After a wonderful 18 years and 851,380 pies (yes, we counted) we are moving from the Crown and Tuns pub in Deddington.

We have purchased the Marlstone Tavern (previously the Black Boy Inn) just 3 miles down the road in Milton Village, half way between Adderbury and Bloxham, ox154hh (put us in your sat nav).

It’s going to be exactly the same as what we’ve been doing for the past 18 years in Deddington, just bigger and better!

Watch this space for more details, for now, it’s looking like we’ll be ready to open from mid first week of October, I think we’ll just quietly open the door and see what happens!

We are now in a position to start taking lunch time bookings for the 13th October onwards, evenings you just come along…

To book a table for lunch please call

01295 404045

WE CAN OPEN! 17th MAY from 5:30pm

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life, and we’re feeling good….

We’ve got everything crossed that we will be allowed to reopen indoors on 17th May!

We’ll be spending the day cutting and chopping, peeling and slicing and catching Gremlins so service can start at 5:30pm.

We look forward to serving you, we’ve missed you all so much!

Kathy, Anton and Louis

Vicky, Ambur, Molly and Laura



The government has placed us all in another national lockdown until further notice to try and stop the spread of Covid 19, lets hope this one works.

In the meantime, stay safe everyone and we look forward to welcoming you all back when the lockdown is over.



Sadly we are in tier 4 for the unforeseeable future, this means we have to close again.

We would like to thank every last one of our lovely customers for supporting us through the last 17 yrs and hope that they will continue to come and enjoy our pies after this terrible virus has been beaten.

We wish you all a very merry Christmas and pray you and your loved ones are all keeping safe and well.

We look forward to seeing you again in the new year at some point and will endeavour to keep you all informed through our website and our Facebook page as to when we will be allowed open again.



Well…what can I say, here we go again…

We really do hope with all our heart that you are all doing ok, staying safe and well, and surviving mentally as well as physically through these hard hard times. The only comfort we can all take in this is that we’re all going through it together, and you are not alone.

We are in Tier 2

This is possibly the worst tier for hospitality to be in;

  • you can come out to eat but not with friends or family outside of your house hold or support bubble
  • you can have an alcoholic drink only if you have a meal

We have rearranged the pub again and maintained our Covid safety procedures and we have made a nice cosy seating area out in the garden, but with the weather cooling off significantly now and over the next couple of months it’s going to be tough.

Upon arrival you will be asked to complete a track and trace form or scan the NHS QR code and to sanitise your hands, you will then be shown to your table, you can only remove your face covering once you are seated and will have to wear it if you stand up to leave your table at any point. All ordering for food or drink will be from the table and you are asked not to leave your table except for the toilets and not to engage in conversation with other tables.

Young children and babies are welcome until 7:30pm due to licensing restrictions, but they must stay at the table and not be left to wonder around, they must not engage with people on other tables and mustn’t be allowed to touch surfaces and items beyond the table they are at so the staff are able to sanitise properly and thoroughly after they have left.

Due to the distancing restrictions that are within the building we are currently not able to have pushchairs or dogs (except assistance dogs) inside as there isn’t enough room for people to make their way round them leaving enough room between themselves and other diners…

Truly, truly hate having to say all these restrictions to you all as it’s totally against everything we do in hospitality, we love seeing people engaging with others, and families and friends sharing their stories with each other, but if we are to get this virus under control and if we are ever to get back to some sort of normal again then I suppose we all just have to suck it up at the moment and do what we can to stamp it out.

We are open and we are ready to greet you and are doing everything we can to keep you happy and safe, we look forward to seeing you soon


Your safety is important to us

Here at the Crown and Tuns we have your best interest at the core of our hearts ♥ We have put several measures in place to help you enjoy a relaxed and enjoyable day/night out, here are some of the things we are being most praised for…

♥All your cutlery, condiments and a sanitizing hand wipe are sealed in a paper bag ready for you 2 days before they are used.

♥All Door handles and the track and trace area are sanitised just as often as the tables and chairs in between uses, some thing a lot of places forget to do.

♥Our staff are all wearing face masks and have a lanyard on showing a nice smiling picture so you can see who you’re talking to under the mask.

♥We have a one way system in place.

♥All our staff wash their hands CONSTANTLY and sanitise after touching ANYTHING…E45 cream much appreciated.

♥Track and trace pencils are placed in a sealed box after use, so you don’t need to worry about who touched it last.

Your server wears serving gloves when bringing your food out of the kitchen so you can be rest assured that no one has touched your plates with bear hands.

We are constantly training our staff on Covid safety and updating our efforts on a regular basis if we find anything we feel could be beneficial in helping to control the virus whilst not making our customers feel uncomfortable in any way.
We have managed to keep all our wonderful full time staff in employment and, as difficult as it has sometimes been, some of our part timers too and hope to continue to do so.
So please come along knowing you are in safe hands, and if you have any concerns before you come or while you’re here please feel free to talk to us as we are always looking for ways to improve for the benefit of your safety.