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Contemporary, Gastropub, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 14 January 2024 via mobile

Firstly, the food was amazing! We had a Sunday roast (the 50 day aged beef, delicious) and a crumble pudding and we devoured every single thing on our plates. Great value for money when you think you got all of a roast dinner trimmings with...it. Secondly, the staff were super friendly and attentive from the minute we walked in until the moment we left. Lastly, the guy we assume was the manager took time out to help us find a cross country route back to the hotel we were staying in some 4 miles away. We’d walked to the pub from our hotel and was told there were only busy roads that we could use to get to the pub. When we arrived there we just asked if they knew of any other route and he looked up online and did all he could to help us, and thankfully we got back in one piece (albeit caked in mud 😂). Would definitely return here if we were ever in the area again. Thanks all!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024 via mobile

We liked the look of the Crown from reviews on Trip Advisor and were not disappointed. Our son had the chicken and mushroom ‘Pie of the Day’ and very much enjoyed it, and my wife loved the fish finger sandwich. I had the Gloucester Old...Spot sausages with deliciously creamy mash, creamed leek and cabbage, pork crackling and red wine gravy, and it was superb. The gastropub is only a short detour from the A46 and we will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 December 2023

We ate here as a family of five, a few days after Christmas. The home made steak and ale pie was the best we’ve ever eaten! Everything was cooked to perfection and served by friendly and helpful staff. 10/10. 🥰

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 December 2023

Absolutely lovely staff! Couldn’t do anymore to accommodate our visit! Great food and a lovely atmosphere!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 December 2023

Visit with friends. Excellent lunch at very fair prices. Good range of well kept beer. Very helpful and friendly sevice. Very happy to visit again.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2023 via mobile

Great Gastro pub menu with a true English country pub vibe. Great decor both inside and out. Covered outdoor seating area with log burner for those cold winter nights. The landlord is a giant of a man with a great sense of humour, would definitely...come here again.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 November 2023 via mobile

Really disappointing Sunday lunch, there were six of us dinning. We ordered the Antipasti Sharing Board as a starter for 3 of us, didn’t come with the toasted garlic & rosemary focaccia or Netherend Farm butter, just some cold white toast. Requested more toast and...were told we would have to pay for it, which was fine, but never arrived, we weren’t offered any plates or cutlery, so used serviettes The beef was very poor quality (so much fat) and served pink despite requesting twice for medium. Vegetables and Cauliflower cheese insufficient for 6 people, requested more of both but only a very small amount of extra veg eventually arrived. One person ordered the Chicken Supreme but that didn’t come with the bread sauce. The bill was just over £240 which is steep given the quality . We raised all the issues but nothing was addressed, and we simply got “yes we know, but the staff need more training” Felt really sorry for the young lad who served us.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 23 November 2023

Went as a group of 10, 4 of us had pie veg, when it came the veg was cold, the Gravy took forever to come out, by that time it was stone cold, Was over priced, shall not be going back

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023

We came for a birthday celebration we had Sunday roast was very poor very small pot of veg for 4 people no gravy on when bought out got the smallest pot not anothe for us all only 2 roast potatoes which were small and one...small half of a carrot no cauliflower cheese or butter cabbage and leek was told does not come with it but states on menu it does was not offered any mint sauce etc and no one came to ask if everything was ok it took over half hr for drinks to come out and long wait for the shambles of food will not be returning such a shame gone down hillMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023 via mobile

The food and drinks were excellent. The menus was good and the place itself was lovely. The service was excellent. A very tasty collection of dishes and the sweets were excellent.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2023

Food used to be really nice here but the last two meals I have been met disappointment. This meal was a Sunday evening, I had the ‘sticky’ beef salad as a main. The cabbage salad was lovely, but topped with dry beef. Friends had the...pork roast, which lacked on the table completely, plus no crackling or apple sauce; which were on the menu. My previous meal in the past was an inedible steak which I was reimbursed for. Both occasions, there were no check backs from staff, so problems couldn’t be resolved. I won’t be eating here again as is expensive for disappointing food. Photos below. Roast meal had nothing eaten before the photoMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 August 2023 via mobile

