In the early part of the 19th century there were two public houses in Upton Village, one was located on what is now Ford Road, opposite Rake Lane where Heseltines and Upton Travel are now. This was probably called the Horse and Groom and the victualler was William Mullineaux in the 1830s.
The second public house was located on Rake Lane, opposite the fish and chip shop, where the entrance to the Eagle and Crown's function room is now. The victualler was William Langley in the 1830s.
The present Eagle and Crown is built, in about 1840, on the site of the old pub and a house which was on the corner of Ford Road and Rake Lane. The first victualler of the Eagle and Crown was William Langley, who remained there until his death in the late 1850s. (The 1861 census shows his wife, Maria, as the victualler).