The original hamstone part of the Inn is estimated to be around 300 years old and was originally the school house. There have been two fires when it was rebuilt and extended from the original stone building.
In December 2021, the business was closed down by the former owners (2007-20220, with sale agreed to become a 10-bedroom boutique hotel to an overseas investor.
By January 2022, with the failure of the sale to become a 10 bedroom boutique hotel, the business, close to permanent closure as a pub and restaurant, was sold to the current new owner looking to purchase the building for another expanding business.
The inn had no trade or stock, but the owner has continued to operate it alongside the other business, as a country inn with a pub on a part-time basis, rather than lose a historic traditional inn.
The inn is steadily being refurbished and has comfortable rooms and high-quality service. The inn has a long and interesting history, and it is set to be a popular spot among travellers and guests for years to come.
Most of the buildings are of honey-coloured Ham stone. These include several 16th-, 17th- and 18th-century dwellings such as the 17th-century Tintinhull House at Tintinhull Garden which is now National Trust property, and Tintinhull Court.
The inn sits in spacious and well tended grounds, although the history has been varied with a variety of uses including the rearing of animals for slaughter for supply to the restaurant.
The Crown & Victoria Inn reopened under new ownership in April 2022.. The new purchaser, Surinder Hothi-Bellamy, is one half of multi-award-winning Indian meal kits, cookery school and events business Pure Punjabi, which she owns with her business partner and daughter Safia Hothi-Bellamy. The Crown & Victoria Inn, which retained its traditional name, operates as a high-quality country inn and still remaining a British restaurant and bar with four double en-suite letting rooms. The premises are currently undergoing the first stages of refurbishment. Pure Punjabi, which is named a top 8 U.K. Indian cookery course by Olive Magazine, operates independently from within the beautiful country inn, as the mother-daughter duo have permanently relocated to Tintinhull.
The Crown & Victoria Inn is popular with travellers on the A303 and undergoes continuing refurbishment
The inn has been a popular and convenient stop-off for travellers passing through via the A303 and for visitors to the neighbouring Tintinhull Gardens. It is now in the planning to undergo several renovations and expansions over the coming years to make it a viable business. Guests can enjoy a range of amenities, from comfortable rooms to on-site dining.