The Crown Inn Hotel is a two story building located in the heart of Kingston SE.

“The Crown” as it is known by the locals, has always been a fantastic spot for a drink, a good value meal and budget accommodation. Music and live bands feature regularly.

Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner with a wide selection of icy cold beer on tap and a vast variety of local and interstate wines to select from.

A fantastic alfresco dining area is situated at the rear of the hotel which can be used to dine or relax with a drink.

Plenty of off-street parking is available with ample room for trailers and caravans. Motorbikes can be locked in our large shed overnight if required. Our courtesy cruiser seats 12 passengers and can pick you up and take you home within town limits. Book by phoning 08 8767 2005.

Free WiFi is available for hotel patrons. Happy hours are on Wednesday and Friday nights from 5pm. Meat trays drawn Friday nights. We also have 15 gaming machines plus lotteries and the TAB. Gamble responsibly.


Built in 1862, the Crown Inn was formerly known as the Ship Inn. Burrows & Gladstone began running the mail in April 1862 and they used the newly opening Ship Inn. Mr Crews (contractor from 1877-1880) advertised that the Ship Inn was his booking office and depot. In 1878 while Mr JT Winterbottom was licensee, the building was renovated and the hotel was renamed the Crown Hotel (since changed to Crown Inn). When Mr Gall began running the coaches to and from Meningie he changed the booking office to the Royal Mail Hotel (opened 1867). It is uncertain whether the Ship Inn was continuously the booking agent from 1862-1877.

Click here to download past licencees of the Crown Inn.

The Hotel is currently owned by the Gardner and Warren families who have had the freehold and lease since February 2008.