I have been to this pub restaurant about seven or eight time over the last few months when visiting with friends, We have always found the landlady Denise very friendly and helpful. One of our company has an allergy problem and Denise, made copious notes and made sure the meal met her requirements. We told the waitress we didn't like the duck rare and this wasn't a problem either, unlike another well known restaurant where I was told firmly that if I didn't like the way they prepared the meal I could go elsewhere, so I did. On one visit we heard a young lady ask if she could have a portion from three different things from the desert menu again this wasn't a problem. We all thought the food was excellent and the service good. I don't know when the previous reviewers visited the Crown but it changed hands about six months ago so they may have had a bad experience with the previous owners. I have been recommending this place to friends so I hope it hasn't gone down hill. I will soon find out as I am going this weekend. I will do another review after this visit.