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The Crown at Old Basing

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British, Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub
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The Street, Old Basing, Basingstoke RG24 7BW, England
+44 1256 321424
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 33
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch at The Crown

Several times each year a former colleague and I meet for lunch at The Crown and we are always well looked after, in spite of changes in staff and possibly management. The Crown has a pleasant atmosphere, excellent service and decent food. The menu is not extensive but that is not altogether a bad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Steve C
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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English first
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I went to The Crown for lunch with a friend. We ordered two rolls, one coke and one pt of tea. The rolls were pretty expensive so we imagined they would be fantastic when they arrived...but no...decidedly average with not much else on the plate, a few crisps and a dejected piece of salad. The bill came to £19! I... More 

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Fallon S, Manager at The Crown at Old Basing, responded to this review

Dear Winded Penguin Firstly I would like to express how sorry I am you didn't enjoy your visit to The Crown. We feel our Home-made Bread rolls are a substantial size and that are Various fillings are quite generous and of great value for less than £7. I am a little confused, our rolls are companied by home-made coleslaw and... More 

hampshire uk
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

non existent service , mediocre food and an expensive price. I think this pub must survive on its location. When we went it was nearly empty, and we were not even asked if we were ok or wanted anything else .

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Fallon S, Manager at The Crown at Old Basing, responded to this review

Dear Zoidd Firstly I would like to express my sincerest apologies regarding the service you received on your recent visit to The Crown. We Pride ourselves on service here so reading your report deeply saddens me. I would really appreciate a telephone call or an e-mail from you so we can discuss the particulars, so I can identify and implement... More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Several times each year a former colleague and I meet for lunch at The Crown and we are always well looked after, in spite of changes in staff and possibly management. The Crown has a pleasant atmosphere, excellent service and decent food. The menu is not extensive but that is not altogether a bad thing and although occasionally we are... More 

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Reading, UK
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The Crown has been a favourite for myself and friends for some time. Went here with my father and we both got the burger, and were both really happy with it. The service couldn't have been friendlier. We've also had the roast dinner here which was very nice, plentiful servings. Goes down really well with a bottle of red wine.... More 

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Oxford, England
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Came here for lunch and was immensely impressed by the friendly staff and the delicious, fresh food. There was a lovely, quiet atmosphere and the small menu had lots of tempting things.... the salad that came was fresh and crunchy, and the side order of pork crackling (in huge quantities) was simply amazing! Will definitely return.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Well overdue a review for this fantastic pub... The Crown was hands-down my favourite pub when I lived near Basingstoke. The food was consistently excellent, the staff were always so attentive, knowledgeable and friendly, and the prices reflected the quality of the overall experience. I've taken friends, boyfriends, and parents here and it's been brilliant every time. Once when there... More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Had a fantastic meal at the crown it was our second visit this year the scotch egg was wonderful as was my burger they also keep a great celler the tribute was great as good as I get in padstow the service also is very very good

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This seems like a nice pub in a quaint village and a good place to stop in for a pint when doing the walk to/around Old Basing House or when in the neighbourhood. However, it seems to be very much about the food only, so if you can manage to get a table or seat at the small remaining bar,... More 

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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Great service, very special pub food and a fab setting in a quiet village. Not too pricey. I Love it here and will definitely be returning

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A short walk from our home in Hampshire and ideal for a summers evening dinner for two. Lovely classic English pub food, well cooked and presented and a nice selection of wines with well kept beers.

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Additional Information about The Crown at Old Basing

Address: The Street, Old Basing, Basingstoke RG24 7BW, England
Phone Number: +44 1256 321424
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Basingstoke  >  Old Basing
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 47
Cuisine: British, Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub

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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: +44 1256 321424

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 47
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: British, Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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