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“Excellent pub with great food and atmosphere”
Review of The Crown

The Crown
Ranked #2 of 102 Restaurants in Abergavenny
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
warwickshire, UK
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Excellent pub with great food and atmosphere”
Reviewed 24 February 2012

I went with my husband, daughter and elderly mother-in-law to this pub a couple of days ago. We had a really good meal - the food was excellent! The service could not be faulted and there was a really nice atmosphere. I would imagine that at the weekends you would definitely need to book as it was pretty full on a Wednesday night. Definitely recommended!

  • Visited February 2012
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English first
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Remote Country Pub and restaurent”
Reviewed 29 December 2011

This may be remote, but you fail to book on occasions as it is so popular and when you get in, you can see why.

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Don't miss this restaurant”
Reviewed 21 November 2011

For quality food at a reasonable price in a lovely welcoming atmosphere the Crown is up there amongst the best. Excellent real ales too!

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UK
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Simply a great place to enjoy good food and drink in a relaxed and welcoming country pub”
Reviewed 1 October 2011

Despite living in Abergavenny for many years, we only "discovered" The Crown through word of mouth relatively recently, but it has swiftly become our favourite place to eat locally.

Abergavenny is blessed with some outstanding and well-known (and expensive) restaurants in the area, such as The Walnut Tree or The Hardwick, but The Crown has amply filled a slightly different niche.

It is a fine old country pub/restaurant in an idyllic rural setting facing the Skirrid mountain, where you can simply stumble in from your hill walk and enjoy a fine pint and a sandwich for lunch in a friendly and informal environment before heading back out into the hills. Or you can try the daily lunch menu for a tasty and filling pub staple such as curry or pie and chips, not to mention the always excellent daily specials.

Or you can come along in the evening to enjoy a delicious restaurant dinner, served by friendly staff in relaxed and comfortable surroundings. The owners are also very friendly and keep a close eye on things as they are usually serving at the bar or at tables, and they run a very tight ship, so the standard of service and cleanliness is excellent.

Prices are reasonable, especially when you consider the quality of the food and service, so The Crown makes an ideal option both for a cheap-and-cheerful pub lunch and for a cosy dinner for a special occasion. But you may need to book for an evening meal, as The Crown is no longer quite the secret gem it used to be.

So don't make our mistake by waiting too long before trying The Crown - think of all those fine meals you could be enjoying right now!

  • Visited September 2011
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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“Great Food no nonsense does what it says on the tin -”
Reviewed 3 September 2011

I have been stopping off here for a while for a drink and never got round to trying the food. The Crown is a friendly pub which serves great local beer with stunning views of the Skirrid in the quiet front garden. What more could you ask. The interior is unpretentious and just like a perfect pub with no fruit machines or music and has not been given the gastro pub "makeover" which often masks pretty average food masquerading as "modern british". The services was fast and efficient not overbearing or pretentious or absent either. The menu was short and to the point - in my view an essential indicator that they are telling the truth about their local stuff.

The food was just what the doctor ordered - really well cooked lcoal produce - lamb, beef etc. with tasty gravy and roasts and in decent portions. No swaying piles of artifice or plates decorated with fancy squiggles of suace. It came simply presented and pefectly cooked crunchy salty skinned lamb cooked to perfection just pink in the middle with perfect gravy which I always struggle with at home. The roasts would have benefitted from some more seasoning and some garlic and herbs - none the less we left happy and fulfilled. They were happy to have our daughter there later and made no fuss about smaller portions or leaving stuff out. All in all a perfect place - unpretentious. Will undoubtedly use this as our regular from now on,

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank MIKE D
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