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“new years day lunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Crown Inn at Roecliffe

The Crown Inn at Roecliffe
Roecliffe, Boroughbridge YO51 9LY, England
01423 322300
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Price range: $0 - $51
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
York, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“new years day lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Went here with friends to celebrate 2013 - the meal was faultless - superb - wonderful ambience about the place - have had sunday lunch here several times and most enoyable - great selection on the menu - good wines.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
UK
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lovely pub but disappointing food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

This was a Christmas evening treat for my mother who was visiting us from London. I had been recommended to the Crown. Our welcome was courteous but not warm. The pub is a delightful 16th century coaching house and had bags of atmosphere, beautifully candlelit and lovely and warm on a wet winter's night. We had plenty of time to digest the menu and were not rushed throughout the whole evening. We began the meal with starters, a gorgeous creamy crab soup*, a prawn and crayfish cocktail and a blue cheese soufflé. All very tasty. *Although no soup spoon was brought when it was served. A rather glaring oversight. Our mains were a chicken and mushroom risotto and a mixed pork platter for 2. The risotto was incredibly disappointing as was the pork platter. The pork loin with crackling was basically a very large pork chop, little crackling and as we were given no steak knife, it was just impossible to cut the meat with a normal knife. I do like al dente vegetables but the brussel sprouts were like little bullets, and almost uncooked. We did not have a dessert or coffee. Whilst the starters were excellent, I was very disappointed with the mains we ordered. We may have chosen wrongly, but I can only rate our food. As an aside, the gentleman's toilet had no dryer or paper towels when I visited during the evening. For a pub restaurant striving to keep up it's good reputation I hope these points are seen as valid ones.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“After 4 visits I can safely say this is a 5 star restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

I have eaten here twice at lunch time and twice at dinner and both have been fantastic, the food is second to none.

The service is also fantastic and the atmosphere with the fireplace very warm and welcoming.

You MUST have dessert if you visit, it is truly a delight!

Thanks again :)

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wetherby
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Service was really poor”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

8 of us had a table booked for 7pm on Christmas Eve. The greeting was luke warm, it was almost 30 minutes before they took our drinks order and the starters took over an hour to arrive. After that there where no other tables occupied as everyone else had dined and left so no excuse for bad service but still they avoided our attention and we left after 3.5 hours with me having to find someone to ask for the bill. Maybe they where pre-occupied preparing the other dining rooms for Christmas Day but if that was the case then they should never of took our booking. On this occasion the service was really poor and to be trueful some of the food wasn't much better. They wont get my business again!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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leeds
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Below par monday lunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Usually very good here but slow service coupled with cold fish and chips & undercooked batter gave us the Mondays blues.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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