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The Crown

11 High Street | Shrivenham, Swindon SN6 8AN, England
01793 784584
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Ranked #41 of 288 restaurants in Swindon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Mar 23, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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95% Recommend
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English first
Hampshire, England
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 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... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 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..

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New Forest
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 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 .

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 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.... More

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Highworth, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

After dropping by a couple of times on Friday nights on the off chance and finding it full, we booked and got seats on a Saturday night without a problem - seems you can never tell which nights are going to be busy (incl mid-week) according to the owners so if you are driving to Shrivenham it's always worth phoning... More

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

on my way to seeing relatives i was tipped off about the crown by a friend.I do like my roast dinners and the beef didnt disappoint,excelent service by Brian and his wife Wendy and all the staff only disappointment was i could not have a drink because i was driving.I left a happy camper thanks guys

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Swindon, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Went for a late mothers day meal, sat next to a very cold area of the place, could not move due to it being very busy, that said the food was nice and the atmosphere is good, service not excellent so no need to tip this place as you tip the waiters for the job they do, in this instance... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

we did feel a little let down by the food. Had the Sunday roast and was a bit disappointed after seeing the reviews on here (which was one of the main reasons we visited). It was good, but must admit I expected a little better, perhaps my expectations were raised too high. Decent pint, very friendly and obliging staff and... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

The title of my review links to our frustration in trying to find that seemingly simple thing-a pub/restaurant that has great food and service. Why is it so hard? Visited The Crown with two friends and had a lovely time, mostly punctuated with each of us saying 'Mmmm delicious' and 'how's your meal, it looks gorgeous' which roughly translated meant... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Having been a customer at the Crown since its re-opening a couple of years ago, its still my favourite in the village, and where I like to visit as often as possible. The Crown is a small family run business, bistro style setting, with a seasonally changing menu of great food. The service is fantastic, as Brian and Wendy make... More

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