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The Plume Of Feathers

The Borough Church St, Crondall GU10 5NT England
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Situated in the heart of the historic village of Crondall, the Plume of Feathers is a 16th century Pub serving excellent food using locally sourced ingredients. The Plume was taken over by new owners March 2023, and plans to renovate the pub are due this year with lots of exciting events planned. Live Music is held on the last Friday of every month & the Plume holds a very popular Quiz Night every second Tuesday. Please check out the 'Pub' trip advisor page for more recent reviews.. The accommodation is in a converted stable block, the rooms were renovated under the new owners and yes they're still small but now bright & cosy with everything supplied for a short stay. Adjacent to the rear courtyard giving guests complete and private access 24hrs a day. Food is served Tuesday to Saturday from 12-9pm, 12-5pm on Sunday. Breakfast is available for guests - please book on check-in to avoid disappointment. Free Wi-Fi in the bar and rooms.
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Natalie wrote a review Mar 2024
Cranbrook, United Kingdom12 contributions3 helpful votes
I’ve just returned from the most lovely stay at The Plume of Feathers. I stayed in Crondall for work and decided to bring along my travel buddy who happens to be my grandad! Wednesday is steak night, we picked the sirloin which was cooked to perfection. It was great value for money as it included a pint or glass of wine for £22! My grandad booked a twin room and I had a double. The rooms were lovely and clean, we both slept very well. Neither of us wanted a full English for breakfast but the lovely landlady Emma, spoke with us the night before and accommodated exactly what we asked for. She made time to sit and listen to my grandad who rambled on a fair bit about ‘the olden days’! I really appreciated this. It made us feel incredibly welcome in a small local pub. We would love to return. I wish the landlord and lady every success with their business and would like to thank them for their hospitality.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Response from Emma Lewis, Owner at The Plume Of Feathers
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Natalie, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. Was an absolute pleasure to meet you & Roy, I thoroughly enjoyed hearing his anecdotes. Sincerely hope to see you both again. All the best Emma & Gaz
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EveRF wrote a review Mar 2024
Darwin16 contributions10 helpful votes
This pub was recommended to me some years ago. We met family there today - we were early, 12 noon, and the place was deserted apart from us. It looked clean and welcoming, so I expected it to get busier soon - Saturday lunchtime, in a lovely village. Lunch! A limited but interesting sounding menu. The children had burgers, the adults decided on a mixture of the Bar snacks on offer. I asked about the confit of chicken and ham hock terrine - was it home made - yes, I was told. The food arrived! Bar Snacks - Plume Dirty Fries went down well, the Haloumi bites were fried to dryness and inedible, the scotch egg was similarly cooked, the rest were mass produced and boring. The terrine was OK but served with the thinnest and saltiest of croutes. Need I say more - Oh, yes, please!! The icing on the cake - the wine we chose from the Wine List, a Petit Chablis, was charged at £10 more than the advertised price! It transpired that the prices of wine had been reviewed, reflected by the price charge on the till - no body had bothered to up date the wine list!! As we were leaving, a few people arrived for a drink!! This pub doesn't have long to survive unless the kitchen changes dramatically. I chatted with a bar person who told me that the long standing publican of 20 years was replaced a year ago!!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Emma Lewis, Owner at The Plume Of Feathers
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Eve, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, all feedback is appreciated. Im sorry your visit didnt reflect the usual experience our guests receive. I can assure you that everything on our menus with exception of the fries & chips is home made on site by our fantastic Chef & all with locally sourced produce, I regret no issues about the food were raised during your visit, for which we could have addressed then. It is very unfortunate & frankly embarrassing that you seemed the be given the only board with an old wine menu still - All of the wine menus inc behind the bar & all others have been changed, embarrassingly one got missed. However you were charged the old price as you had seen advertised, I'm sure given your concern for our business, you'll understand & appreciate we had to regrettably increase the prices in the new year after 6mths of absorbing the 15% increase in the autumn budget. Opening time is always a bit quiet at the Plume, I do hope you'll give our lovely pub another try..... Sincerely sorry your experience wasnt what we aspire for all our guests. All the best Emma & Gaz
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Simon H wrote a review Jan 2024
United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
I was lucky to be invited to the pub quiz and had a fantastic evening. Catching up with friends I haven't seen in nearly 15 years in this setting was superb. Food and beer did not disappoint and the owner (including all the staff) gave a friendly and well organised atmosphere. Really looking forward to my next visit!!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 26 Jan 2024
Hi Simon, How great to hear what a good night you had with your friends - the atmosphere is great particularly on Quiz night! So glad you enjoyed it & cant wait to welcome you back!! All the best Emma & Gaz
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Melanie C wrote a review Jul 2023
Dartford, United Kingdom174 contributions45 helpful votes
Accommodation bedroom is quite small with a double bed with access on one side. Linen and towels provided were clean and good quality however the bathroom needs a little attention as does the bedroom which has a musty smell and a sky light ( which was on open) that has no blinds so room light very early. Lots of cobwebs high up Our biggest issue ( which spoilt our stay) we’re the selfish couple who decided to have a 4am party for two ! They played loud music over and over same song with their bed activities also unpleasant when you are kept awake The cork popping at 5 am what the icing on the cake for us Such a shame when the pub and food was so wonderful the night before and the owners are so lovely
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring some ear plugs! Just incase you have to listen to what we had to!
