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The Crown

2 High Street, Henlow SG16 6BS, England
+44 (0)1462 812433
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Ranked #1 of 7 restaurants in Henlow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $32
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Henlows The Crown restaurant and pub boasts olde worlde charm, picturesque gardens and a rustic dining room; its also handily located on the A6001, not far from Junction 10 on the A1. The open fire, antique grandfather clock, mismatched vintage chairs and homely bric-a-brac provide a welcoming, traditional pub atmosphere, and the Wi-Fi and easy parking nod to convenience, making The Crown perfect for just about every occasion. Its just as popular for laid-back Sunday roasts with all the trimmings as it is for working lunches and meetings. Head chef Karl Jaques menu is a mixture of traditional pub classics, like fish and chips, scampi or grills, and refined British cuisine, like confit rabbit with turnip, bacon and cider gratin and seasonal greens, using seasonal and regionally sourced items. Chip aficionados will be pleased to know Karl and his team make everything from scratch, including the famous hand cut chips..
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Henlows The Crown restaurant and pub boasts olde worlde charm, picturesque gardens and a rustic dining room; its also handily located on the A6001, not far from Junction 10 on the A1. The open fire, antique grandfather clock, mismatched vintage chairs and homely bric-a-brac provide a welcoming, traditional pub atmosphere, and the Wi-Fi and easy parking nod to convenience, making The Crown perfect for just about every occasion. Its just as popular for laid-back Sunday roasts with all the trimmings as it is for working lunches and meetings. Head chef Karl Jaques menu is a mixture of traditional pub classics, like fish and chips, scampi or grills, and refined British cuisine, like confit rabbit with turnip, bacon and cider gratin and seasonal greens, using seasonal and regionally sourced items. Chip aficionados will be pleased to know Karl and his team make everything from scratch, including the famous hand cut chips..
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

First time was so happy with whole experience, friendly staff, great food and deserts to die for!!! Lovely old building tastefully done. Highly rec.

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Paul W, Owner at The Crown, responded to this review

Hi Glenda “Glenda” Thanks for reviewing us here at The Crown, much appreciated. Regards Paul More

Baldock, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We visited the restaurant for a family meal Online booking easy, staff very helpful and helped with lactose intolerant dessert option Pleasant atmosphere and nice decor The menu options and specials were extensive, varied range of wines and cocktails The food was well presented The sharing platters were fantastic and fresh We did send the venison back as it wasn't... More

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Paul W, Owner at The Crown, responded to this review

Hallo The Evens Family “Family Meal” Thanks for taking the trouble to review us here at The Crown. Great to read you liked our online booking and the staff helpful with your requests. Everything went well it seems and I was pleased to read the one issue was dealt with, as you say with no fuss. Thanks again for reviewing... More

Bedford, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had a meal recently and found the service to be excellent, the food tasty and selection of beers was great. It seemed a tad pricey for some of the dishes or wines and really lacks choice for vegetarians unless you like platters or feta cheese. Good honest food though, we will be back no doubt!

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Paul W, Owner at The Crown, responded to this review

Hi Paul “Nicer than I expected” Thanks for your recent review of us at The Crown. I was really pleased you enjoyed your meals, beers and found the service to be excellent. I did wonder what you were expecting as you said“Nicer than I expected” Please do return soon! Regards Paul More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Another fantastic meal with the family. It's our local pub and we find it hard to find anything else nearby that compares to the quality food, service and drinks offered here. Would and do highly recommend!

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Paul W, Owner at The Crown, responded to this review

Hi Steve “Fantastic as always ” Thanks for reviewing us at The Crown at Henlow! Lovely to read especially as your Local. Nothing more to add Cheers Steve! Regards Paul More

Letchworth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Ate here with friends last week for the first time. The Crown had been recommended to me by several people recently. I thought the pub had a lovely atmosphere and all the staff were friendly and helpful. A nice selection on the menu, although very limited for vegetarians (only one main course choice) and two in our party were vegetarian.... More

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Paul W, Owner at The Crown, responded to this review

Hi There “Hmmm ..... was expecting better” Thanks for taking the trouble to review us at The Crown at Henlow, Oh but what a shame you didn't enjoy your meals with us. However at least you appreciated "the atmosphere and the friendly and helpful staff" Please do try us again! Regards Paul More

Bedford
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

I waited nearly 30 minutes before anybody came up to me! I was doing work so was ok but thinking of other guests who might have received the same service? Food was oily and no taste! Was ok but could be better but loads of staff but no service!

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Paul W, Owner at The Crown, responded to this review

Hi There “Waiting forever” Thanks for writing your 1st review on TripAdvisor what a shame a bad one! I have tried to investigate this one, but you give me little info. You say you were working, so I assume on laptop,maybe the waiting team did not want to disturb you, I again assume you were in the Bar. Sorry you... More

Langford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Have eaten at The Crown many times over the last few years, and have always enjoyed our meals. We booked for a special D-Day menu and have to admit that the chef surpassed himself with an excellently thought out menu with brilliant presentation. The food was a credit to the D-Day veterans, it was not too dear and £5 of... More

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Paul W, Owner at The Crown, responded to this review

Hi Mike “D-Day Delight” Thank you so much for writing your second review of us at The Crown, very much appreciated. Karl and his kitchen brigade will be delighted you enjoyed our D Day Menu! Karl worked so hard in creating and executing this menu and was a sensational success, with some wonderful flavours and surprises. Thanks again Mike for... More

Stotfold
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We have been calling at the crown for the last 6 years for drinks and to eat. Fantastic in a summers evening to sit out as the sun sets and likewise in the winter to curl up on the really comfy seating around the gorgeous wood burner. Only one issue is the lack of veggie options, so please improve to... More

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Paul W, Owner at The Crown, responded to this review

Hi There “Great grub, great atmosphere, whether in or out” Oh thank you so much for your lovely review of us at The Crown @ Henlow. Really nice to read comments from our loyal, regular and valued customers. Will review again our vegetarian offering with Karl our Head Chef ASAP regards Paul More

Grantham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Started well apart from the price. £11.50 for fish and chips!!! I sat outside till my meal was ready then once called I was sat behind the supervisor interviewing for new staff, not pleasant. The food was delivered and a small piece of cod and counting 12 chips. Ok I'm from the north and like a meal but as a... More

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Paul W, Owner at The Crown, responded to this review

Hi There fellow Caterer “Over priced pretentious rubbish” Thanks for taking the trouble to review our Pub & Restaurant, however disappointed you did not enjoy your visit. You are right you were sat in a silly place where we were interviewing for staff , my apologies for this. I know you all, reading out there, are dying to know how... More

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We visited The Crown on Sunday (8th June) after I had spent the day at Champneys. The ambience was lovely and from the minute we walked in, the staff were polite and attentive. Our meals consisted of Scampi (battered not breaded which was a refreshing change) with 3 times cooked chips & pea puree, Venison with assorted veg etc and... More

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Paul W, Owner at The Crown, responded to this review

Hi Claire “Lovely food, atmosphere and staff.” Thank you for lovely review of us here at The Crown at Henlow. Nice to read your comments especially regarding The ambience was lovely and from the minute we walked in, the staff were polite and attentive." Also delighted you enjoyed your meals, thanks for Scampi comments, which is true we are only... More

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