Address: 1, Chorley New Road, Horwich
|The Original Crown Inn c.1880|
|1828 Pigot's Directory|
|1834 Pigot's Directory|
|1836 Poll Book for Horwich|
Listed landlord were Mrs Entwistle (1809-12), Thomas Beddows (1825-36), William Beddows (1834-51), Mary Beddows (1851), Mary Scholes (1854-555), James Ratcliffe (1856), Robert Lee (1861-62), John Burgess (1862-66), Thomas Hart (1864), William Holt (1868-70), William Henry Cheetham (1870), John Longworth (1871), John Foster (1871-72), Robert Lee (1876), James Waddington (1876-77), Swithin Dickinson (1877), John Darbyshire (1881-82), Jane Darbyshire (1882), Thomas Greenwood (-1886), Joseph Moore (1886-91), James Briggs (1892-1906), Frank Paterson (1911), Mr Edmund Hayton (1921-24) and Beverley Parker (2011).
|1841 Census William Beddows|
|1848 Slater's Directory|
|1851 Census Mary Beddows - Retired Innkeeper|
Charge Permitting Drunkenness in a Public House —On Thursday, at the County Sessions room, Miss Mary Scholes, of the Crown Inn, Horwich, was summoned on a charge of wilfully and knowingly permitting drunkenness and other disorderly conduct on her premises.
1854 Mannex Directory
|1855 Slater's Directory|
|1861 Census Robert Lee - Butcher and Innkeeper|
29 March 1862 - Bolton Chronicle
On Monday, the Bench provisionally transferred the following licences until the annual licensing day, namely — The Crown, Horwich, from Robert Lee (now a beerseller, living opposite) to John Burgess, blacksmith of Sharples...
It is clear from the above press extract that Robert Lee only stayed a short while at the Crown and then moved across the road to the Toll Bar Inn where his family remained until 1890.
17 March 1866 - Wigan Observer and District Advertiser
BLACKROD AND HORWICH MAGISTRATES
Assaulting a Married Woman — At the county sessions room, Little Bolton, on Monday, Mr. John Burgess, owner of the Crown Inn, Horwich, was summoned for having assaulted Lucy Pass, wife of James Pass, mechanic, also residing at Horwich.
The above court appearance may have spelled the end of John Burgess's reign at the Crown as shorty afterwards William Holt was behind the bar...
16 August 1869 - Bolton Evening News
The Ridgmont Lodge the Independent Order of Oddfellows was celebrated on Saturday afternoon, at Mr. W. Holt's, the Crown Inn, Horwich ; when 220 persons, including the members, their wives, and friends, sat down to a most excellent and well-served dinner.
|1869 Slater's Directory|
The county magistrates at Bolton sat on Monday—that being the regular transfer day—for the transfer of the licence of the Crown Inn. Horwich, from William Holt to William Henry Cheetham. Mr. Dawson said the licence had been previously temporarily transferred...
|1871 Census John Longworth - Licensed Victualler|
19 August 1876 - Wigan Observer and District Advertiser
..their needs, the ploughmen, to the number of 5O, sat down to a good old English fare at the house of Mr. Robert Lee, Crown Inn, Horwich. After the cloth had been removed Mr. John Dickinson, of Anderton Hall, occupied the chair...
|1877 Post Office Directory|
|1881 Census John Darbyshire|
05 May 1886 - Wigan Observer and District Advertiser
The license for the Crown Hotel, Horwich transferred from Thomas Greenwood to James Moore...
|1891 Census Joseph Moore|
|1895 Slater's Directory|
|1901 Census James Briggs|
19 May 1904 - Bolton Evening News
Alleged Gaming at the Crown, Horwich. Permitting gaming on licensed premises was the charge preferred against James Briggs, landlord of the Crown Hotel. Horwich, at the County Sessions, this morning, before Messrs. A. Topp.
CAUTIONED AND DISMISSED.
|1905 Kelly's Directory|
|1911 Census Frank Paterson|
|1924 Kelly's Directory|
13th March 2017 Bolton NewsCivic plaque awarded to 200-year-old Horwich pub The Crown Hotel by Alex McIntyre
A Plaque will be unveiled at a pub that has been going for more than 200 years.
The Crown Hotel in Chorley New Road, Horwich, will be presented with a Civic Plaque tomorrow. The town mayor and mayoress will unveil the award that has been awarded to mark the pub’s 231-year tenure in the town.
Cllr Jim Bullock, Horwich Town Mayor, said: “It’s one of a series of plaques which are being put up around the town.It basically records various historic buildings and The Crown has been selected because it has been here for a very long time.It has been here for many, many years. It has been redesigned since then but it is part of the history of Horwich.”
The pub is the latest addition to the existing 15 buildings that have been acknowledged with the civic award. The green display bears the town council’s coat of arms.
The original Crown Hotel was created in 1786 and it is believed to have been a staging post on Turnpike Road. It was rebuilt in 1886 with the arrival of the Railway Works and it has been featured in the Good Beer Guide for 16 years consecutively.