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“A Proper Village Pub, great food and good beer”
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The Crown
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Description: 16th Century Inn situated in the picturesque village of Otford. Serving Traditional Pub Fayre with a Senior Citizen Menu Monday-Saturday 12-2:30pm. Thursday evenings we serve Traditional Pub Fayre 6-9pm with a 2 course meal Deal. Friday & Saturday we serve Thai food by Su 6:30-10pm. Sunday we serve Traditional Sunday roasts 12-5pm. Booking is advisable.
Reviewed February 11, 2012

Popped in here for supper, last week a good varied menu and a choice of 4 cask beers. Lovely atmosphere with wood burner going well. The publican Mark, seemed to have a good relationship with just about everyone there. Will definately go again

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Thank david l
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Reviewed September 23, 2011

I have visited The Crown several times for Sunday lunch and many more for a pint after work. I used to live locally. Since moving to London I have been unable to find a comparable roast dinner in any pub/gastro pub! and we are planning to travel the half hour train journey back to Otford this weekend to enjoy a roast!
This is a 'no frills' pub, the staff and landlord/landlady banter and chat informally with you, the customers are a real mix and the food is presented the way your mum might do it -certainly not a gastro pub, decent portions for a start! They have 3 sittings throughout the afternoon and it is necessary to book, it's very popular!
My only complaint about this pub is the large TV they put on a lot of the time with the volume up. I usually put the juke box on and ask them to turn the tv down if there isn't any sport on. The staff and owners are really friendly, down to earth people. I am really surprised by the previous review!

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Thank Sarah J
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Reviewed September 1, 2011

We have been there several times and have found the food the best in Otford. The meat pies are as near as home made as you can find, my wife usually ops for the pan fried cod, long may it last, we highly recommend the Crown.

William

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Thank harveylance
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Reviewed July 19, 2011

Went to the crown for lunch today, good wholesome tasty pub food. The wife had pan fried cod with pesto, crushed potatoes and salad. I had a fiery lamb madras. Shared a massive crumble to finish, a pint and lime and soda all for 21 quid.
Can't argue at that for value.
Recommended.
Not sure what the other reviewer meant by lowbrow, perhaps he took a wrong turn and was looking for the library?

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Thank Tonybs
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Reviewed June 9, 2011

We popped into this charming Tudor styled pub opposite the village pond in Otford, Kent, for a quick pint and snack and was greeted buy very attentive staff. The pub offered the usual array of keg lagers etc. but also had a pleasing array of Four cask ales, one which was brewed especially for the pub. Another welcoming find, was a locally produced cask cider "Magic Bus" a very quaffable but dangerously flavoursome little brew. A typical portly postcard styled landlord "Mark" introduced himself and recommended we view his recently refurbished garden. After his very enthusiastic Grand Tour and recommendation, we sat in the small cosy restaurant area for the special of the day. Shepherds pie with fresh veg, finished with homemade cake and custard. All in all what was going to be a quick visit to an interesting looking pub turned out to be a very pleasant afternoon.

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Thank CaskMaster
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