Crown and Anchor

Crown and Anchor

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+44 1962 870074+ Add website
Hours
Sun
11:00 - 23:00
Mon
11:00 - 23:00
Tue
11:00 - 23:00
Wed
11:00 - 23:00
Thu
11:00 - 23:00
Fri
11:00 - 0:00
Sat
11:00 - 0:00
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Details
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PRICE RANGE
£5 – £15
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles503 reviews
Excellent
329
Very good
77
Average
36
Poor
28
Terrible
33
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Jan
Hampton5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 friends
This was a very friendly pub. The lady behind the bar was both helpful and very friendly, this was especially appreciated as she was also on her own, in a very busy pub. The food was great, hot and reasonably priced. The member of staff also found time to come back over to us when we wanted more drinks. Also the young man who took our plates was also very friendly and checked how our food had been. All in all, a very nice experience, 🥰
Written 19 April 2024
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BackPacker698585
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 friends
Had a lovely lunch with friends, the lady serving was on her own & at one point the pub was very busy but she was very friendly & accommodating! We ordered Food which was very good & came out hot & as there was 5 of us all together!
Written 19 April 2024
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Connor W
Newcastle upon Tyne21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 family
Let me begin by acknowledging that people make mistakes; however, when someone mentions having allergies and intolerances, it should be taken seriously. With a member in our group who was both vegan and gluten-free, we took great care to emphasize this when ordering. Despite our efforts and over an hour of waiting for our food, they were served fish and chips instead of the vegan option they had specifically requested. Discovering this only after trying the dish we were appalled. Advertising as catering to vegans and yet getting such a fundamental aspect wrong is unacceptable. Additionally, the other meals were bland, appeared and tasted as if they were microwaved, and were disappointingly small in portion size and presentation. This has been one of the worst dining experiences I've had in a long time, and I would strongly advise others to seek dining options elsewhere in Winchester.
Written 7 April 2024
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Jessica Fourie
Hi Connor, thank you for choosing to dine at Crown and Anchor, Winchester. We are disappointed that you did not have a satisfying experience as we like to pride ourselves in good customer service and excellent food and usually get great feedback. We appreciate your feedback and will be reminding staff of the importance of allergens and intolerances. We emphasise the importance of stating whether fish and chips be vegan or traditional and traditional was stated when ordering. We are always very good at being vigilant regarding allergens and intolerances, hence our extensive gluten free and vegan menus. Beef burgers are home made and cooked fresh on premises as well as the chicken burger cooked fresh, which is a boneless chicken thigh coated with buttermilk and spices and then fried. All pie dishes are home-made on premises. Despite the misunderstanding, we were pleased to see that the group did clear their plates of burgers that were ordered and any issues with the fish dish was replaced and refunded. When staff checked on the table after the fish dish was replaced with vegan pie of the week, the response was that the pie was lovely. We did our best to rectify the issue on the day with a full refund for the fish and chips and a replacement meal.
Written 9 April 2024
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Samantha G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 family
A warm and cosy welcome for our little boy and dog. The staff were super friendly and helpful, and the food was amazing! Extensive vegan and gluten free menu with yummy pub grub favourites. The children’s menu was great too. Highly recommend.
Written 4 April 2024
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Keely S
Gillingham1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 family
Brilliant vegan menu. Lovely atmosphere and nice staff. Could have done with some more bar staff but the lady on her own was doing the best she could x
Written 1 April 2024
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Slider1971
Newbury54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
Visited Saturday 30th March and was made to feel very welcome ! Two of us had the lamb shank and the other had the burger was all very nice and shall revisit .
Written 31 March 2024
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Julezbabe
Surrey181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 friends
We weren’t planning on eating out in Winchester that night so a spontaneous visit. Although the pub from the outside looks rather plain ( hanging baskets and a new signage would help it along) the inside was very welcoming and quite cosy. Friendly staff and an excellent menu though. We sat close to the bar and the dogs were welcomed.. Ordered Guinness and cider. For our menu my friend and I chose from the vegan options ( extensive choices) by default I had the same as her a veggie pie, ( as lasagna was not available) this came with sides of carrots peas and lovely home cooked chips. The men had lasagna home baked on premises. We had a pleasant evening . There was background music and if you fancied a game of pool there was a table. It got quite busy later on.
Written 17 March 2024
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Richard B
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 solo
A great pub with a range of vegan food options but although their website says the kitchen is open until 8pm, it’s only if the chef feels like it. Showing up at 7.45pm for dinner is met with “I’ll have to check…no sorry, chef has closed the kitchen now”. Not what you want when you planned to arrive in good time.
Written 20 February 2024
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Jessica Fourie
Hi Richard, Thanks for choosing Crown and Anchor. On occasion our kitchen is not busy and may close 15 or so minutes earlier. This is pretty common in hospitality, especially for establishments that are independent businesses. We would love to welcome you back with a 25% discount if you’d like to book in with us. Please send us an email on crownandanchorwinchester@googlemail.com
Written 9 April 2024
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Toplondonbabe
Winchester12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
A very warm and friendly welcome from everyone. When we asked to move tables so that our dog wasn’t in the way, we were accommodated with no issues at all. The food was really good, proper pub grub. I had the lamb shank and chips and my partner had gammon egg and chips. Both cooked well and a sizeable portion. Drinks came quickly. Would definitely come back.
Written 24 December 2023
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Skiddy
Amesbury93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
Popped in for a quick lunch and was pleasantly surprised with the vegan and Gluten Free menu! We had a normal fish finger sandwich with side salad, a GF fish finger sandwich, and shared a bowl of vegan sheesy chips! Scrumptious!
Written 22 December 2023
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Jessica S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
Great little find. Friendly staff and nice Christmas atmosphere! Only had a drink but will definitely come again 👍🏻
Written 18 December 2023
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Maggs5203
Maidstone51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 friends
On a busy Christmas Market (Saturday 2nd December) day the hospitality was outstanding. We had booked a table for 4, for 13:30, and were able to increase this by 1 more, by phoning the pub just after our arrival at approximately 10:30-11:00. The service, ambiance and food were all outstanding. They catered very well for everyone, including children, with enough room to get to/ from bar + toilets without knocking into other visitors. They’d a good service of ordering both food and drink at the bar, a whole table at a time, meaning all dishes came out at the same time. Obviously a tried and tested method. Inevitably people were having to be turned away as the Christmas Market draws in a huge amount of visitors, this was done in a quiet and professional manner. Our party of 5, said we would all go back again in 2024.
Written 6 December 2023
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sue h
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 friends
I cannot give a pleasant review regarding our visit in 2nd December. A small group one being disabled went into the pub and stood at wait to be seated sign, next thing we knew, we were shouted at by a lady behind the bar asking if we had booked table, I replied no, we were then told very unpolitely hard luck cannot have a table without a booking. I had emailed the pub a couple of weeks before regarding our visit there also a follow up call and at no time was it mentioned we needed to book a table. I have been in this pub before a few years ago and was not treated like that then. But we found a lovely place a few streets away, very friendly staff at the Bay Leaf Deli.
Written 5 December 2023
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Freedom20222571932
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 friends
Absolutely amazing food (lamb shanks was out of this world) and super friendly staff. Thank you !
Written 4 December 2023
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Katie A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
Staff were super friendly:-) Not sure on the soup it tasted of nothing and bread didn’t have butter on but marg, yuck! Wine was lovely though, would recommend it.
Written 3 December 2023
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