We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Much improved ”
Review of The Crown

The Crown
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Sandon
Price range: $8 - $20
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Crown Is A Traditional Village Local, Serving Proper "pub Grub"and A Range Of Wines,spirits ,beers And Soft Drinks. It Is Beautiful Old Beamed Pub With A Bar,lounge And Restaurant.always A Warm A Friendly Greeting From The Manager And Staff.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for a quick drink whilst waiting for my daughter to dance at the High school. So much better than it was before! Nice and bright, a good atmosphere and lovely to see families enjoying it together. We played cards and just relaxed. We didn’t eat but the menu looks good. Staff were friendly and welcoming. We will come back.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank susanmV2653ST
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Char02112015, Owner at The Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback, we look forward to seeing you again.

Thank you

Charlotte (landlady)

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a reviewReviews (239)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

5 - 9 of 239 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great family get together 20 of our lot all ages 8 to 80 ,thought it might be chaos with everyone ordering different meals,but everything was fine, everyone said they enjoyed their food, everything was served up hot and fresh quickly'.all the staff were friendly 'it's a lovely old pub, plenty of character, .

Date of visit: September 2019
    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank kenrimmell
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 3, 2019

Recently visited The Crown and was not disappointed.
Reasonably priced and delicious. Waited a reasonable time for our food to come which was cooked fresh ( you can tell)
Sausages were delicious and cooked to perfection, no complaints here.
Staff very friendly and pleasant too.

We will be returning.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Sairwa
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 1, 2019

The pub has been refurbished nicely, with the rooms knocked into 1 large space, which makes way more sense, however, they need to work on some basic elements to improve on the whole...

Jacket potato was spot on and priced very reasonably.
The sharing platter was poor, I mainly ordered this for chicken wings, but they were replaced with goujons without my consent.
Most of the food is NOT homemade.
The chips with my burger were undercooked and tasted like cheap frozen oven chips.
The side salad repeatedly tasted dirty, which leads me to believe that it is never washed.
Chicken and beef burgers were satisfactory, but hardly worth shouting about, or reordering.
Kids fish finger meal was poor. The fish fingers were cheap and from a frozen supermarket box, definitely value range as the fish was grey and dry.

I feel if they made they own chips, created their own fish fingers and batter, improved the platter with home made versions of each dish, this would help.

Also, the music is attrocious. It's like someone put on a 'worst of the 90s' cd. Seriously. Just grab a Motown hits album and this would be an improvement.

30 minute wait for basically frozen food.
Condiment options could we wider - options like hot sauce and vinegar for example.

Staff are friendly, just not really on it.
They need a foodie with some passion to be a major influencer of their team, otherwise they will continue to fail.

Booze selection fine and the everything is reasonably priced.
I'd go back for a casual drink, maybe a jacket potato for lunch, but that's about it.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank StevieRivenhall
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Char02112015, Owner at The Crown, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2019

I have responded to this comment and sorry you felt that way as you can clearly see we don't have many complaints regarding us as a family run pub our home made cooked pies and sausage and mash , our Roast Dinners . The burgers are fresh and that's why you would wait about 25mins for them to cook . We must be doing something correctly as you can see from our comments and our business that is growing. Please if you decide to come back please ask for me would be a pleasure to talk to you specially as you have visited 3 times and we have only been open 8 weeks.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 28, 2019

As a group of old schoolfriends, this is our fourth reunion visit to The Crown in five years (we gave last year a miss because of the grumpy landlord the previous year).

So, new management again? I can only hope this one works, because what they've done with the place is a complete transformation, and for the better.
The refurb and remodelling is brilliant, so much brighter, airier, and as a consequence, a much friendlier feel to the pub.
Charlotte and all her staff were really friendly, and we felt welcome (unlike 2017). They had some music later on, not too loud, but nice enough to listen to.
We all ate at different times, and I didn't hear a bad word about the food, so can only assume that everyone was happy.
I know, that as a group, we were very happy with our 9 to 10 hours there (some came late, some went early), and we will definitely be back next year.
If any of us were local, it would be our local, but most of us have to travel anywhere between 50 and 150 miles, so that says something about how much we like The Crown.
Please stay :-)

Date of visit: August 2019
    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Alan C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Crown also viewed

 
Chelmsford, Essex
 

Been to The Crown? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing