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The Crown

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My local, not great but does the job

This has been my local for the 15 years I've lived in St Albans and despite the big refurb of a few... read more

Reviewed November 18, 2018
MartinD09
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Welwyn, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great Pork Belly

Hadn't eaten here before and really enjoyed our evening. We both had pork belly, with veg and mash... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2017
TravellinTomS
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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Nov 18, 2018
“My local, not great but does the job”
Jan 29, 2019
“Fantastic Function Room”
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Welcome to the beautiful Crown in St Albans, a charming pub with real character and a warm welcome for locals and visitors alike. Offering an extensive selection of rare premium spirits, real ales, new craft beers and fine wines. Our dishes are...more
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144-146 Hatfield Road | Herts, St. Albans AL1 4JA, England
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Reviewed January 29, 2019

We celebrated my husband's 40th birthday at The Crown, hiring the lovely private function room. We had a truly fantastic evening. The team at The Crown were extremely accommodating when planning our event and all went very smoothly on the night. Thank you very much...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Naomi K
Stuartwarren73, General Manager at The Crown, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2019

Thank you for a lovely review and really glad you had a great night.

Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

Popped in on my way home for a bite to eat. Had the worst macaroni cheese of my life.. bland, tasteless and a small portion to boot. This pub restaurant punches above its weight. Good selection of beer though.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Stuartwarren73, General Manager at The Crown, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2018

Hi there, Thank you for your review. I am saddened to hear that you wasn’t satisfied with your food at The Crown. I will pass your comments on to our supplier, as it is important that we deliver good quality food. I hope this hasn’t...More

Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

This has been my local for the 15 years I've lived in St Albans and despite the big refurb of a few years ago, don't think it has changed that much. This is not a bad pub and the staff are always pretty decent, in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MartinD09
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

This is actually a nice pub however three of us visited for food on a Saturday night. Literally one minute past eight we were told we could not order food. No signs to tell you when food stops and the kitchen would not do any...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Stuartwarren73, General Manager at The Crown, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2018

Hi David, thank you for your feedback. We do apologise that on your visit to us our kitchen was not taking food orders at that current time. Unfortunately we had a very large function that we were catering for and as this food was going...More

Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Rude barman, sterile heavy atmosphere. Not really a traditional pub atmosphere, staff uptight. The food menu quite posh, overall best avoided, far too many other options locally for friendly atmosphere with traditional pub grub.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TomP2013
Stuartwarren73, Manager at The Crown, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

Hi there, I am sorry to read your review and this would be something I would like to address immediately. Would it be possible for you to email me direct at crownhotel@outlook.com I would be grateful if I could discuss your review with you. Stuart

Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Booked a table today at 6:00pm (Mother’s Day), they can’t find our booking and said we have to wait for 60 minutes for the food. The young man at the reception was rude and refused to give us his name. This restaurant intentionally over-booked and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Stuart W, General Manager at The Crown, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Dear Sir/Madame, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for bringing the matter to our attention. Your feedback is important and will be taken seriously and is crucial to improving our service. I can only apologise for your experience at The...More

Reviewed March 6, 2018

Held daughter's 40th birthday party for 40 guests including children. Stuart (manager) and Ton (assistant manger) were brilliant throughout the whole proceedings On the day the food was exceptionally good and delivered to time whilst the room we hired was perfect for our needs including...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2017

Food was really good. We had the Sunday lamb roast and chicken burger. Service was good. Nice cozy pub. We were initially unsure whether to try it out after reading some of negative reviews but glad we did in the end. It was a nice...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 15, 2017

Hadn't eaten here before and really enjoyed our evening. We both had pork belly, with veg and mash, which was delicious! You don't need a starter if you're having this. Nice, relaxed atmosphere at the back of the pub, away from the TVs. It's still...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

After a few poor meals at the Crown I've only used it for drinks recently. But I was really hungry so ordered a chicken burger. I'm guessing they have a new chef! The burger was really good and nice chips and coleslaw. Please please please...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Jannerbloke
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Yes we do. Proudly display it in the front of the pub.
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Unfortunately we don't have parking. But there is plenty of parking on Clarence road or 3 free hours in Clarence Park (don't forget to get a ticket at the machine in the park)
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