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Crown Road, Sturminster Newton DT10 1LN, England
01258 820224
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food in a lovely setting

Good hearty well presented food from a comprehensive menu. Loely setting with friendly and helpful staff. Thoroughly enjoyed. Will return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
RobertHudson01
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good hearty well presented food from a comprehensive menu. Loely setting with friendly and helpful staff. Thoroughly enjoyed. Will return.

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

our family stayed here last weekend and we felt overall rather let down. The staff in general seemed preoccupied on other matters and we were asked on two spectate occasions, as we were a large group to accept a smaller menu or all have the same breakfast. We accepted the smaller menu for The evening meal,thinking this would ensure a... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is a really nice hotel... Not great but really nice, as it does look a little tired in places. Ambiance in the bar and reception area is enhanced by having 2 open fires. Have to mention Clare... Without an i, who was fantastic, really helpful in helping me find another hotel as the Crown was fully booked on the... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Lighter menu was lighter than expected (more small chid portion ) Pate starter on evening menu was very lacking in flavour considering it was meant to contain horseradish but was a good consistently Nice steady pub food

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We decided to try the advertised "Food Around the World" night. This is a buffet (eat all you can for £10.95) of foods from all over the world. The foods on offer were from India, Morocco, Italy, France, USA, Caribbean and Turkey (the Country, not the poultry). Alongside these main dishes were accompanying side dishes. Starters were Parsnip & Parmesan... More 

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Sturminster Newton, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The atmosphere was cosy and the service was good, but for £9.50 per person we expected a good quality Sunday lunch. What can I say about the "roast" potatoes?? They were obviously reheated and needed a chainsaw to cut and muscles of steel to chewing. On complaining to the waiter we were told that the chef knew there was a... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Good selection of specials - which were! Fine wine list at affordable prices. Comfortable and traditional atmosphere. Obviously used by locals as well as the travelling guests.

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Berkshire, England
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140 reviews 140 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

we came here for a meal recently but found it very quiet on the night we visited. the service was adequate but there were times when we did feel as if we had been given the bare minimum, especially after the main course. We had cod in Cajun batter and the vegetable curry. The vegetable curry was good, with rice... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We ate in the restaurant on two nights when staying at the pub the food was great in a very convivial atmosphere

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Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

All the food our party tried was lovely but for a quick snack you can't go far wrong with their cheesy chips - the onion rings aren't too bad either. Just wish I'd had chance to try the Hunters Burger...next time for sure!

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  • Address: Crown Road, Sturminster Newton DT10 1LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Sturminster Newton
  • Phone Number: 01258 820224

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