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Crown & Garter

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British, Pub, Bar
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Inkpen Common, Hungerford RG17 9QR, England
+44 1488 668325
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United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed one night, didn't know the area at all and were very pleased with our stay. Room was comfortable, bed was fab. Bathroom good. The staff accommodate our wish to eat early and we enjoyed what we had. Breakfast was fast, tasty and efficient. Delicious coffee!

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a local to us and we sometimes have bar snacks, only fair periodically to dine at this wonderful establishment. All the staff are happy, polite and professional and the ambience last night was like excellent, with a mixture of staying visitors and locals alike. The meals were perfect, both sirloin and rib-eye were the finest cuts and cooked to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing fresh, locally sourced food. A wonderful choice of good food, with generous portions. Wine list varied and reasonably priced. Breakfast was equally as good.

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Thank Peps112
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Friendly service, pleasant surroundings, the food was good but the menu was a little limited and fairly basic

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1 Thank Vicky G
Newbury, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Really enjoyed our evening meal in the restaurant. It's a long time since I have been to the Crown & Garter and it is transformed into a really nice place to eat. Nice to see bream on the menu, it was very tasty, and makes a change from the fish often seen in restaurants. I don't often have deserts, but... More 

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Thank Roy H
tiago_fig, Manager at Crown & Garter, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for reviewing Roy. We hope to see you back enjoying some tasty desserts! More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Went for a Saturday lunch with friends, the decor is simple but well finished giving a quality look, the staff are attentive without being overly intrusive. The menu was short but provided a variety of options with interesting and well judged flavour combinations. We had all a starter and a main, the starters were all really good and we all... More 

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Thank wokeuplaughing
tiago_fig, Manager at Crown & Garter, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your kind words, we are constantly analysing our dishes to achieve your very words so it does make us all very happy when we are able to do this. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Many Thanks More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

My friend very kindly treated me to lunch today. Very nice home made bread sandwiches with salad garnish. She had sausage and I had egg mayonnaise. Lovely garden to sit in and all the staff are very friendly and helpful. We decided to have coffee and tea and a cake from the bakery instead of dessert. However, all the cakes... More 

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Thank Janet B
tiago_fig, Manager at Crown & Garter, responded to this review

Hello Janet, Thank you for your review. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your lunch and that our staff were friendly. We did have an accident with a couple of cake domes and unfortunately when you visited the new ones had not arrived. You will be most pleased to know that they have been replaced now and the cakes covered.... More 

Andover, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Went to the Crown and garter for Sunday lunch with family. We chose the roast beef which came with horseradish. Compliments to the chef because the food was lovely. My son wanted the beef but is not keen on horseradish so asked the waiter if they had any mint sauce. The waiter came across as quite rude and with an... More 

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Thank Fiona P
tiago_fig, Manager at Crown & Garter, responded to this review

Hi Fiona, Thank your for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food on your visit for Sunday lunch. We will try to do our best to accommodate the customers needs in any way we can. As all of our products are made by us in house, sometimes we are unable... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

This review is only for breakfast. The hotel is 5*. Breakfast brought it down due to an unprofessional and single grumpy staff member. Terrible coffee, cold hard toast (which is inexcusable since they pride themselves on their bakery), shouting in the kitchen and deciding to put away cutlery (incredibly noisy) 10 feet from our breakfast. We love this place and... More 

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Thank Cynthia D
tiago_fig, Manager at Crown & Garter, responded to this review

Hello Cynthia, Thank you for your review. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your breakfast. I'm surprised to hear you did not enjoy our Coffee and toast we usually receive great compliments on them both, however we will certainly review and get them right for your next visit. Our training with staff is always ongoing so we will of course find... More 

Berkshire
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Service was excellent as was the food, Full the interior of the pub is very interested and I believe it's recently been refurbished and everything was very clean and crisp. The whole experience was lovely.would highly recommend

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1 Thank EMBerkshire
tiago_fig, General Manager at Crown & Garter, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for your review, we are extremely pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Crown and Garter. We look forward to welcoming you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$44
Cuisine
British, Pub, Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Inkpen Common, Hungerford RG17 9QR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Hungerford
  • Phone Number: +44 1488 668325
Description
The Crown & Garter's newly refurbished restaurant is the place to enjoy good British cooking. The largest part of the refurbishment costs was the amount spent on the kitchen, so we hope that the investment will be reflected in the food that comes to your table through it's doors. But of course, the kitchen isn't only about new equipment and having lots of space, primarily it is about people who work in the kitchen and we have spent a great deal of time and effort finding a superb staff to cook for you.

The team is led by Matthew Ambrose our Executive Chef. A local man from Marlborough, who trained at Claridges, where he came third in the British Culinary Federation Young Chef of the Year in 2011. In 2013 he achieved the highest marks for kitchen and the title of Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Young Chef of the Year 2013. He is a very talented young chef whose meals will definitely excite your palate.

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