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The Crystal palace

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Bar, British, Pub
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Station Road, Berkhamsted HP4 2EZ, England
+44 1442 862998
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

.......and not only is it very unusual to find a real traditional pub these days it is even more unusual to find one in a prime spot. Yup it's a bit tatty - you'd probably want to blame the brewery for that - but the staff are unpretentious, the licensees very genuine and friendly, the punters friendly and the Sunday... More 

Thank oconnorthomas51
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333 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

For as long as I can remember this has been a pub you walk past on your way down the canal to better places to eat and drink. Yet it occupies the prime spot in Berkhamsted, can be seen from the train and promises much given its waterside spot and pleasant exterior. Can't decide whether it's a drinker's local in... More 

Thank Ian B
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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

One of the best Sunday lunches We have had in this quaint pub on the canal in Berkhamsted. Excellent value for money, excellent food. Can't be beaten on quality and value for money

Thank Porschethebulldog
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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1,122 reviews
482 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Every year we go to this pub, its on the canal side but not in the busy part of town, and we are always pleased to find it still open. Staff are always friendly and you can sit by the canal and watch the world go by.

Thank Howlo
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

The pub looks tired on the inside. Chipped walls, old carpet, old fashioned equipment and used children's board games on a corner shelf. Pub connected with the restaurant which makes it hard for staff to be organised. Customers in the pub were forced to wait as priority was given to the other room. We were told that the restaurant was... More 

Thank Charlene O
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

I'm not sure I want to tell people about the Crytstal Palace Sunday Lunch. I think I should keep this gem to myself. But that would be selfish so here goes. My partner and I love the Sunday Lunch carvery here. Great choice of meats and vegetables and all the trimmings. Landlord and Landlady just wonderful people who look after... More 

Thank Lyndsey NC H
Banbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We went for lunch and found it to be rather stodgy and the vegetables lack-luster. The staff members were helpful but I wouldn't eat there again. Quite expensive for the offerings when compared with Toby Carvery.

Thank justinewalker40
Telchac Puerto, Mexico
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Popped in for a quick drink while staying at our friends place, a laugh a minute there after, there was a lot of the boaty "bargies" community there, had a laugh and a yarn, slowly but surely people started departing to their homes... and we were left with the awesome Lucy.... don't think she will forget the Aussie/Kiwi combination of... More 

1 Thank eva p
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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1,122 reviews
482 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

From the outside this pub looks run down and certainly would benefit from some refurbishment. It is in a nice spot and the outside seating on the tow path makes for pleasant surroundings. Has a limited choice of Ales - but well kept. An ok place if in area - but there are nicer.

1 Thank Howlo
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

I would not advise that anyone visit this pub. I believe that the manager is incredibly rude and aggressive. He made false accusations in respect of my behaviour based on a complete lack of evidence and without further explanation barred me from the establishment (not that I would ever set foot inside this pub again!). I have never been so... More 

5 Thank Dan J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Road, Berkhamsted HP4 2EZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Berkhamsted
  • Phone Number: +44 1442 862998

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?