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The Crown at Old Basing

The Street, Old Basing, Basingstoke RG24 7BW, England
01256 321424
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Ranked #1 of 5 restaurants in Old Basing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $52
Cuisines: Contemporary, British, Gastropub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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English first
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Came here from Trip Advisor recommendations. Was not disappointed. Good range of food from both menus. We sat outside as it was a nice day and there was a good atmosphere in the garden. Would certainly return if I was in the area.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Went here for Sunday lunch today, and as a late celebration of my 40th birthday. There were 4 of us plus my 3 year old daughter and we were all catered for brilliantly. The staff were warm and welcoming, the menu was great and the food was superb! Would definitely recommend!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The food here was delicious and there was plenty of it, however the service was extremely slow despite the fact that we seemed to be the only ones in the restaurant. I would go again but they need to speed up the service to support the excellent food.

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Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Had dinner here one evening with friends. Have been here before and know the food is good. We only had a main course and the restaurant was not busy. Someone eventually came to take our order but we had not been given the menus. We had to wait ages for the food and make an effort to find someone to... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My daughter was cycling by and reckoned that this was just the place to celebrate her birthday , albeit slightly early. So on the first Sunday in August five of us gathered here again in the steep but atmospheric back garden with drinks on a glorious sunny day. Then inside in the restaurant,three of us took starters although two shared... More

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Basingstoke
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was one of the best pub meals I've eaten anywhere, the service was excellent, though the decor looked a little tired. If you can ignore the 80s decor a bit, the food was outstanding.

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tadley
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

we went to old basing to see the house.not lot left oliver cromwells men made a good job of it.still a very nice village to visit.bit like midsummer murders.the Crown is on right pass the house.had a very warm welcome.very old english oak beams the lot.odd chairs very rustic.the menu was very good was hard put to choose.could have eaten... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We saw there was a 3 course menu for £20 for the Hampshire Fare. Have eaten here once before and thought it was quite pricey so was keen to try this menu. Table was booked for 2 people at 7.45. Arrived a few minutes before this and were offered a drink. Told there was no rush, wander through when we... More

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We spent several happy hours in the beautiful garden with our small children. The food was delicious, menu creative and service fabulous. I highly recommend making a visit.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I eat here fairly regularly and the food is always super as well as friendly, helpful, fun staff, what more could you want!

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