I often visit The Crown when I am looking for a nice meal out for a special occasion or when I just fancy a good quality meal. It is in a lovely location and the food is always very good. My most recent visit was one of the best I have had there. Given that it was early in the week we were sat in a small area to the side of the bar (albeit in a separate room). I prefer to be in the main dining area but that is not open on quiet days.
I opted for the White Beef steak at c.£20. I'm rarely willing to pay that much for steak but grudgingly accepted given that it is becoming the going rate. I didn't regret my choice. Aged for 28 days (the minimum recommended for this rare meat is 21) it was one of the best steaks I've had. The chips were really nicely cooked too and had a lovely flavour.
I've never had to wait anything like as long for a meal there as the previous reviewer suggested. I would accept, though, that the service can sometimes be the least best part of the visit. Having said that, it is by no means poor.
If you intend to visit here more than once per year it may be worth joining the Hi Life Dining scheme as you get buy one, get one free on all courses.