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“Rosey food but comfort isn't a Crowning Glory.”
Review of The Rose and Crown

The Rose and Crown
Ranked #2 of 7 Restaurants in Snettisham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $47
Cuisines: Contemporary, British, Pub
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 30, 2013

As locals my husband and I frequently visit local restaurants to find out whether or not a reputation is deserved. The Rose & Crown in Snettisham was one venue we had not visited, so when an evening of sunny weather enticed us to go out we headed over to the R&C.
True to the many accolades the pub/restaurant has, this querkily laid out building was both welcoming and oldey worldey.
Although we had not booked, staff were quick to find out whether we could be accommodated for dinner. A lively 'afterwork bar' was in full flow with plenty of local artisans enjoying a well deserved pint (or three) and had reportedly eaten the R&C out of peanuts. A lot of jocularity was going on and it was great seeing folk have a good time after a hard day's work.
We were shown into a 'parlour' style dining room which had a delightful,welcoming and knowledgeable waitress. The only problem was that the seating was extremely uncomfortable and our table for two was very cramped.
This proved to be a bit of a problem when a Platter for Two was delivered to the table. The variety of tapas-like dishes on the Platter was absolutely delicious and barely a crumb was left. Traditional dishes of fish and chips were then served and the sheer quantity as well as the quality was superb. Again, the size of plates and the other items on the table made eating feel very cramped so although the food and service was excellent, the small and rather dark dining room was not added to our favourites list.
The Rose & Crown is a large establishment and, at the back of the pub, is a beautifully appointed, light and airy dining room. How much more enjoyable it would have been to eat in there!
The Rose and Crown deserves its reputation for food and service but where clientele is in the older category and the comfort of chairs and tables is important, it would be worth checking where one will be placed to dine. However, meals are also served in the little ante rooms in the main bar, so this is perhaps another alternative if preferred.
Overall, a lovely visit which will be repeated but only if my husband and I can eat in a more comfortable part of the building.

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Thank Maxine1953
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

We went on a sunny Friday Evening with our two boys, we arrived at 5pm and it was already busy, we had a table in the garden, and the boys enjoyed the childrens play area tremendously, we ate and the children had spag Bol, my wife had the haddock which she said was very good and I had the chicken and pulled pork, it was fantastic, and the home made onion rings were great. The boys have already asked if they can go back again.

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Thank Jono1071
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We visited on the recommendation of a local B&B. Only one course out of four was acceptably good - and two were very poor. Service was variable - with one of the serving staff having a mobile phone that repeatedly went off when serving people.
Overall the quality of the food wasn't up to the mark and neither was the service. It looked as if there were too many covers for the available kitchen staff to deal with properly. The pub itself was quite rambling, with a number of rooms with quite different ambiences - though we didn't much care for any of them (the no-kids area seemed to be populated with quite dull, accepting people - despite several others complaining of various aspects of the service etc).

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

We had spent the morning at the Norfolk Lavender Centre at Heacham and wanted a good, pub lunch. At the Rose and Crown in Snettisham a few miles south we found and enjoyed what was probably the best pub lunch we have had for some time. And reasonably priced too.
The starters ranged from Vichyssoise to buttered samphire with brown bread and the mains from (excellent) haddock and chips to a seafood platter (smoked salmon, crevettes and crab) and the puds were to die for: cold rhubarb parfait, chocolate brownie and raspberry mousse. With drinks before and during and coffee after, this was exceptional value for four people at £130.
We ate in a small(ish) room and were surprised to see a much larger room and amazed to discover that the night before they had over 170 covers. The bar area retains the look and feel of a typical Norfolk Country pub and there is a large garden with a children's play area.

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Thank mgsnorwich
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

My husband, daughter, mother and I discovered this little gem after an impromptu run to the beach this evening. We have lived in the area for over 10 years and never discovered it before but now we have we will certainly be back again VERY soon. We all had a thouroughly lovely meal which was served promptly on a busy evening, all staff were helpful and friendly. Prices were sensible and setting was beautiful. Our young daughter was a little small for the play equipment ( which was very tastefully designed, and not intrusive to non children parties) but she had a great time and was made to feel welcome. We had a nice chat with the manager Kym who was very approachable and a very friendly host. I can't wait to return!

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Thank 30Ellie
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