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Debdale Hill | Old Dalby, Melton Mowbray LE14 3LF, England
01664823134
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating
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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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great local pub...

I have been to the Crown a few times now, and each time have found the staff, food and atmosphere to be great. It's a traditional local pub, with good food, beers and the 2 guys who run the place (Mike & Phil) are very friendly. The garden area is very large and well presented, with plenty of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2013
Andy G
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26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Took a trip out to The Crown Inn yesterday having read the reviews on this page. The place was completely deserted and had been closed for a few weeks according to a local. Nothing in the windows to suggest that this was temporary. A bit disappointing!

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Durham Uk
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

This is our second visit in 6 months. We just called in at 8pm on a Thursday. The pub was warm and welcoming with logs fires in each little room. The food was fantastic, langoustines to start, then the duck. Beautifully cooked with lovely jus and veg. Extra onion rings - so light and tasty - and the chips. Staff... More 

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We are local to The Crown and eat there regularly, because it is simply the best eating place for miles around. We do like to eat well, and only tend to eat at 'high quality' places, where the food is something special that we couldn't make ourselves. We are very lucky, therefore, to have such a place within very easy... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We live locally and were very disappointed a few years ago when The Crown closed down. It eventually reopened and changed hands several times never achieving the standards it had reached in the past. However towards the end of 2012 Mike and Phil took over the running of the place and its better than ever. Really good food with a... More 

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Nottingham, England
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This pub was suggested by a local lady and we're glad she did. Attentive service, lovely food and excellent value - an unexpected pleasure on a rainy day.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

After a long wet walk and some difficulty finding the pub, the experience was well worth the wait. We were welcomed into the bar area where open fire was burning. We ordered drinks and were ushered into a snug at the other side of the bar and a fire was lit there too. My pint of Draught Bass was excellent,... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Four of us visited for dinner, we are not regulars but have made several previous visits over recent years usually for a birthday or anniversary celebration, returning in the expectation of certain reliable standards and value. It is with some regret that we report this as a disappointing dining experience. Probably the most annoying feature of our meal was the... More 

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I have been to the Crown a few times now, and each time have found the staff, food and atmosphere to be great. It's a traditional local pub, with good food, beers and the 2 guys who run the place (Mike & Phil) are very friendly. The garden area is very large and well presented, with plenty of tables and... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We eat out, at least, once a week and stopped going to The Crown about 18 months ago due to the poor quality. After reading the reviews in May and June, and the news that the old chef had returned, we were really looking forward to eating at The Crown again. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed. It says something when... More 

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TheCrownOldDalby, Owner at The Crown Inn, responded to this review

We're very sorry that you didn't enjoy your experience with us. If you would like to contact us directly with some more specific feedback we would very much appreciate it. Thanks Mike, Phill and the team More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Recently me and my family decided to give The Crown Inn a second chance after a really terrible meal and awful experience last year. We were all a bit apprehensive about returning, hoping our previous encounter was just a one off bad time. On arrival we found out there had been a change in ownership and you can really tell,... 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: 01664823134

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Description

Village pub, serving modern British cuisine from a la carte, lunch and bar menus. Great for walkers
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 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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