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“Not a happy couple”
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Crown Inn
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Rhayader
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Stayed here twice before, said would never stay again as always given twin room when asked for double, thought archer the revamp we would give it another go......well the positives first, the room was very clean, the towels spotless white and nice toiletries left on the bed.. Now the negatives, the bed.. You could feel every lump, bump and spring in the cheap mattress, non of us had a very good nights sleep.
When we returned to our room at about 930 it was very dark, there were no lights in the alley leading to the stairs, no light on the stairs so was very dangerous.
Then reading the welcome pack, we realised we had to go to another's B and B across the road for breakfast, had we know this or been told this on arrival we would not have stayed.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Lorna A
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Crown I, General Manager at Crown Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2014

Apologies you weren't very happy with your stay with us I have now updated our page to explain about the breakfast, however our sister b&b we use is only 10 yards over the road from ourselves.
We did look into the lighting mentioned it is a sensor light so am not sure why it did not click in for you.

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Reviewed 8 August 2013

We call in at this pub as it said they had pigeon breasts on the menu, which sounded interesting. however, when we ordered, these were 'off' so I plumped for the fish cakes which it said came with salad. It came in fact with chips (which I rarely eat) and the tiny salad was well wilted under the hot fish cakes. My husband's shepherds' pie also came with chips and salad (also not mentioned) although, of course, it contained potato. Why can one never buy a light lunch in a pub! I hate wasting food.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

Stopped on trip to north Wales - although close to their food closing time they were happy to serve - bob the butchers sausage and mash lovely, steak burger kept daughter happy and Brie bacon and grape sandwich was good. All fresh, all hot - nice place to stop (Parking in NCP round corner)

  • Stayed: July 2013
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1  Thank anne0590
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Crown I, General Manager at Crown Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2014

Thank you for your kind review

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Reviewed 28 June 2013

We stayed at The Crown Inn last week for 2 nights we had a great time, the food was fabulous and so were the staff. The room we had was quiet and peaceful, it was well worth the visit and we will be returning.

Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
Thank Janet_M_13527
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Crown I, General Manager at Crown Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2014

Thank you for your kind review.
We hope to see you again and enjoy hearing about happy customers!

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Reviewed 31 May 2013

Just returned from a week in Rhayader. We had a lovely meal at the Crown on Saturday 25th May. All staff were very friendly and the food was first class. Returned on Tuesday 28th May, the food again was first class again, but the night was not as enjoyable as the first visit. This was due to what I can only describe as a rather surly, rude barman. When I asked for the bill on my first visit I was supplied with printed bill listing all items. When I asked for the bill on my second visit the barman did not supply the printed bill only telling me the total amount. I paid the bill. When I arrived back at my accomodation I had realised I had been overcharged by at least 10%. The barman never gave me a receipt either. Needless to say we never returned to the Crown, but ate elsewhere. Just be warned watch this barman and alway ask for an itemised bill.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank T0ny50
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

Booked this last minute stayed overnight on way down to Builth Wells Spring Fair, the room was lovely shame about the bathroom, need upgrading reminded me of a bathroom in Blackpool's B & B's back in the 80's. The staying accommodation is set away from the main pub which has a great choice of drinks and food, very busy on a Friday night. When shown to our room the pleasant young girl told us breakfast was between 8 and 10 downstairs in the bar, 8am came made our way downstairs but the whole pub was locked up tried phoning but no answer, I remembered that "Morgans" down the road had the same owners so we chanced their only to be told that the breakfast was indeed served their (it would be nice to be given the correct info when checking in) otherwise well worth the money £60 for 2 B & B, would consider staying again

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

We stopped to eat at this pub on Saturday Night 4th May, we received excellent service from the staff. The steak Burger was sublime and food was plenty. So much so we returned on Sunday Night to eat again and ended up staying most of the night. If you are staying in Rhayader then we can highly recommend the crown inn as a place to eat and drink.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Crown Inn

Address: North Street, Rhayader LD6 5BT, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Rhayader
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Rhayader
Price Range: £50 - £79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Crown Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inn with atmosphere, real ales, good selection of house wines, lagers, cider and hot beverages available. Good quality and value for money meals and snacks served lunchtime and evening. Daily Specials and also special offers sometimes available. Bed & Breakfast is available in three en-suite twin rooms, the bathrooms and showers have recently been refurbished and the rooms have flat screen TVs and tea/coffee making facilities.Some off street parking is available for residents.A warm welcome is guaranteed for all customers whether eating, drinking or sleeping. We welcome dogs in our bedrooms however they aren't permitted in our restaurant area. Breakfast is served a few yards away in Ty Morgans which offers a wide range of traditional and alternative breakfast choices ... more   less 
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