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The Crispin Inn Bar & Restaurant

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4 High Street, Sandwich CT13 9EA, England
+44 1304 621967
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch was the best we have had in a long time and we do lunch 3 times a week had fish cakes to start lovely, for main I had curried goat and it was the best I have ever had . Great sized portions great staff and i loved the music top top class

Thank Rhysdan
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant enough pub lunch, friendly staff, but BEWARE!! The awful background music is compulsory! We asked for it to be turned off, but were refused, despite being practically the only customers there. It is company policy, definitely not to be superseded by the wishes or convenience of patrons. The barmaid eventually turned it down, but was over-ruled 5 minutes later... More 

Thank chg87
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Have had two meal, both excellent curries. Very nice beer also. Well worth a visit. Goat curry was tasty but not sure about the dumplings. I would avoid them if you don't like stonge.

Thank RichardErn
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We sat outside overlooking the river Stour. As lovers of all things Caribbean, especially food we ordered beef patty, plantain, goat curry and jerk chicken, rice and peas. Totally delicious and authentic. Goat was bit hot for me, so i ate the jerk chicken. Plantain was the best i've had in the UK. The prices were very reasonable, good portions... More 

Thank Andrea191272
Margate, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Welcomed immediately, very friendly staff who helped with getting pram into premises. Lovely meal cooked by fantastic Caribbean chef, food was good value and large amount, not to mention very tasty (I have been to Caribbean many times so I can verify authenticity !) great place, have been back since and will return again. 👍🏻

Thank Katie T
Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We decided we would pop into the Crispin for lunch as the food looked so appetising from the pictures on trip. It was mid week lunchtime, so the Inn was fairly quiet. The service was good overall, but, you have to wait a little while for your food, which never bothered us. The menu was good and it was difficult... More 

Thank Kevin A
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

We went to Sandwich for the day and stumbled across the Crispin Inn by accident. When I read the board and saw 'Curried Goat' I was sold! We ordered Jerk Chicken, Curried Goat and Caribbean Curry for our party of 6. Everything was fresh cooked and delicious. If you are a fan of Caribbean cooking then get down to the... More 

Thank Andy M
Tmw4, Owner at The Crispin Inn Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Andy, thank you for your lovely comments,and taking the time to review us, we are pleased you stumbled in our direction, hope you pop in again if ever you are in sandwich Pam and Terry More 

Rainham, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

This old public house is close to a large car park and by the river where you can go for walks before or after eating. We called in for lunch mid-week and were surprised to find it almost empty .... So no need to book. The interior is rather shabby and in need of some tlc. Staff seemed rather ambivalent... More 

Thank Voxsilens
Tmw4, Owner at The Crispin Inn Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for replying to my message. unfortunately your visit was three weeks prior to your message so quite difficult to follow up. im not sure where you were seated, but we do have ongoing work tidying up the decoration and repairs.but i find shabby a bit harsh. i have spoken to the chef who will have cooked your baguette... More 

London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Travelled in from London for the weekend and was told that we were booked to visit a Caribbean restaurant and I thought, "Really?"😒. Upon arriving we were greeted by extremely friendly staff who directed us to our table. We decided to order the ackee and saltfish, king prawns and the fishcakes. Hmmmmmm, they were beautiful, don't know what I was... More 

Thank EB N
Tmw4, Owner at The Crispin Inn Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to meet you and get time to have a chat. And it is great to get comments like yours,especially as you are all very familiar with the food.We hope to see you again soon . i hope your take away ice lasted ;-) Pam and Terry More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

We were a group of 7, who to say the least, were VERY noisy! I had the mussels and added fries with them, they were very yummy, my friends had the fajitas and the goat curry, which next time we visit I will definitely be trying! cant wait to come back. I also left a kind note on the waiting... More 

Thank Amber P
Tmw4, Owner at The Crispin Inn Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

We read your note ,thank you.And dont worry you were not over noisy , we are pleased you enjoyed your food,and look forward to seeing you again soon Pam and Terry More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $17
Bar, British, Pub, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 High Street, Sandwich CT13 9EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Sandwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 621967
Dating from 1491 The Crispin Inn, situated in the historic Cinqueport of Sandwich, retains the old world charm of the traditional English Pub.With open fires beamed ceilings wooden floors,plus a riverside patio.Serving traditional English food alongside world cuisine.Superb wines and exellent local wines.And a fantastic selection of Hand pulled Real ales.Topped off with a warm welcome

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