded for gold there was a lucrative living to be made in highway robbery and the inn was used by the highwaymen of the day.
The Three Crowns had a series of family owners and eventually passed to the great brewing family of Clutterbuck, once owners of Bushey House, still standing in the High Street. The Clutterbuck Family finally sold their brewing interests to Cannon of Clerkenwell in 1923, today The Three Crowns is a Free House.