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Debdale Hill | Old Dalby, Melton Mowbray LE14 3LF, England
441664820320
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Description: Village pub, serving modern British cuisine from a la carte, lunch and bar...
Village pub, serving modern British cuisine from a la carte, lunch and bar menus. Great for walkers
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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Difficult to fault

In a nutshell, I liked the new and improved Crown Inn. All very cosy, smart and welcoming. Excellent menu choice and service .The food was good too, although I stuck to the normal pub offering of burger with cheese etc. I enjoyed it and my wife also liked her honey roast ham. I'm looking forward... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
832rono
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Sheffield
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to melton for the day and decided to eat at the crown for lunch. A lovely building, excellent decor and a very well done out garden. We had a pulled pork burger and a steak sandwich, both were excellent and beautifully presented. On top of the great food, the 2 waitresses were excellent and couldn't do enough. All... More 

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Thank Grenhouse85
Leicester
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here with friends on a weekday - this is the last one in a group of four restaurants and probably the best. The food and service was excellent and good value. Difficult to find so take the sat nav but placquards are in the vilage to guide you there. Unfortunately the menus do not change a lot between... More 

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Thank Tillydot22
Leicester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sunday lunch. 2 of our party were late. Katie was patient and attentive & gave us a superb lunch! I asked for anything smoked & was given a divine smoked trout dish, even though it wasn't on the menu. We shared the crab main as a starter, amongst other things. It was divine. The chicken was succulent & tasty. The... More 

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1 Thank SunGods
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff are caring, attentive, welcoming, and in tune with odd dietary requirements, i.e.. gluten free, meat free etc. and check with kitchen on every request and even make suggestions! Will be back very soon.

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3 Thank DiLovett
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a rather extended business lunch here, as the staff and atmosphere were delightful it was difficult to leave! Friendly, comfortable and beautiful deco, it really is hard to find fault! Lovely food, with a good menu. Shall definitely return, but next time with friends and wine!!

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Thank WineLover1983
Leicester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

In a nutshell, I liked the new and improved Crown Inn. All very cosy, smart and welcoming. Excellent menu choice and service .The food was good too, although I stuck to the normal pub offering of burger with cheese etc. I enjoyed it and my wife also liked her honey roast ham. I'm looking forward to another visit.

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Thank 832rono
Sileby, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

After hearing The Crown had reopened and was boasting a smoke pit, I was rather excited. The new range in long, slow cooked deep flavours really floats my boat. Meal choice was therefore easy, the smokehouse sharer which boasts brisket, belly pork and fried chicken. The best description I can muster is average. The smoked meats were really fairly shallow... More 

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Thank TheJormungandr
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Having read all the reviews I was expecting something really good. However, the food was truly awful. My starter of 'goat's cheese mousse' looked, and tasted, like a hastily squeezed out portion of cream cheese - bland, utterly unexciting and surrounded by some bits of green salad leaves that looked as if they'd been thrown on the plate. No bread... More 

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1 Thank Hilary V
Melton Mowbray
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Very good menu that gives a choice of sharing platters and dishes that can be eaten more as tapas. Lovely surprise to see it as a smokehouse too. Shared the starting platter which was delicious. Staff young and could do with more training but they were polite and tried hard. Landlord very welcoming.

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Thank Christine L
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Enjoyed a very pleasant Sunday lunch in this buzzing and clearly very popular gastro pub. The building is down a small road and has clearly gone through an extensive, imaginative and thorough restoration. The car park was full and is far too narrow for a double row of cars and the inevitable large cars that such an establishment attracts. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Debdale Hill | Old Dalby, Melton Mowbray LE14 3LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Melton Mowbray
  • Phone Number: 441664820320

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

Description

Village pub, serving modern British cuisine from a la carte, lunch and bar menus. Great for walkers
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?