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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Bishop's Waltham
The Crown Inn is a charming 16th Century coaching inn situated in St. Georges Square near the centre of Bishops Waltham, a delightful small country town set in the heart of the beautiful Hampshire countryside in the Meon valley.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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Flatscreen TV
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Hair dryer
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Gill183 wrote a review Oct 2020
Bishops Waltham15 contributions15 helpful votes
It’s ages since we ate at the Crown or even had a drink, we’ve not used pubs or restaurants much over last few months. We met friends for a light lunch. They seem really well organised around Covid security and all the waiting staff wear masks. Tables distanced etc. Waiting staff efficient. However, the food we had was mediocre. The chicken liver pate was nowhere near as nice as when I last had it..rather tasteless and very soft texture.the relish with it was also tasteless. The chips were flabby. The bit of salad Garnish on the plate tired and inedible. The water bottle we had was dirty. The table had not been properly wiped clean. The merlot was fine though but there’s not much that can go wrong with a bottle that just needs opening. Sorry Crown you do let yourselves down, it’s not like it was very busy. The building itself is always nice to be in but why bother when food standards so low ? I’ll stick to just a drink in future.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Chris Garrett, General Manager at The Crown Inn
Responded Oct 12, 2020
thanks for taking the time to review. we will feedback your comments regarding the food to the kitchen team, and please accept our apologies that this wasn't to our usual standard. we are launching our new menu next week, and we hope to see you again in the future to try us again. Kind Regards Chris
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Neil C wrote a review Oct 2020
Bishop's Waltham, United Kingdom63 contributions25 helpful votes
Stopped in to have some refreshments and use the wifi facilities to catch up on my admin . Staff and management where consistently rude and unhelpful , demanding I order via an app even though it didn't work on my tablet! The whole unpleasant experience was topped off when I was accosted outside the premises by a member off staff for supposedly not paying my bill ( no apology was made for this embarrassing incident) In summary , this establishment is in a shambolic state ,possibly due to poor training on the new COVID system they have put in place . I would avoid until they get a grip with it .
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from Chris Garrett, General Manager at The Crown Inn
Responded Oct 12, 2020
Thankyou for taking the time to write us a review, I am sorry to hear you feel that your experience was unpleasant, however I can assure you all our staff are friendly, fully trained and up to date with the new covid19 guidelines. Our new ordering app has received some great reviews as you can see from the other comments. We look forward to possibly seeing you again, safe travels.
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UKLiz wrote a review Sep 2020
Norwich, United Kingdom29 contributions23 helpful votes
We are just back from a 4night B&B stay. Overall we had a nice stay and the staff are lovely and very efficient in their jobs. You will need to pay your bill on entry and they then charge any tabs to that same card at the end of your stay. There were a couple of niggles for us though. Our room (6) had a horrible smell to it from day 1 but I have a very good sense of smell and my husband didn't notice anything. However on the second day he could smell it as well and each time we went in there. We think it must've been damp from the bathroom due to a lack of natural ventilation. Also, I used soo much water (hope they're not on a meter!) as although the shower is powerful and hot, the spray jets are blocked and spray everywhere-bit of a mare when you have long thick hair that you need to get shampoo out of etc as it took a while! The weather also changed while we were there and our room got really cold (as was the pub at times)-we found an electric heater in the cupboard on our last morning though, didnt think to look before then! 🤦‍♀️ We stayed during new covid restrictions and had no concerns on that front-all of the staff are very good at implementing and enforcing the new rules (face masks on when not at table etc). Tables etc instantly cleaned as people leave before others can sit down, everything table service. We found the food pricing a bit on the high side for what you got and portion size varied quite a bit depending on the meal. Breakfast was very nice but again inconsistent on portion size/presentation depending on who the chef was that day. The pub itself oozes history and has a nice feeling about it and the staff do it justice. The carpark is across the road and you will be given a code by staff for the barrier when you want to leave. It was a good base for us as walkers and we had a couple of lovely meals out in Bishops Waltham as well.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Chris Garrett, General Manager at The Crown Inn
Responded Oct 12, 2020
Thankyou for the 4 star review, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and found the staff helpful and efficient. Your feedback with be taken on board regarding the issues you have raised. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards.
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F0nz13 wrote a review Sep 2020
Southampton, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
Came for a lunch date with my partner. We had a sandwich each, some chips to share and calamari. Chips were beautifully cooked and the calamari was one of the best I have ever tasted!! I feel the sandwich filling could have been better, it didn’t reach the edges and there was a lot of bread without filling but the flavour was spot on. All staff encountered were extremely friendly and lovely. Overall I would definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Chris Garrett, General Manager at The Crown Inn
Responded Sep 22, 2020
Thankyou for taking the time to write a great review! We look forward to seeing you soon.
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Sarah Smith wrote a review Sep 2020
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Amazing place! Lots of character and amazing staff! Really enjoyed the food. Overall the experience was fantastic. The rooms could of done with a small touch up. But other than that the stay was wonderful
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Kenny Dryden, General Manager at The Crown Inn
Responded Sep 22, 2020
thank you so much for the amazing review! we are so pleased to see you enjoyed everything, and will take your feedback on the room onboard. we really look forward to seeing you again in the near future!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Crown Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Crown Inn?
Nearby attractions include Bishop's Waltham Palace (0.2 miles) and Merchant Of Magic (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Crown Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Crown Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Crown Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Crown Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Friends Refined Indian Cuisine, Piccola Roma, and Giorgio's Mediterranean Restaurant and Bar.
Is The Crown Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.06 miles away from the center of Bishop's Waltham.
Are there any historical sites close to The Crown Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Bishop's Waltham Palace (0.2 miles).
Is The Crown Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.