The Three Crutches known locally as ‘The Three (Crootches)’ is a revered pub that holds a key part of history to Higham village. Named after a folk-lore legend, The Three Crutches, was appointed this title upon a 13th Century murder where the pub now stands.

Rumoured that a Templar Knight named Sir Richard Braybrooke was murdered by an arrow through the heart, after visiting the local Lord Cobham. His murderer was never caught and a three-sided monument in memory of the Knight was erected and on each side was a cross. The site was henceforth known as ‘The Three Crosses’ later developing into ‘The Three Crutches’ throughout the following centuries.


Far from the ghoulish tales The Three Crutches originates from, the modern interiors and cosy snugs by the open fires, truly make this pub home from home. From grabbing drinks at the bar to dining in our restaurant you’ll feel at home and catered for any time of the day.


No matter what the season, immerse yourself in a relaxing oasis in any one of our alfresco dining areas.

Our courtyard, lit with festoon lighting and decorated with planters bursting with wild greenery, is the perfect sun trap to share bar snacks with friends. Or grab a craft ale on our front patio and watch the village day pass by.

With plenty of tranquil spots to unwind and create memories, we will provide the perfect tipple no matter the season.

Dogs Welcome

Relax into your surroundings and take in our welcoming atmosphere after a long dog walk. Whether you’re soaking up the sun in our garden or snuggled by the open fire inside you can do it with man’s best friend by your side.