The Rose and Crown



Community Asset
Saving Company Ltd

The Rose and Crown Built c1753

Of course it has changed over the years

A company formed by Chellaston Residents Committed to preventing the closure of The Rose and Crown Public House.

The Community Asset Saving Company Ltd (CASC) is a not for profit company, limited by guarantee, formed by a group of Chellaston Residents concerned that the Rose and Crown public house is under threat of closure.

A more recognisable photo of  

The Rose and Crown as it now is.

Rose and Crown – A Unique Community Public House

It is a community pub, providing food and drink. It is a pub that can be enjoyed by all of the family with its outdoor play area and beer garden and in this respect, it is unique in Chellaston.  Activities include:

 quiz nights

 karaoke,

 summer BBQs,

 bingo,

 access to Sky TV,

 pool table/Darts/Games area

 outside dining area/beer garden

 play area for children

 Pensioner outings etc.

Special pensioner meals are provided at lunchtime.  In the past, it has been the venue for Help for Heroes fundraising events. The pub is an asset of community value both in terms of its historical interest and the provision of functions, social events and other community activities for a population that is due to expand significantly over the next few years.

Asset of Community Value

Both CAMRA and the Derby Civic Society supported CASC’s nomination for the Rose and Crown to be classified as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) and this was granted by Derby City Council in July 2015.  Subsequently, Marston’s, the pub owners, have formally notified the Council of their desire to sell the pub.  The Interim Moratorium Period ended on 20th October 2015, during which time, interested parties were able to advise the Council of their intention to bid.  The Community Asset Saving Company is one such group that has indicated its intention to bid and we have until early March 2016 in which to raise the necessary funds to support a bid.  However, the owner is under no obligation to accept any community offer.

The view seen by many after a social night out.

We need to keep this asset.


The Rose & Crown was in existence by 1753, and was probably the original main village public house and a one-time local coaching inn.  It is largely 18th century vernacular architecture, two storeys, of brick and apparently incorporating a smaller dwelling to the east to make three bays, with a much smaller extension to the south, all last thatched in 1930, but since the 1950s, tiled. The present public bar was taken down and rebuilt in 1956. Post war rebuilding has unfortunately obfuscated much of the original fabric, but it still retains much of its charm and remains a well frequented and valued local.

Preserving our history

In preserving part of our local heritage, we are protecting our future. Once gone, it can never be reclaimed. With your help, we can preserve our history for the future whilst maintaining a thriving local community.