Our History

The beginning of the Carew Arms

Originally known as The Three Lions, the pub owes its name and signboard to the Carew family who became lords of the manor in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The first Carew to become lord of the manor was Thomas. His great uncle, Vice Admiral George Carew, was captaining the Mary Rose when she sank in Portsmouth harbour during the reign of Henry VIII. The Inn still retains much of it rural charm.

Today, our summers are often spent with Jamie and Julie cooking up a storm as usual with fresh fish and chips on Friday nights, and barbecuing throughout the weekend. In Winter we cosy up, light the log fire in our front bar and enjoy comforting, home-made food and a glass of mulled cider in our tranquil, rural village.

Journey through the last 500 years of our beautiful building…

 

854 – Let’s journey back

30th August 0854

Village History The first written mention of Crowcombe was in 854, in a document of King Ethelwulf who was father of Alfred the Great, where…

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The Carew Arms Was Founded

28th August 1700

The Carew Arms Was Founded

Originally known as The Three Lions, the pub owes its name and signboard to the Carew family who became lords of the manor in the…

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The pub changed hands

31st August 1800

The Inn was for a number of years run by the Lock Family; Mrs Lock ran the pub with her son Cyril, Cyril was a…

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The middle

28th August 2018

The middle

The present population of Crowcombe is about 500 and the parish covers the hamlets of Crowcombe Heathfield, Flaxpool, Halsway, Lawford and Triscombe. It has one…

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Today…

31st August 2019

Today…

Today, our beloved Carew Arms is owned by Iain Kirkpatrick, with Jamie as our Head Chef and General Manager. Jamie has a fantastic reputation and…

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