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Dating from 1491 The Crispin Inn, situated in the historic Cinqueport of Sandwich, retains the old world charm of the traditional English Pub.With open fires beamed ceilings wooden floors,plus a riverside patio.Serving traditional English food alongside world cuisine.Superb wines and exellent local wines.And a fantastic selection of Hand pulled Real ales.Topped off with a warm welcome
PRICE RANGE
£6 - £30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a wonderful meal is this beautiful cosy pub, right next to the Toll bridge on Sandwich riverside. The lovely Kali greeted us warmly on arrival. I had a very smooth Carmenere and hubby had a Guiness. We’d reserved a nice window table in...front of the roaring fire. Rebecca took our order - another lovely friendly girl and local (from Ash). Hubby had lambs liver and bacon with onions, mash and peas - it was epic! I had sage and onion chicken schnitzel with mash and green beans - superb, very moist and sage and onion sung out! We couldn’t not have a pudding. Hubby had vanilla and apple crumble with custard - divine!!!! I had triple chocolate and orange brownie - light, moist and delicious!!! Really felt like it was slimming although I know the calories were there!!! Perhaps a little more orange required. Mark the chef did a fantastic job - really impressed with the quality of the food and the portions. Kali gave us some great tips on train journeys in Canada (she’s a native Canadian). We had a really wonderful evening, cosy atmosphere, fantastic food, lovely service - we will be back!!!! Thank you for looking after us so well! XMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 17 December 2023 via mobile

My husband and I had an amazing Christmas meal here last night. The food was cooked to perfection, and the wonderful staff,despite being busy, really looked after us. The atmosphere was happy and lively, what a great way to start our Christmas celebrations.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023

Just a lovely evening with amazing food for a very reasonable price! Staff were friendly, the food was to die for and the whole evening was smashing.

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

We have just had a really delicious meal, beautiful pork chops, liver and bacon that were really enjoyable. Our waitress was very attentive and very sweet, she checked what dishes were suitable for gluten free and was attentive making sure we had everything we needed....A lovely pub and atmosphere with a varied menu and plenty of gluten free options. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 October 2023

Excellent setting, nice decor and staff very welcoming. Food A1 served hot and tasty. Best roast ever. Massive Yorkshire puddings and the gravy was the topping on the cake so to say. Nice selection on Menu and suitable for everyone. Will certainly be returning

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

Came here for my wife’s birthday lunch after a recommendation from some friends… what can I say apart from the fact that the food was shocking?! Terrible, rubbery roast beef that was tougher than a strip of leather; hard, inedible roasties and shop-bought yorkshires. To...be fair the staff were polite and apologetic and the pub itself had a cosy, welcoming atmosphere. But it was a horrible way to finish off our weekend in Sandwich. Would not go back.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

Spur of the minute decision. Lunch in Sandwich. Okay. Not been before. Let's see what's open on a Monday. The Crispin Inn is, and from there website it looked ideal. AND IT WAS. Excellent food and service ... I had their version of 'The Earl...of Sandwich, SANDWICH' - delicious.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 13 October 2023

Had an excellent evening meal catching up with old friends. A proper pub serving excellent food. Highly recommend the bangers and mash. Friendly and efficient service.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2023 via mobile

As locals were making a big effort to try more places we don’t normally eat at as opposed to just sticking to the ones we know are good and safe. Not been here for many years - last time in fact it was Caribbean themed...and wasn’t good ! Complete opposite now though, we had a friendly welcome from the staff and were seated with menus and drinks in hand within a few minutes despite the pub being pretty busy. Nothing was too much trouble for the 3 guys front of house, very polite, friendly and very prompt without making you feel rushed. Food was great, pulled pork burger which was very tasty and the wife had chicken schnitzel - both really well cooked and full of flavour. We just about had room for pudding and a coffee as well. All in all a really good night, will definitely be back to try some different menu choices 😁More

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

Thanks to the amazing Crispin team for making my birthday celebration special! Eight of us had a wonderful evening. The staff were attentive and efficient - nothing was too much trouble for them. I recommend coming here for your family celebrations.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 30 August 2023

Super friendly staff, lush location. Already arranged to go back with my friends, it might become my new local! :)

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 30 August 2023

Took my Aunt here for the seafood platter and a bottle of Provence… she loved it and so did I. Sat in the sunshine and watched the world go by. Highly recommended

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 30 August 2023

Great night out with live music and great food Loverly traditional pub 5 🌟 in sandwich Kent Will definitely recommend 👌

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 30 August 2023

Really great meal - lovely setting next to the river for aperitifs and there was live music in the bar on the evening we went. Great atmosphere and nice people.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

Food here had been pretty bad but local gossip rumoured that, with a new chef, it had become very good. Tripadvisor reviews were mixed but we gave it a try yesterday and soon regretted the decision. We had pre-booked a table - though, as it...transpired, there were plenty in the restaurant area. The bar was very busy so it took ten minutes for someone to direct us to our table, a further ten minutes to get a menu and another ten minutes to order. We were warned that there could be an hour's delay for the food. We wondered how since the restaurant remained largely empty but, having plenty of family gossip to catch up on, ordered some nibbles and drinks and accepted the wait. After another ten minutes, the drinks appeared. After twenty minutes, we asked when the olives would appear (no cooking, after all) and eventually a plate of undercooked doughy 'ciabatta' (nothing like the real thing) with tiny dish of some sort of oil (not good olive oil) appeared. The new waitress had misunderstood our order but, never mind, we accepted this was a human error. and were hungry enough to tackle the poor food. Time went on...and on...and on. Meanwhile, we were missing all the entertainments on offer for the Sandwich Festival. After considerably longer than the 'hour', our two seafood platters and one steak arrived. The steak was acceptable, despite the chips not being 'real'. The platters were nothing like those illustrated. Where were the large prawns etc etc? Instead, a poor array of overcold supermarket-style freshwater shrimp (tiny and too cold to taste of anything), vinegary mussels and cockles....I could go on - you can guess the rest. The accompanying so-called 'ciabatta' had to be sent back as it was so undercooked as to be inedible. You may guess that this place will never see us again except as we walk by to go to the centre of town. What a shame.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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The Crispin Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4