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“Good service and great choice of food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Crown

The Crown
Ranked #122 of 431 Restaurants in Swindon
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Swindon, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good service and great choice of food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

We had eaten here a couple of years ago when we lived in shrivenham, and decided to come back for our wedding anniversary. The restaurant has a slightly quirky layout which is part of its charm, however it can still suit couples as well as small groups. The menu along with the special board is very comprehensive with a good choice of starters, mains and sweets.
The service was excellent, with three staff who were attentive when we needed something but not intrusive which was ideal.
The food was of a very good quality and even thought the restaurant was full the gaps between courses was about 15~20 mins which is exactly as we like it
So don't take my word for it give it a try, you won't be disappointed

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Steve_Wilson700
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English first
Hampshire, England
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Friendly service and tasty home-cooked food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

Having been unable to get a table in our usual restaurant, we drove into nearby Shrivenham to see if we could find somewhere else to get a Sunday lunch and happened upon this little gem.

There was plenty of choice on the menu; as well as the Sunday carvery (today it was lamb or beef) there was a wide choice of other options, including some vegetarian. The food arrived in good time, was plentiful and delicious.

The very warm welcome and friendly service, together with a very tasty home-cooked meal, made for a most pleasant dining experience. In fact, significantly more pleasant than the place we usually eat in! We will definitely be back!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jandor
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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Warm and friendly..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

This lovely bistro, does exactly what it says on the tin. very good food, great service, and a pleasant warm atmosphere...

Also the newly painted frontage is a big improvement..

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank foodman141
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New Forest
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

Went to the Crown in Shrivingham last night after being recommended by several people...we pre booked the table which was just as well as it was packed....well worth it as all 3 meals were superb & the service was exemplary ....will definitely return & couldn't recommend it more highly .

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DaveandGillNewForest
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Poor service less than average food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile

We decided to try the crown too celebrate our anniversary. We had eaten here just after it opened abd found it wanting. I thought it would have improved how wrong tge food was velow par the main course was ok the rest of the neal was poor. The service was nonexistent having to cgase the staff to get a drink. Not well informed. Avoid here at all costs

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Stephen H
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