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“Consistently great place to eat!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Crabmill

The Crabmill
Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in Claverdon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British, Pub, Bar, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: This charming traditional country pub and restaurant has an unmistakable warmth about it, as seen in the furnishings and the menu. The atmosphere is friendly and informal, while the overall impression is of a pub which is comfortable, light and open. The lounge area has sumptuous tub chairs clustered in conversational groups and among the interestingly themed rooms is the New “Chocolate Rude room” with slightly risqué caricature pictures. Each room has its own individual appeal and any can be reserved for private diners. We are in our tenth year and to celebrate, come and see our refurbished al fresco dining area!The Crabmill is Good Pub Guide Approved and has won awards for food and wine. The Crabmill has also been selected for inclusion in the UK’s top 50 Gastro pubs with The Independent.
Oxford, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Consistently great place to eat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

Been meaning to write a review. First found this place about 8 years ago and have since then had formal family celebration meals as well as Sunday lunch and other couple type meals. All of them have been great meals. The place on arrival looks lovely, the staff are always courteous, friendly and knowledgeable. We like their interesting menu, the choice of wines and drinks plus interesting nibbles behind the bar. Only wished we lived closer so that we could visit more often.

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Thank smills2
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great business lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

I decided to meet a business on tact for a meeting/lunch today. We had a table which enabled us to talk. We were not able to order a bottle of wine, but one of us had one glass of Malbec and the other a Bloody Mary, then chilled Pellegrino. In fact we both had veggie meals, tho only one is a veggie. One had a beetroot and goats cheese pithivier, and the other a slice of leek quiche. We both chose the linguine with basil pesto and green beans and potatoes. After that all we needed was a coffee each the bill was just under £52 plus service.
My colleague had heard of The Crabmill but will definitely revisit. I hadn't been for a while and was really glad to return and find that it was as delightful as ever. It is always a slight risk to take a valued contact anywhere and reassuring when you get it right!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rosalind R
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Warks
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112 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“this group never fails to aspire”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Good service/cuisine/wine
Never had a bad meal
Nothing to dislike
This group of restaurants maintain high standards and usually a good atmosphere ensues.

Visited December 2012
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Thank bob b
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126 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Amazing food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012 via mobile

I've eaten here many times and it never fails to impress me. The atmosphere is always warm and welcoming as are the staff who are always friendly, attentive and also knowledgable about the food being served, a rarity in my experience! The food itself is of a very high standard and always cooked to perfection. A real treat if you've not been before.

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Thank TheWalkwoodOne
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A warm and welcome experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

Travelling back South from a business trip we left the motorway to find a local inn - we nearly missed this place in the dark and rain but did a u-turn and were pleased that we did. The bar and eating areas were warm and cosy and decorated not just with Xmas tinsel but more imaginative items and some curious bits of treen.
The menu was not cheap but there was a good selection and we opted for the fish based sharing plate - we were not disappointed and the portions were generous and well presented. The house Merlot was good too. Friendly motivated staff and a generally enjoyable occasion from what was only meant to be a quick bite. Will try and pass by again.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank newoknee
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