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Crown Road, Sturminster Newton DT10 1LN, England
01258 820224
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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
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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
Most recent review
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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