Marston Montgomery is a quiet village of great age, situated close to the river Dove near the county border with Staffordshire. There is a village hall, pub, church, school and post office, all of which help to give it a feeling of community spirit.
It takes its name from the montgomery family to distinquish it from Marston on Dove, which is closeby. The Montgomery family owned land in Marston and nearby Cubley at the time of the Domesday Book. It enjoys fine views to the west, towards Weaver Hills in Staffordshire.
In the centre of the village is a notable fine timbered old hall. Many of the surrounding dairy farms have 17th and 18th century farm houses and some of the old businesses, like the creamery and the smithy are now private houses.
There once were 4 public houses in the locality but now there is only one, the Crown Inn, which has been enlarged. The village school was built in 1872 and takes in pupils from Cubley.
The Parish Church of St Giles, dates back to Norman times but was heavily restored in the 19th century. It still contains a 14th century doorway with tympanum, chancel arch and font. It has a low sloping roof with a pyramidal bell-cote. The churchyard contains a number of ancient yews.
In 1987 well dressing was revived after a lapse of 49 years. This was done to celebrate the 50th anniverary of the erection of the village hall, called coronation hall, as it was put up in King George vi`s coronation year.
The Crown Inn , pub , hotel and restaurant is situated in the quaint village of Marston Montgomery near Ashbourne.
Rightfully proud of its accommodation, the inn boasts seven individual en-suite bedrooms, inside all rooms are decorated in an unpretentious contemporary style and fitted with all mod-cons such as flat-screen TVs.
The Crown’s talented head chef prepares all dishes using the finest fresh, local produce and the menus change with the seasons to reflect the best of what the region has to offer, the menu consists of traditional British country pub food, served to a high standard.
More information at The Crown Inn