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Response from Emma Lewis, Owner at The Plume Of Feathers
Responded 23 Nov 2023
Hi Melanie, Apologies for the delay in responding - technical difficulties getting on here. It was so lovely to meet & host you both, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us except for your neighbours - I have since added two sets of ear-plugs for guests since your stay, too late for you I know but hopefully future guests will benefit. Thank you again for your lovely review & taking the time to write it. All the best, Emma & Gaz
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Tracey R wrote a review Feb 2023
Ashford, United Kingdom6 contributions
Great room, lovely and warm in a beautiful village location. Room had everything we needed, comfortable bed, tea and coffee making facilities. Bathroom was ok, warm shower with toiletries provided, a tad dated, but it worked and was warm, so no complaints.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We arrived about 21:10 just as the bar was closing up, the lovely lady stayed open to enable us...
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Ajb1207 wrote a review Dec 2022
Champsac, France932 contributions342 helpful votes
Stayed for less than one night. Room was tiny, and freezing. Heating wasn’t working correctly and a bucket was placed for any water dripping from a sky light. Avoid at all costs, you would be warmer and more comfortable sleeping in your car.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Lisa P wrote a review Aug 2022
Market Rasen, United Kingdom85 contributions81 helpful votes
On arrival the pub we learned was not serving food which was a shame as guests staying there and we only wanted a sandwich. Disappointingly we went down the road to the Hampshire Arms where the friendly staff there provided us with a lovely sandwich and pint of cider. The room was in a stable barn conversion and is not recommended for disabled people. There are steps inside to the level where the bed is positioned. The bathroom is small but has everything you need except the horrendous Triton electric shower (I hate these, why do they put these in rooms, you can get a better cat lick). There's also a secret door to the carpark in the bathroom which is for children, although adults can squeeze under too and is a quicker way to the car park. Very odd. The bathroom looks like it has seen better days and could do with some DIY. I was thinking of taking photos but couldn't be bothered. You know the normal thing, black mould in the tiling grout, and that dreadful plastic stuff that bends and you put around the shower tray to stop leaking but it looked awful. There's a skylight above the bed that is tiny but it lets a surprising amount of light into the room but that's it as far as windows are concerned. There were cobwebs over the window opening. The bed was not that comfortable, a cheap mattress that moves like a waterbed. Here again we booked with Booking.com and I think it's a disaster using them these days as you nearly always get the smallest room going and this was the case this time. The owner is supposed to be Neil Morrisey. Neil, you need to do some maintenance and look after your guests who are staying in the guest rooms because, really, you couldn't put yourself out to make us a sandwich after a very long drive. No bottled water in the room. No biscuits.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Mel S wrote a review Jun 2022
Stamford, United Kingdom15 contributions12 helpful votes
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This has to be the worst accommodation that I have ever stayed in. Booked through Booking.com which does not describe the rooms in any detail or I certainly wouldn’t have booked. Payment was required up front and if I hadn’t paid would have walked away. I chose this place due to poor reviews of chain establishments in the area, ( at least you know what you’re getting) and availability ( and now I know why) We had been staying in an air B and B for a family wedding but needed to move nearer to Fleet for one night for my grandsons first birthday. This was so disappointing.The room is in a converted stable block but it looked like a garage from outside, sandwiched between the car park and beer garden/smoking area. From the photos, I thought I would be in the main building. The room was very very small, with a double bed up against the wall and headboard meaning one occupant had to vacate the bed from the bottom. The bed was quite firm. The room was clean but had many cobwebs in the vaulted ceiling to look at. There was one tiny skylight ( it had a blind) but this required standing on the headboard to reach it. It was the hottest day of the year unfortunately, and noise could be heard from the yard and singing ( I think football was on) Noise from? the cellar fan was on all night. We did not feel welcome, responses rather smug and sarcastic. There was no fan available ( there must have been other hot days/ nights over the years) and the person seemed to think this was amusing and smirked as he cheerfully told me they did not have one and walked away. No empathy here. I’m not keen on enclosed spaces and the room was stifling even with the velux open. It was not possible to have the door open due to customers outside. As a result no sleep and exhausted in the morning. I’m sure that purchasing some cheap fans would be a nice offering and maybe result in a more bearable experience. We ate our evening meal again very disappointed. Nothing wrong with food quality but it was extremely bland. I see from responses to other reviews that the landlord has a take or leave it attitude. It’s obviously a pub for the locals and if you’re not one of those you’re not welcome.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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david p wrote a review Dec 2021
Guildford, United Kingdom28 contributions10 helpful votes
I used to live in the area and visited the pub from time to time and found it fine. So I thought I'd stay here when I had some local business. The rooms are in a converted stable block. They are very very small. The bed is hard and the ventilation a small skylight. This would have been tolerable but the entrance carpet was grubby, the shower mouldy, rot in the floor around it, and the hot water in the basin barely lukewarm. Noise from the beer garden is a potential problem too. Fortunately it was a cold evening I stayed. I wish I'd read the landlord's sarcastic response to other reviews before booking, suggesting they should have gone to a pricey hotel. For the information of other potential visitors, local budget hotels offer superior accommodation at half the price, and for an extra £20 you can stay are an upmarket hotel not far away. Unless the Plume have made big changes since I stayed, I'd advise those options.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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bbtears wrote a review May 2021
London, United Kingdom61 contributions75 helpful votes
Superb 16th century pub with a great spacious garden that has heaters for cold rainy days. Wonderful food choices and great beer on tap. Super friendly staff and accommodating especially during covid times.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Which popular attractions are close to The Plume Of Feathers?
Nearby attractions include Chimera VR (3.6 miles), Fleet Pond (4.4 miles), and Alice Holt Forest (4.6 miles).
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
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Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
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Conveniently located restaurants include Gurkha Square, Yiayias At The Fox, and Daniele Sicilian Restaurant.
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Yes, it is 0.04 miles away from the centre of Crondall.
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Many travellers enjoy visiting Greywell Tunnel (5.0 miles).