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Address: Newbury Road, Kingsclere RG20 5QU, England
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+44 1635 299500
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Crown is nestled at the bottom of Watership Down in the lovely village...

The Crown is nestled at the bottom of Watership Down in the lovely village of Kingsclere.

We offer a wide range of real ales and unusual larger's as well as an extensive wine list.

Our Dining Room serves traditional English pub food as well as some exciting specials.

Thursday Night is Steak Night and on Friday we have our famous fish night.

Sundays are a favourite with our traditional Sunday roast and all the trimmings.

September sees the launch of our dinner cabaret nights with a three course dinner and show from £24.95. Great food and entertainment from our resident vocalists.

Our Barn and Parlour suites are available for private hire from £50.

We look forward to seeing you

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One of the best bar lunches

Went to the Crown for a bar lunch today with my husband. The food was really really first class. Piping hot and plentiful. Will definitely be visiting again and again. Friendly... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
Sally S
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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom

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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

Went to the Crown for a bar lunch today with my husband. The food was really really first class. Piping hot and plentiful. Will definitely be visiting again and again. Friendly owners and regulars. Glad our table was reserved as it was fully booked and rightly so.

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Parma, Italy
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We headed over to The Crown for a quick business lunch and we were very please by it's traditional feeling. Awesome beer, good quality of the food, definitely a nice place to stop by.

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Birmingham
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Specials menu was excellent, superbly cooked and great price. Beers and wine good value too. Perfect for a Friday night meal out.

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Kingsclere, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

I have visited this pub several times over the last few months and it has been consistently good. The menu is simple pub grub, but they have specials that change every visit. I am vegetarian and my partner is not and both of us have enjoyed the food. Friendly service and a good selection of wine. They also do special... More 

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Addlestone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Nice and comfy. My daughter and I visited because of the pubs wartime histoy and found everyone to be most welcoming, which included the locals. A great dy out.

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Hampshire
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

The Crown Inn is now being run the way it used to be, by Les and Karen again. It had several managers, mostly unsuited to village public-house-running, before it finally settled back into its comfortable ways. The food is lovely. Home-cooked, and tasty. There is a menu specially for Seniors, which means you can have a two-course lunch for under... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Stopped of on Easter Sunday wet and bedraggled on the off chance of some food. Made so welcome by the staff and we had a lovely unhurried lunch. Food was great and tasty and service just so good and all at good prices. in the heart of the village with car park. great food good beer and lovely staff. What... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Nice pub in the middle of village/town. Sedate atmosphere, homely with a decent garden area at back. Good place to start/end the areas numerous picturesque walks.

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Kingsclere, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 30 October 2015

The Crown is central to the village opposite St Marys church so ideal; for Sunday lunches. None of the pubs in Kingsclere have a garden but you can sit outside in the front or there is a pleasant seating area at the back.It has bar service and fine dining. Not too expensive for local people.

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1 Thank Jane F
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

We were staying in the area and used trip advisor to find this. The food was great very reasonable and the atmosphere was very relaxing. Just what we needed :-)

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