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The Crown Inn

The Square, Bishop's Waltham SO32 1AF, England
+44 1489 893350
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“trout” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (7 reviews)
“steak” (6 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
The Square, Bishop's Waltham SO32 1AF, England
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1 - 10 of 134 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Rubbish. ‘Pan fried Calves Liver, mash, bacon, mushroom and Madeira sauce’ a fabrication. Was lambs liver, without doubt. Service absolutely indifferent. Lad with red hair was the absolute star, he covered for the deficits of his colleagues as much as he could. The girls were...More

Thank gregg2918
Reviewed March 11, 2018

Good Food Good Service, relaxing atmosphere, They also do rooms for anyone wanting to stay in the area.

Thank email936
Kenny D, Manager at The Crown Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Email936, We have 8 rooms available including 3 luxury rooms all of which have great en-suite facilities. Look forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards Kenny

Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

When you have a young family, the last thing you want is to wait hours for your food.... We visited on a Saturday afternoon, at around 2.15pm, after the lunch time rush. The pub wasn’t that busy at all. Loads of empty tables. No one...More

Thank bevtooke
Kenny D, Manager at The Crown Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments, we will highlight the key areas and work on improving our overall service. We try to provide the best service to all our customers. We hope you come back and have an experience better than the one you have had....More

Reviewed February 18, 2018

This pub has a great specials board. I had the steak which came with a glass of wine which was loverly

Thank Stuart B
Kenny D, Manager at The Crown Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Stuart B, Glad you enjoyed your meal, we try our hardest to have a good range of specials and it's good to hear such positive feedback. Look forward to welcoming you back soon Kind regards Kenny

Reviewed January 26, 2018

I went here for lunch with friends on Christmas eve. It is a big place. Service was slow but the meals were fine.

Thank Ivor M
Kenny D, General Manager at The Crown Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2018

Dear Ivor M, Thank you for your review, I am so pleased you had a nice lunch all be it a bit slow (we had a very busy day that day) but glad you enjoyed it. Kind Regards Kenny

Reviewed January 21, 2018

We live in the village and this is the only pub/ restaurant we return over and over again. Whether it’s for a glass of wine/pint of beer, lunch with friends in the bar, or parents visiting and dining in the restaurant. I would highly recommend.

Thank _madrabbits
Kenny D, General Manager at The Crown Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2018

Dear _madrabbits, Thank you for your review, I am so pleased you have found us and glad to see you coming back all the time. Kind Regards Kenny

Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

We pre booked a table for 31 people and the pub were amazing. Our tables were ready when we arrived, drink orders were taken and every meal arrived accurately and on time. Food was very good indeed, especially since it was such a busy day...More

Thank Claudia S
Kenny D, General Manager at The Crown Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2018

Dear Claudia S, Thank you for your review, I am so pleased that you all (even 18 kids) enjoyed your meals here and cannot wait to welcome you all back. Kind Regards Kenny Dryden

Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile

Sunday lunch with wife and 2 1/2 year old. Service as ever was friendly if a little inattentive at times. Good selection of choices on the children's and adults lunch menus if a little pricey. Roast turkey and roast beef for adults was ordered and...More

Thank Steve J
Kenny D, General Manager at The Crown Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2017

Dear Steve J, Thank you for bringing this to my attention as on the day as soon as someone mentioned the beef I went in and took it off, but unfortunately to late for yourself. salt on kids meals I will have to look into...More

Reviewed December 14, 2017 via mobile

This is the second time I have had very poor service in this pub. The kitchen has a good reputation if one likes fairly standard pub food and the pub itself was warm and the decor classically old English pub style. What I hate is...More

Thank charliedalgleish
Kenny D, General Manager at The Crown Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2017

Dear charliedaldleish, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, I am only saddened that this has happened as we pride ourselves on giving the best service we can and unfortunately on this occasion we have failed. I will be looking into this...More

Reviewed December 6, 2017

We came here for a few drinks after lunch at the weekend. A great range of drinks available but at the higher end of the scale. Food looked nice which we saw being served but again very expensive at £7 for a sandwich. Nice surroundings...More

Thank Laura B
Kenny D, General Manager at The Crown Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2017

Dear Laura B, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, I am glad you like the range we have and hope you will come back to try the others. Kind Regards Kenny Dryden

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Steph A
November 13, 2016|
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Response from Kenny D | Property representative |
Good evening Gents, We try to have live music once a month and in December we have two bands playing. These are often advertised through our chalkboards in and around the pub but also we advertise through our email system... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square, Bishop's Waltham SO32 1AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Bishop's Waltham
  • Phone Number: +44 1489 893350
  • E-mail
Description
A charming 16th century coaching inn set in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, this Bishop's Waltham pub is brimming with history. The menu plays host to a range of excellent dishes, crafted with care from fresh, local ingredients. Great British classics are offset by modern, sophisticated plates for the discerning foodie.
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