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The Crown at Old Basing

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Contemporary, British, Gastropub
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The Street, Old Basing, Basingstoke RG24 7BW, England
01256 321424
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Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 174
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Sunday Lunch

We booked for 4 for lunch on Sunday not ever having been to the Crown before, and we were pleasantly surprised. The look of the pub and interior is dated and tired. But the staff are very cheery and pleasant. We chose main courses only and had the roast beef and fish and chips. The service was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Caz28210
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Godalming, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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291 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Godalming, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We booked for 4 for lunch on Sunday not ever having been to the Crown before, and we were pleasantly surprised. The look of the pub and interior is dated and tired. But the staff are very cheery and pleasant. We chose main courses only and had the roast beef and fish and chips. The service was very quick! The... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have eaten here several times in the past 12 months. It is very variable. Can be good, can be very average. Menu changes but generally similar dishes, and choice if you ignore steaks is a bit limited. The bar room has lots of character and a few covers, the restaurant despite an overhaul is still rather bland. Service is... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I have eaten here twice on business and have enjoyed by visit both times. Good local ales and excellent food. The menu was a little strange in that the starters and the mains were like 2 different establishments - unusual and interesting starters and classic mains. But all very tasty!

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Hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Lived near Old Basing for 25 years yet this was first time visited to meet a business colleague at lunch time. Choice of food was excellent and what we chose looked great and could have been great. My companion chose a scotch egg - but when she was not yet half way through decided she couldn't eat any more because... More 

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Hampshire
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We have visited this pub for a meal twice now. Both trips were at lunchtime and both were well served, good customer service, lovely quality food and good customer service. We have tried the home made burger and chips and cod and chips. Great triple cooked chips, lovely crispy, light batter on the fish and the burger was delicious with... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The food is lovely well cooked and very nice staff!! The portions are a good size and a good choice. Recommend

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We have visited the Crown a number of times over the last few months and each time have been met with friendly chatty staff. After sampling the ham hock and egg roll one lunch time we decided to try the fish and chips on a return visit a few weeks later. Both were superbly cooked and tasted fantastic, service was... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Four of us went out for dinner and all four of us enjoyed all three course and the service too. This may be what you expect but it is often not the case as all four of us have different tastes. The service was very good attentive but not over bearing and the comments passed were very appropriate rather than... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Decided to visit this pub after reading an article about it in Sainsburys magazine. Was a bit disconcerted by some of the reviews on Trip advisor but we were very glad we went. Had a very friendly welcome from a young woman and she found us a table in a very busy restaurant . We were immediately brought our drinks... More 

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Hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Living in Old Basing we regularly pop in to The Crown and always have fantastic food there. We recently booked a to have a meal with friends at Christmas. We chose from a wonderful selection of food on their special Christmas menu. This was not your standard Pub Christmas menu with the usual Turkey, Salmon, or Mushroom option but an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Street, Old Basing, Basingstoke RG24 7BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Basingstoke  >  Old Basing
  • Phone Number: 01256 321424

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 52
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, British, Gastropub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?