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The Crown

The Crown The Green, Sandon, Chelmsford CM2 7SH, England
+44 1245 477164
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good12%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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The Crown The Green, Sandon, Chelmsford CM2 7SH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went here yesterday for the sunday roast dinner menu. Atmosphere is lovely. Staff are really friendly and helpful and the food was delicious. Our meals arrived in a good time. The roast potatoes are amazing and the dinner was big (but not too big)...More

Thank jadeobrien
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

wow what can i say the food is grt the pub is clean and tidy the staff are grt and i travelled an hre and a half to come and eat at the crown and it was worth it .andy the manger is so polite...More

Thank jason g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here sat lunch and it was lovely . Both had lasagne and the flavours were beautiful . Lovely setting . The lady serving was pleasant as well as what we presume was the landlord as when leaving he's shift checked upon us ....More

Thank Waterfordboi1982
Reviewed January 15, 2018

What a find. A traditional,warm,friendly pub serving superb food & an excellent wine list. I often judge a chef by the quality of the vegetables served & in this case they were outstanding including the kale which I have never previously rated. I note that...More

2  Thank chelms4dian
Reviewed December 22, 2017

A group of us from are lunch group went to the crown for Christmas lunch we had booked this back in July and we were not let down the food was very good and the the staff were helpful as some of are group are...More

1  Thank adelaideogilvie
Reviewed December 13, 2017

Friendly staff, great food, good selection of wine and a lovely cosy atmosphere. Always good to relax at the end of a busy week. Thoroughly recommended.

3  Thank dsbeeson
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Had heard good things about the crown, so thought we would try it for a snack. Did not do any form of light lunches , all we wanted was a sandwich or jacket potato. Ended up with some chips, not our idea of a light...More

Thank skye444
Sarah W, Owner at The Crown, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2017

We are always sorry to not be able to give our guests what they wanted. Our menus on both the web site and outside the door make clear our offering. In fact, we offered food not on those menus in an effort to accommodate what...More

Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

We’ve been to The Crown a couple of times for drinks and have always received a warm welcome and treated like locals. Today we decided to start our long weekend off work on a high and have dinner and well as drinks. The food was...More

1  Thank RachelK1717
Reviewed November 5, 2017

Just experienced a great Sunday Lunch. Have been here on many occasions but this is the first time for Sunday lunch. It was very enjoyable and can rival any other places around the Chelmsford area. A relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with very good service. Thank...More

1  Thank Lorraine C
Reviewed October 15, 2017

First visit to the Crown ever, I was met with a very friendly enthusiastic landlord who was clearly knowledgeable and passionate about his business, very welcoming ! I was introduced to the chef "who knew his onions!" great Sunday lunch x 5 all served quickly...More

3  Thank Matt S
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Questions & Answers
August 8, 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Sarah W | Property representative |
Yes, we are dog friendly at lunchtime and in the evenings in the bar, not the restaurant
August 24, 2015|
Response from MarkBenny2013 | Property representative |
Hi We serve Sunday lunch 12-5 and it is advisable to book as we are busy on Sundays. Thank you Kerry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$14 - $42
Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Crown The Green, Sandon, Chelmsford CM2 7SH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford  >  Sandon
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 477164
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Andrew and Sarah are very proud to be able to invite you to the Crown as the new owners. Although a native of this area for many years, Sarah has travelled extensively and brought a vision of the fabulous places around the world to the walls of the Crown in our unique and inspirational picture gallery. Andrew whilst not a native of this part of Essex, has brought his passion for great food and good wines to the kitchen and dining room of the Crown. Their shared vision of this welcoming pub is waiting for you in the heart of the countryside but just 15 minutes from the centre of Chelmsford. The bar will be open for lunches every Tuesday through Saturday and evenings from Wednesday through Saturday. The restaurant, Simply Sandon will be open Thursday,Friday and Saturday evenings from 6pm. There will also be a roast meal offered on Sundays from 12pm through to 4pm.
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