White Lightnin' Live Again @ The One Crown

Aug 17, 2019 – Aug 17, 2019

A firm favourite of ours and the crowds, White Lightnin' join us for the third time to bring classic Rockabilly and Rock n Roll to the our pub.

Our weekly pub quiz, every Tuesday from 8 pm.
2 pound entry or pay 5 pound and get a pint of One Crown Pale Ale or a dish from our menu

Our new kitchen menu is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 2pm till 9pm.
With a wide selection on offer, there's something for everyone.

Heath & Lizzy Hardingham @ The One Crown

Aug 10, 2019 – Aug 10, 2019

Free live music in Watford's oldest pub.

Heath are a local duo with a vast range of songs in their repertoire. They have performed across the local area and are working on some new material as well.

Lizzy Hardingham plays a vibrant mix of traditional, original and contemporary music. Her delic...

Read More

Codename Colin/All Aboard Gloria @ The One Crown

Aug 3, 2019 – Aug 3, 2019

Two great bands to bring some music to your ears for a Saturday evening.

Codename Colin are a six piece Ska Punk band from Hertfordshire. Originally formed by frontman Charlie Gabriel in 2012 and reformed in 2016 with a new solid line up.

Their debut album, Escape from Everything is out now and...

Read More

Friday Lates ft. Troi Parker-roth

Jul 26, 2019 – Jul 26, 2019

Join us for a night celebrating the local scene.
Performers all get a chance to be a feature act, through voting amongst the other performers at the event. They also get some free chips and a drink.
The audience get to hear some talented performers in the comfort of Watford's oldest pub.

Sugar Rush, Adults And Lakes live

Jul 19, 2019 – Jul 19, 2019

A night of live music in Watford! Three bands that are magical, rad and guaranteed to rock (glock) your socks off!

Sugar Rush and Adults are embarking on a UK tour which will be kicking off in Watford! YES!!

For this show Lakes will be joining them as they gear up for the launch of their debut...

Read More

The One Crown Pub Quiz
Calling all brain boxes, this one quiz has a reputation for being among the hardest pub quiz in Watford.
Bring you a-team and a-game from 8pm.
2 pound p/p
Top three teams get a prize.


a month ago
Great place for a quiet relaxing drink with a wonderful lady friend for my birthday.
- Lee M
a month ago
Very friendly, welcoming atmosphere, live music in the back garden
- Fadia R
3 months ago
Lovely outside area. We went for the (quite difficult) quiz 😊
- Beryl G

Watford’s Oldest Pub

The One Crown Pub is housed in a beautiful Grade II listed timber framed building. It was largely constructed in the 1500s, with further developments being made in the 17th and 19th centuries. Original features such as the ceiling beams remain intact and integral to the buildings structure and character.

The pub, originally an inn which could provide accommodation for two guests, was established in order to cater for the local and passing coach trade. The earliest legal record of the pub dates back to the 1750s, when the landlord at the time, Jeremiah Friend, obtained the pubs first full licence. Over the years the pub has changed hands on number of occasions, and has been owned by significant figures in Watford’s history including renowned brewer Edmund Fearnley Whittingstall. 

The local pub is a British instituation and it is very sad and far too common to see them closing all over Britain’s high streets. The One Crown team is therefore committed to ensuring that this gloriously historic pub not only survives, but that it can be the best it can possibly be. We aim to create a setting and atmosphere, and to provide excellent levels of service so that the people of Watford have a traditional public house on their high street that they can be proud.

The pub has recently had a full renovation, the aim of which has been to bring out the best of the original and older features of the pub (such as re-exposing the centuries old fire places and brickwork walls) whilst also ensuring it is fit for purpose in the 21st century.

We provide an excellent range of beverages to quench your thirst, such as craft beers, rotating real ales, premium lagers, a fine selection of wine, cocktails and spirits. Check our specials boards for drink offers.

We have also reintroduced food to the One Crown and have a fantastic new menu incorporating both traditional pub grub as well as more modern dishes. We also have a new dining area and will be offering hearty roast dinners on a Sunday, with our Yorkshire Puddings cooked by an actual Yorkshireman!

At the One Crown we are lovers of live music and will be hosting regular gig nights both inside the pub and in the newly refurbished garden where weather permits. We are aiming to showcase the best of Watford’s up and coming talent.

So come on down to what we believe is the best pub, on the best high street of the best town in Great Britain as we move into the future with Audentior.

E Mail: hello@theonecrown.co.uk

Contact Us


Call now
  • 01923 388650


Get directions
156 High Street
WD17 2EN
United Kingdom

Business Hours

Mon:12:00 – 11:00 PM
Tue:12:00 – 11:00 PM
Wed:12:00 – 11:00 PM
Thu:12:00 – 11:00 PM
Fri:12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Sat:12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Sun:12:00 – 10:30 PM
Contact Us
Message sent. We'll get back to you soon.