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£4 - £29
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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews pizza scallops meat and vegetables sunday roast halloumi fries yorkshire pudding fantastic carvery would definitely stay here again stayed for two nights home from home young chef dog friendly pub new chef fantastic atmosphere cooked breakfast cooked to perfection
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for lunch today the food was fabulous very reasonably priced as was the wine. Staff were very friendly. It is well worth a visit.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 25 December 2023

Wow my family and I had the most amazing Christmas lunch today,the food was fantastic and so much of it.Everyone went above and beyond to make it special.lovely warm friendly atmosphere,all the staff were fantastic Nothing was to much trouble. See you next year😉🙂

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023

we stayed in a twin room as it was the only room available last night for the light switch on, From the moment we arrived the staff couldn't have been more attentive, the room was immaculate, possibly one of the best nights sleep iv had...(a bed all to myself) the atmosphere in the bar was brilliant and made us feel very christmasy, This morning we had all you can eat breakfast which I thought was fantastic for the money, proper butcher sausages and fried eggs made to order. we will definitely return , Thank you the crownMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 November 2023

So disappointed! Didn’t book but was sat at a-table that there wasn’t space for! The man at the bar couldn’t move and neither could I. My friend sat opposite and had to move his chair every time someone walked past! I really appreciated that my...daughter (3yr old) didn’t have to pay as she doesn’t eat much at all. But the food was so disappointing. I just didn’t see it coming! Pork and beef.. beef was stone cold and felt the only reason the pork was hot was because of the hot pre-cut veg that was on top of it. Lovely atmosphere and staff but food just didn’t hit, at all.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 26 November 2023 via mobile

I was very disappointed I tried the Sunday roast meat was cold like just out of fridge vegetables funny flavoured,gravy strange,roast potatoes tasted greasy Yorkshire puddings were worse than aunt Bessie’s My opinion £12.95 for Sunday roast is cheap for the area service staff set...up and atmosphere is let down by the value frozen foodMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023

Spent the night after going to the Thursford Xmas Show late November.. The room was pleasant and clean but the bed was rock hard and uncomfortable.. The toilet and shower room was bitterly cold, a towel radiator isn't enough to even slightly warm the space....The only mirror was in the shower room not measuring a foot square and set at a height my beloved couldn't see herself... They had music blaring out till midnight and although they provided ear plugs it didn't stop the floor from vibrating which transferred to the hard bed making it unpleasant. The entrance stairway and hallway to the rooms was bitterly cold... After returning from the show we thought we'd have a couple of drinks,, we had a wine and gin/tonic served in plastic cups.. I'm sorry to say but I find that unacceptable... On a positive note the breakfast was good although one guest asked for scrambled eggs and was curtly told fried eggs only (how hard is it to whisk a couple eggs)... Would we stay again,, the answer is I highly doubt it... This place isn't the jewel in The Crown.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 18 November 2023

ordered a buffet for my sons 18th, great food and plenty of it, I would most certainly recommend to friends and family.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2023 via mobile

Lovely clean room and comfortable bed. Breakfast included was everything I expected from a full English breakfast. We were advised it could be noisy as they had entertainment on in the bar but this didn’t bother us and we didn’t need to use the earplugs...provided to get to sleep.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 9 November 2023

Wanted a light meal and somewhere I could take my dogs into The crown was perfect We both had the vegetarian breakfast which very tasty and the small size was more than adequate Service was really good felt welcomed and even offered a replacement coffee...as I did not like the coffee I had ordered never had that sort of good service before Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 2 November 2023

We stayed at The Crown overnight as a last stop before reaching Walsingham, having walked from Thetford during the week. The staff were really friendly. Jodie at the bar sorted out a mix-up in our reservation promptly and professionally and we were very happy with...the result. Dinner was excellent and the chef Kirsty is to be congratulated, as is Ben our waiter who was attentive but not smothering. We would definitely stay here again.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023

Sunday Carvery was delicious, one of the best I’ve had. Definitely recommend this pub. It doesn’t look appealing from the outside but the restaurant area is clean and cosy.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023

Yesterday, 12 of us descending on the crown. We hadn’t booked, we just turned up, at the busiest time of day, 1pm. We couldn’t sit inside as they just didn’t have the space but they were more than happy for us to sit outside, the...weather was lovely, beautiful sunshine, and yes we could order food and drinks. Staff went above and beyond. Honestly, everyone was so polite and accommodating. Food was lovely, only downside was it went cold quickly (our problem not theirs), but it was delicious. Nothing was too much trouble and yes we did ask for a lot of accommodations. Gf food, gravy with no onions. Extra plate for cauli cheese, and so on. Fully highly recommend this lovely pub. Lovely atmosphere, was lovely inside. Truly is a lovely little gem in the centre of fakenham.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 19 October 2023 via mobile

Not a welcoming experience. Nice room but the bed was like a board and the heating was off until we arrived - froze for a couple of hours - went to Wetherspoon to warm up. Breakfast was interesting- all in pans under spot heaters but...they cooked the eggs to order so you had to wait by the counter anyway - oh and eggs - fried or fried. Coffee was help yourself, make yourself- instant tube. The bar for residents was pay as you go. Shower was hot and dribbled Ok - towels were large and soft. Amaretto tasted watery - could be wrong but we drink it regularly. Felt sorry for the receptionist who had to have the doors open and wear a coat. Restaurant was dismal. Residents have to go outside (and get wet) to get from rooms to barMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

Great atmospheric place. welcomed by Catherine, very friendly staff. room was very good, clean and comfortable. dinner was good too.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 12 October 2023

Lovely stay, fantastic staff and lovely room. Bed was so comfy. My specially made Ulster fry was the best 👌 👍

Date of visit: October 2023
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The Crown Fakenham is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5