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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Stopped off at The Crown on the way home to see the Dalek outside guarding the entrance after reading about it on the BBC's news webpage.
Seeing the crafted metal Dalek is worth the time to stop off at the pub on its own.
The pub is clean, tidy and historically important, as they filmed an episode of Dr Who there in the 1970's.
A must for any Dr Who fan!

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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Thank 923Dan
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is a delightful character establishment, which is so fitting for the beautiful village in which it is set in. Your Hosts Alan & Calley (a dog with character too) will make sure your stay is perfect. My room was perfect for me plenty of room and the BED was SO comfortable, with a view over looking the Square near the village pond, it was so right.

Breakfast was expertly cooked, using local produce which certainly leaves you not needing any lunch. Dining in the Inn's restaurant is a pleasurable experience which I would certainly recommend even if your not stopping as a guest. Again locally sourced food is using and it's excellent, even the locals dine there a lot.

Book in plenty of time and you will be very satisfied with your stay.

Room Tip: book in plenty of time as they only have 4 rooms
  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank Sue C
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

The Crown, Aldbourne Wiltshire

We’d stopped off for lunch in Albourne on our way from Oxford to Avebury – to see the stone circles and the henge; it was a convenient place mid-day. Great images of old country and times past but also a glimpse of modern-day rural England at its best. It was a cloudy day, but warm and humid. A light meal and a beer would go down a treat. The pub looked inviting.
The main menu started at around £12 and headed north, but then we did not really want a cooked meal but preferred a salad, sandwich or similar. Final choice sandwiches were cheese & chutney and meat & avocado; no butter with the first and no mayonnaise with the second - please. Costs, respectively, £6 & £9. We ordered a pint of Peroni (I think it was) and half cider. Total cost for the meal was £23 – so a little on the expensive side for what we’d ordered.
More so when the sandwiches served were open – served on a bun with no top bread – and there was mayonnaise in the second one. This rather spoiled that particular sandwich.
We sat outside in the garden area at the rear; the domain of the smokers as-it-turned-out – friendly people coming and going, and sadly puffing away - but in our eating area. We were the only ones eating there.
Out front on the road there were more tables, with people eating and a few cars slowly driving through the centre of the village. This is where you absorb that rural Englishness that reminds you of all those classic historical novels (and that entertaining television murder series).
Service was friendly and quick. There was even an apology for the mayonnaise.
Afficiandos of the scifi Doctor Who BBC series will enjoy the stage props scattered around the front of the pub, including a miniature and classical blue police telephone box (that just about harks back to the original Bow Street Runners). They’d all gone from the streets by the late 1970s.

Peter Steele
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Stayed: July 2016
Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

This old pub has a lot of character, starting at the entrance where an armed Dahlek stands guard - he's actually a rubbish bin. Inside a notice states that attempts to engage the serving girls in "slap and tickle" will not be tolerated. Also, gypsies and fakirs are not welcome.
The inn is about 400 years old but of course has modern plumbing. The serving girls were pleasant and efficient and they made good coffee at the bar.
There are lots of things to do when you stay at some of these old English pubs. Step outside at Aldbourne and you come to the village pond, which is full of water lilies, stickle-back minnows and tadpoles.
The local church proudly displays an award its yard won for preserving a habitat for local wildlife, such as birds, which probably explains its disheveled appearance.
Back at the inn, I recommend their beer battered Cornish cod, with chips and peas grown by local heroes to produce seriously good food.
The landlord himself cooked us breakfast - Wiltshire bacon and egg. It's hard not to like this old pub and it earns an A for character.

Room Tip: Take care climbing the stairs to your room and take care climbing in and out of the shower.
  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely English village thatched roofs and the odd Dalek and Tardis too..Really friendly staff and owner, made a welsh man really welcome as did the locals. So much so I instantly booked to stay again next week again and cannot wait to return on Sunday for a bit of lunch.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled on business
Thank Kevin K
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