I stayed at the Crown Inn in Uppingham for two nights in August 2011 over a weekend, a convenient location for my visit to the Birdfair 2011 at Rutland Water. In view of the fact that it was difficult to find accommodation in Rutland at this very busy time I consider myself most fortunate in finding a room at The Crown, the jewel in the Rutland crown!
Alan Pickersgill and his staff went out of their way to make my stay one of sheer delight. The room I had was on the small side but suitable enough for a solo traveller, and spotlessly clean. My room had en suite facilities with a nice range of free toiletries. The doors to the shower cubicle could have opened a bit wider though!
If you like your real ale this is the place for you! Alan serves a range of Everards ales (Leicester brewery) including the award winning Tiger ale and usually has a guest beer or two. The bar is busy, well appointed and full of friendly Rutlanders! Might be something to do with the fact that The Crown is CAMRA's Rutland Pub of the Year!
The room rate includes a delicious full English breakfast and the dinner menu is a real treat. All dishes are prepared and cooked by the resident chef who specialises with his pies. Try the chicken, sun dried tomato and chorizo pie with puff pastry topping. Oh boy, absolutely delicious; served with new potatoes, broccoli and carrots and a snip at £8.50, accompanied by a 250ml glass of Shiraz for just £3.00.
My only regret is that I couldn't stay longer! I unreservedly recommend this hostelry to anyone.
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