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The Crispin Inn Restaurant And Bar

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Persian, Caribbean, Sandwiches, English, Pub
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High Street, Sandwich CT13 9EA, England
+44 1304 621967
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Dating from 1491 The Crispin Inn, situated in the historic Cinqueport of...
Dating from 1491 The Crispin Inn, situated in the historic Cinqueport of Sandwich, retains the old world charm of the traditional English Pub.With open fires beamed ceilings wooden floors,plus a riverside patio.Serving traditional English food alongside world cuisine.Superb wines and exellent local wines.And a fantastic selection of Hand pulled Real ales.Topped off with a warm welcome
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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great lunch in the sunshine!

Popped in here for a quick bite to eat on a sunny lunch time when we were passing. Sat outside on a lovely sheltered patio and had some lovely snacks. There is a full lunch menu as well as light bites.Will return and next time, will explore the menu more when we have more time

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Gill L
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Deal, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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147 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Called in on the bank holiday at lunch time before it got busy. My husband ordered a spicy mexican burger which he said was very nice. I went for a salmon and broccoli tart which came with new potatoes and salad. However when it came out it was cold in the middle and I had to send it back. It... More 

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Tmw4, Owner at The Crispin Inn Restaurant And Bar, responded to this review

Thank for your feedback, i did mention in the previous review, which was on the same day that the young lady serving you was only on her second weekend and is still learning,and has to fine tune her ability to give customers full attention.something she will pick up quickly, im sure. i know as a customer this is not the... More 

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Visited today as a spur of the moment lunch for a table for 4. Received a very lack lustre welcome from the woman at the bar which could only be described as a strained smile with no warmth at all. Shown to a table, given no advice to specials available. We ordered drinks they came, again no communication or interaction... More 

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Tmw4, Owner at The Crispin Inn Restaurant And Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this to our attention,Im very sorry that you did not experience the service that we are known for, if you read back there are lots of positive comments about the friendly staff and good service. which makes reading this very disappointing. Nothing has changed in the last year, we have had a lot of personnel changes... More 

Deal, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Popped in here for a quick bite to eat on a sunny lunch time when we were passing. Sat outside on a lovely sheltered patio and had some lovely snacks. There is a full lunch menu as well as light bites.Will return and next time, will explore the menu more when we have more time

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Tmw4, Owner at The Crispin Inn Restaurant And Bar, responded to this review

Hi Gill The patio area is a lovely spot when the weather is favorable, its a nice place to sit and lunch over looking the river. we have lots of things happening in the summer that you can watch out for as you domt live too far away. we look forward to seeing you on your return Pam and Terry More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Only popped in for one drink but we loved the feel of this place and received a very warm welcome. When we come back we will def be trying some Jerk chicken.

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Tmw4, Owner at The Crispin Inn Restaurant And Bar, responded to this review

Elaine Glad you liked the feel of the place,and we look forward to seeing you next time and im sure youll love the jerk chicken, its very popular many thanks Pam and Terry More 

Sandwich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Although we live within 5 minutes walk of the pub we haven't eaten there since before the last Open Golf took place in Sandwich....so that was ages ago. Since then the inside of the pub has been spruced up, and the menu is somewhat different - in a good way. Our guest had the lamb shank (from the British menu)... More 

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Tmw4, Owner at The Crispin Inn Restaurant And Bar, responded to this review

Thank you Eleanor for your very kind review and for trying us again. Things have changed a bit since those early days, and i hope we have found a niche to compliment all the good dining options you have in Sandwich. It was nice to see you tried all the different options between you and were happy with them all.... More 

Dartford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Arrived late for dinner but were looked after and welcomed. My husband had slow roasted jerk pork, callalo and rice. Served with "fire water" gravy that he loved. I had a burger and fantastic chips. . Starters mains and desserts were attractive,fresh warm and tasty. Pleased, great value and delicious. Ps going back tonight!

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Tmw4, Owner at The Crispin Inn Restaurant And Bar, responded to this review

Hi Janet i remember your visit, and your husbands kind words at the time quote "its not often i choose something from a menu and don't wish i had tried something else afterwards" And your comment about the fire water made us smile. And true to your word you returned the following night. thank you for taking the time to... More 

westgate on sea
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

had sunday roast on 10th May, actual food was good but a shame it was just too cold, the plates were cold which didn't help the situation. Desserts were good. Overall service mediocre compared to majority of places I have been to, although one staff member was clearly new and to an extent understandable.Would I return...have to say probably no.

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Tmw4, Owner at The Crispin Inn Restaurant And Bar, responded to this review

We are sorry that you found your food not be warm enough, it is something we could have remedied at the time,if you had mentioned it to us during your visit. Our kitchen is situated upstairs and serviced by a lift.something we inherited. you were correct the young lady serving you was new, our priority is to get the food... More 

Broadstairs, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

What a super old English pub with first class service. Went on Bank Holiday week end with a dog and only expected to be able to grab a snack but the chap behind the bar (seemed to be the boss) let us use a small room and the food was really good - the chips were massive again - they... More 

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Tmw4, Owner at The Crispin Inn Restaurant And Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very for your kind words I see this is your second review and you have marked us up a little which is very satisfying. The chips are just regular potatoes from local farms and hand cut, and the pale ale you mention is Special Relationship from Mad Cat brewery in Faversham , who also brew our bespoke Crispin... More 

Broadstairs, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Having had a fabulous boat ride for seal spotting from the quay, we popped in for a bite to eat. We decided on the burgers and hand cut chips. The chips were enormous, crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The burgers were big and juicy with a lovely amount of melted cheese. The garnish side salad was... More 

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Tmw4, Owner at The Crispin Inn Restaurant And Bar, responded to this review

Perhaps you need to have a walk before you eat next time Sooz, build up an appetite. Its very nice of you to take time to give a review,and pleased you enjoyed your lunch, The Caribbean menu will be waiting for you on your next visit.And im sure you will find it interesting many thanks Pam and terry More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

First visit to this pub and it won't be the last. Made to feel very welcome, as was our 9 months old labradoodle. I had the goat curry with sweet dumpling and it was gorgeous. My wife had the veggie chilli which was very tasty without being too hot. Would recommend

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Tmw4, Owner at The Crispin Inn Restaurant And Bar, responded to this review

Glad you both enjoyed your meal with us Bob, our Caribbean menu is very popular, and we get a lot of return customers for it.Its also nice to hear you felt welcome at The Crispin which is always our aim. we look forward to seeing you on your next visit Pam and Terry More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street, Sandwich CT13 9EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Sandwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 621967

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Persian, Caribbean, Sandwiches, English, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Dating from 1491 The Crispin Inn, situated in the historic Cinqueport of Sandwich, retains the old world charm of the traditional English Pub.With open fires beamed ceilings wooden floors,plus a riverside patio.Serving traditional English food alongside world cuisine.Superb wines and exellent local wines.And a fantastic selection of Hand pulled Real ales.Topped off with a warm welcome
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?