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“Good pub grub - proper job!”
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The Crown Hotel
Ranked #18 of 24 Lynton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Daventry, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good pub grub - proper job!”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

I have stayed at this hotel (several years ago, under different management) but decided to treat us this time (and will be reviewing that hotel shortly).

Having had fond memories of the food here, we decided to visit for a meal one evening. Yes, the pub is strongly oriented towards locals but having visited regularly some years ago I knew some of them. Perhaps it was my confidence and friendliness towards the bar staff that guaranteed a good experience.

And where else can you dine with murals from the local artist the late great Mick Cawston decorating the walls?

Himself's beer battered cod was excellent, the chips were plentiful and he had a nicely dressed salad. My cottage pie was well flavoured (perhaps a little heavy on the pepper) and volcanically hot! I had a good selection of vegetables and a good sized jug of gravy.

All rounded off with an excellent St Austell beer pulled from the wood: Proper Job.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2013

We visited this 'hotel' in the summer of 2013 hoping to have a pleasant evening meal in what looked like an inviting pub/restaurant. How wrong we were.

We went into the bar and immediately felt that this place was run exclusively for the locals who were sat round the bar making it difficult for visitors to order food. When we tried to get attention from the bar staff we found that only one young lady was at the bar and she was completely run off her feet trying to handle food orders and drinks orders all at the same time. She was only young and in her rush to satisfy all she made all sorts of errors not least ignoring the order in which people arrived and getting in a muddle with money. The bar furnishings were very hard and uninviting and after waiting for a considerable amount of time without even placing a drinks order we decided to give up and go elsewhere. My criticism is not of the bar girl but of the management who appeared to be absent from where the action was happening. Had they been there I wonder what they would have done.

I am so glad we went elsewhere because since going there I have read other reviews and notice that the accommodation has been given many terrible reviews. Thank goodness we were not staying there.

Fingers Biggleswade - you were spot on with your assessment and I am afraid that the managements response is simply not correct or adequate.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Crown on Sunday the place is a very old pub serving real ale and good quality food at a reasonable price. The rooms have been up graded from some of the earlier reviews but this is a very old place and would need masses to bring up to modern standards but it is quaint and excellent value for money. We paid £40 for a double room and continental breakfast. At that price there is no competition in Devon.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manchester
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2013

We have just stayed over for a wedding and were not disappointed; The Crown is lovely and very well situated for exploring the town and the local area which I wish we had had the time to do! The rooms were very cosy and clean and the bathroom was immaculate.The beds were very comfortable and very quiet. We couldn't hear a thing. I had thought we were getting a continental breakfast so the 'Full English' was a much welcome surprise.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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somerset england
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2013

When we arrived we thought what have we booked here. the entrance was shabby. We had to pay £30 for our small dog to stay. But the staff was very polite, the barman Joe was a nice lad its a shame he supported Totenham. He has been working there a long time and seen a lot of different managers come and go. He had a lot of praise for his new boss which has only been there a short time and doing his best to improve the hotel. We stayed for 3 nights and had a great time. it just proves don't go by the look of the place. The food was very nice. The bedroom was nice but the bathroom needed stripping out and a new suit fitted. The hotel is situated in a good place near the town/ walks to valley of the rocks/ lynmouth/ walks along the river.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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dorset
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2013

We were made to feel very welcome by Joey, room clean & although bed looked very nice, mattress was not at all comfortable!!! Whole place could do with a makeover but saying that it was a lovely place, food excellent!! breakfast we thought was just continental was in fact full English!!! We had an evening meal very good, lots of it & very good value for money...Nice weekend

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2013

Have just come back from 3 nights at the Crown Hotel in Lynton, North Devon. The welcome from Joey the head barman was very good, polite and very helpful. Made to feel very welcome, shown to our room. My husband and I had the four poster bed in our room, it was so comfortable, the pillows very comfy too. The Hotel was from around circa 1760, the floors are a little sloping in places and some of the doorways were a little low and lopsided, but this all adds to the charm of the Hotel. The hosts Tristan and Naomi were very pleasant. The locals made us feel part of the pub community which was very nice. The food in the Hotel cannot be faulted, excellent value for money, very tasty and plenty of it. The room facilities were good, the shower was fine, plenty of hot water, nice shower gel and body lotion, the towels were white and very fluffy. All in all I cannot fault the Hotel, its facilities or staff.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Crown Hotel
Address: Market Street, Lynton, Exmoor National Park EX35 6AG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Lynton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Lynton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Crown Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Crown Hotel has 12 comfortably furnished rooms, all with en-suite facilities. Continental and full English breakfast is included in our room rates. Our bar holds a wide range of local real ales. A wide range of food is available from bar snacks through to restaurant meals. ... more   less 
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