Lovely evening at The Crown Inn on a Tuesday night. We had dinner in the bar area and was great to see it so busy! I had sausage and mash and was delighted - the quality of sausages was excellent and the mustard mash was...smooth and flavoursome. My boyfriend had the steak, ale and horseradish pie which tasted great too. Plenty of veg with both. We have to give praise for the Rhubarb and Custard Eton Mess though - incredible! Definitely recommend. Thank you for wonderful evening.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Crown Inn, General Manager at The Crown Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2023

Hi Jessie, Thank you so much for your kind review! We're glad you and your boyfriend enjoyed your evening with us and look forward to welcoming you both back soon All the best, Izzy

Reviewed 2 August 2023 via mobile

Today was my wife's birthday , so we decided on the Crown for lunch as we only live two and a half miles away. We we warmly greeted at the bar and shown to our table. Prawn and Crayfish cocktail to start. We both had...the Chicken , Bacon, and Ava cado salad . Both of these meals were exceptional. We skipped sweet and had the cheeseboard. All washed down with an excellent Argentinian Chardonnay . Our two young servers , Izzy and Sophy, were well mannered and polite throughout our meal. My wife was delighted with her birthday meal.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 21 July 2023 via mobile

EVERYTHING from booking to food via staff , decor, garden and toilet was FANTASTIC. Either the previous reviews were biased or The Crown Inn has seriously upped their game since last month!! Lovely modern rustic feel, warm atmosphere, super friendly staff, soft lights and really...great food. I had the sea bass and chorizo gnocchi: it was perfectly seared with crispy skin and tender flesh, the sauce was delicious and the veggies crunchy! A delight! My wife had the classic burger and was very pleased too. We actually almost did not come because of the latest reviews…. I’m regally happy the rook that chance.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 29 June 2023

Such a shame that I feel I have to write this review after having our Wedding and reception at the Crown in 2017. Little Britain pubs were a unique take on a local village pub, with 5 in the Group, but selling out last year...to a larger group, what was a wonderful memory after your visit has sadly turned to nothing more than any large pub chain. We visited in April for our 6th Wedding Anniversary, the food was excellent, we were updated that a Master Chef finalist was now cooking... food was to die for. Visited again in May for Sunday lunch for our Mums 90th, perfect, everything was amazing, couldn't fault a thing. Came on Fathers day for lunch and my husband commented they need to.sharpen their knives as no one could cut their meat. Sadly we come to Friday evening last week. Firstly we thought we had the wrong menu, as one side of A4 had lunch, dinner and Sunday lunch on it, assured it was the right menu we all chose the Summer Sizzler special, with a prawn crayfish cocktail to start... I am not a masterchef finalist, but my prawn cocktails are much tastier, no hint of mayonnaise in it, dry, and a ratio of 80% lettuce to protein? Ok, moving onto the main... sizzler comprised, steak, sausage, ribs, chicken, fries and coleslaw... steak, ok, cooked nicely, tasted lovely, sausage equally ok, bit bready, but ok, ribs... dry, grissley and no different to a £5 pack from Lidl, where you get more than 2 ribs.. chicken, so dry, no taste at all... coleslaw was about a teaspoon in a pot... fries ok... we ate it as we were hungry, when asked had we enjoyed our meal...well no, offered free dessert, but our tummies were churning, so no thankyou, 30% off the bill, which was a lovely gesture and accepted, but after living in the village, having our wedding there, we won't be going again as sadly The Crown has fallen foul of the Corporate Giant where the food is mediocre at best, on par with Weatherspoons, and no where near as tasty as the Montero lounge in town, or the Bluebell at Hoby, Royal Oak at Great Dalby... sorry team and staff at The Crown, you are great, but no longer somewhere we will go.. xMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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