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Rose and Crown

££ - £££, British,
22 High Road, Essendon AL9 6HW, England
+44 1707 261229
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average2%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (3 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
“the pub” (9 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
22 High Road, Essendon AL9 6HW, England
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We have eaten here a couple of times for both lunch and dinner. Very friendly staff with a good varied menu all of which is cooked fresh (no poppity ping meals here). I understand that they are closing soon for a refurbishment, I hope it...More

2  Thank Tracey T
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

A family run country pub with good. It's great to go there with your family and have lunch. The people are friendly and the food is good.

Thank Heinz Peter N
Reviewed 9 April 2018

I have visited this pub in Essendon three times this year. It never seems that friendly but on the two most recent occasions the manager has seemed positively surly and unwelcoming. I guess that this is what happens when a village is left with only...More

1  Thank Frank F
Reviewed 6 April 2018

My wife went there yesterday with some of her friends ,she ordered Lasagna with Salad and Chips ,the portion of Lasagna was minute a dried up with a crust on top ,the Chips were from the day before known as warm ups and inedible.the salad...More

2  Thank Tadpoles
chasdeb2000, Owner at Rose and Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Thank you for your review I gather your wife came in a party of w.i ladies who have come to us several times before there table should have been 13 then they turn up with 17 . We had a extremely busy lunch the whole...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a magnificent Sunday roast beef lunch. Ambience in this cosy historic pub, was enchanting. There was a roaring fire, a handful of locals at the bar. This is no fancy pants place, more just an honest pub serving some honest food. The beef...More

1  Thank Damonwalker666
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed the meal, shame there wasn't no Yorkshire with Chicken Sunday roast but good otherwise. Vegetables were hot, and dessert was tasty!!!

Thank Ricky M
Reviewed 15 February 2018

We have visited on a number of times both for a drink and a lunch. We had delicious warm sandwiches and skinny fries. The chose of real ales is good and the pub is very dog friendly which is great as its great walking area.

Thank Ali07London
Reviewed 1 January 2018

We were a party of 5 we have visited once before and found the restaurant, food and service all very good. The set up of the tables were beautiful and Christmassy they even provided card trivia games on each table and the Christmas Crackers were...More

2  Thank davidjulie2
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Had friends over from France wanting their fish and chip supper always a challenge for me to find a pub serving quality local fish in chips ..but the Rose and Crown fish Friday wins my award 🥇... this pub is very friendly and the food...More

3  Thank rowingwine52
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Poor meal, average quality of produce used. We were the only people in the pub , no atmosphere at all. Really expensive for what we had. Wont be going back. The staff were friendly.

1  Thank ivanadaley
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21 March 2018|
Response from Ali07London | Reviewed this property |
Hi there is a round table but only big enough for 4 - there are tables for 6
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 High Road, Essendon AL9 6HW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Essendon
  • Phone Number: +44 1707 261229
  • E-mail
The Rose & Crown Pub and Restaurant is situated in the idyllic village setting of Essendon. The pub’s history dates back to 1756 as a traditional coach house. Now, the Rose & Crown provides the perfect country retreat with a traditionally decorated bar, spacious restaurant and beautiful beer garden.RestaurantThe 52 seated Restaurant is available for those wanting to enjoy a more formal dining experience. With a blend of traditional and temporary décor, we provide freshly cooked food, in comfortable, warm inviting surroundings for you to enjoy. Quality is at the centre of all dishes to be enjoyed by you. The menu provides a traditional freshly dishes prepared using quality local produce. Our wine list provides a variety of wine, which may be enjoyed by to all palettes. All wines are sourced from exclusive vineyards from around the globe across the world. We provide an exclusive, bespoke wine service; please see our Wine Shop for more details. The bar area has very traditional feel, with an original flagstone stone and oak furniture, also enjoy our open fire in the winter in the summer our beautiful large beer garden. With a fine range of real ales, lagers and bottled beers as well as seasonal special drinks.
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