The Isley Lovers + Friends

Dec 14, 2019 – Dec 14, 2019

Something a little different.
The Isley Lovers will be bringing their decks to spin some vinyl for you to enjoy. They'll be bringing the best in soul, funk and jazz with some rare records too.

Christmas with Greetings from Watford

07-Dec-2019 – 07-Dec-2019

Greetings from Watford are a local collective of musicians.
On Saturday the 7th they'll be putting on a little festive set for you all to enjoy.
Free entry

Waco & Dangers of Love @ The One Crown

Nov 30, 2019 – Dec 30, 2019

The absolute best night is on its way to Watford! If there are two things we love at The LP Cafe is Waco and Dangers of Love and to have them on the same bill at a free show..it’s almost too much!

This is going to be an excellent time..The One Crown on Watford high street has an outside all wea...

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We're taking Christmas bookings!
We have a buffet menu or a regular menu to choose from.
If you'd like to make an inquiry please call us on 01923 388650 or stop in and talk to one of our friendly staff.

SheBeat and Quinn Lam live at The One Crown

Nov 23, 2019 – Nov 23, 2019

Free live music in Watford's oldest pub.

SheBeat is a UK singer songwriter originally from Liverpool. Hum-a-long acoustic indie pop as heard on BBC Introducing and at Sofar Sounds. 60s influences mix with 90s indie favs PJ Harvey and Norah Jones. Happy onstage in intimate venues or festival stag...

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Out of the Blues @ The One Crown

Nov 9, 2019 – Nov 9, 2019

Get ready for a fantastic evening, fueled by young talented musicians full of energy playing tunes from a variety of time periods. This will be a good one. FREE entry

Delicious new Fish Finger Sandwhiches on the menu!
All our sandwhiches are served with a side salad and chips.
Perfect and filling for those looking for a good lunch or in a rush.
Kitchen open from 2pm - 9pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Think you're spooky or know about all things spooky?
Why not join us on Tuesday 29th to test your frightening knowledge and have a go at winning the top prize.
£2 p/p
Top three teams win prizes


a week ago
We were made very welcome by all the Staff ,whom were very polite ,friendly and most of all ,made us feel at home. Reasonable prices as well. I strongly advise visiting this pub. We have no hesitation in recommending it .
- Monika M
3 weeks ago
Oldest pub in Watford lovely cosy atmosphere
- Sheila H
3 months ago
Nice place to chill and get your drink on :)
- Danny R

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

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WD17 2EN
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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
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