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“Big plates of food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Hand & Crown

The Hand & Crown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $49
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
London, United Kingdom
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518 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Big plates of food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Want to pig out on great food then eat here. Cosy and full of character. Book a table to eat. Plates are big. Starter filled me up.

Visited October 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Very reliable pub food with pleasant atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

There is an extensive menu with something for everyone. The steak and fish boards change regularly.
Portions are very large and in all the times we have eaten there we have only managed a pudding once!
Booking is advised as it is a very popular place to eat and they can't always fit you in if you just drop in. Sometimes we have been lucky though!

Contrary to the previous review I believe that children are welcome if well behaved but you have to book a table in the restaurant as they are not allowed in the bar area.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank JCR92
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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Children not welcome”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

Can't rate the food as we were told we weren't welcome with our son as he is under 16. Don't think I'll bother once he gets to that age and will take my custom elsewhere. I understand that not all people want to eat with children around, but find it a little strange as it's not what I would perceive as a 'top class' restaurant. Disappointed.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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HERTFORDSHIRE, UK
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

The hand and crown never fails to impress me, try the pork scratchings as a starter, delicious, Andy the top man in there always shows you the fresh fish and it's always spot on. Never ever had a bad meal in there!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank joannae220
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Wonderful home cooked food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

This beautiful former Coach House is very atmospheric, warm and welcoming. Great value for money, be wary of ordering a 'starter' as the food is quality and plentiful, we are big eaters but struggle with the 'main course'. So much choice of menu, even for vegetarians, more than the 'token dish'. Booking in advance is a must as it is very popular for obvious reasons. Plenty of car parking space too. Arrive at 12noon for a lunch and you can usually get seated easily as a few tables are 'first come, first served'. Love this Pub/Resturant for any occasion. Friendly accommodating staff too

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Debiz58
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