I wasn't sure what to expect from the newly made-over Crown and Thistle. In its previous incarnation it was a place to avoid, and, as my first visit was the week before Christmas, I wasn't expecting to be impressed.
However, the makeover has made all the difference.
I found it now to be really classy, but also really welcoming. We had a relaxing drink in the bar and then tried out the restaurant. We couldn't have had better service in either: the staff were friendly, helpful and fun.
The portions were a good size but not overwhelming, and the menu choice was varied, even for vegetarians.
I'm so pleased that this venue has been improved. It's a real asset to the town.More