The Crown Inn - Aldbourne

2 The Square, Aldbourne SN8 2DU
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Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 2 The Square, Aldbourne SN8 2DU
  • Cross Street: B4192
  • Cuisine: African | American | Asian | Bar-B-Q | Contemporary | Desserts | English | European | Hamburger | International | Pizza | Portuguese | Seafood | Spanish | Steak | Sunday Brunch | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Google Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01672 540214
  • Features: Full Bar, Hotel Dining, Sunday Brunch, Live Entertainment, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout Available, Working Fireplace, Wheelchair Access, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi, Gay / Lesbian, Tea Service, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Lunch 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner 18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
lunch 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner 18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
Lunch 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner 18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
Lunch 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner 18:00 - 21:00
Friday
Lunch 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner 18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
Lunch 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner 18:00 - 21:00
Sunday
lunch 12:00 - 20:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.67 out of 5 stars based on 389 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 03, 2023
Kathy H.
Excellent prices, delicious food-one of the best curries I’ve ever tasted-and large helpings. Service was excellent with lots of food and drink choices. Definitely a place to recommend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 01, 2023
Dawn A.
Really enjoyed our first visit to The Crown, will definitely be returning, could not fault it

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 14, 2023
paul b.
Really enjoyed our visit. We arrived as a late Sunday lunch booking and the roast meat was understandably past its best at that time of the day, but still very nice and good value. Good beer.
Business Response:
Thank you for your comments and we are alway look at way to improve and today i am going look at new kitchen equiment

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 10, 2023
Sue M.
Our meal was absolutely delicious thank you, and the staff so friendly and helpful. I can’t fault our experience!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 10, 2023
Jacky D.
As always, a happy experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 07, 2023
Kay B.
Great food and service. Very friendly staff. Would highly recommend.
Business Response:
thank you hope to see again soon

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 26, 2023
Martin G.
Charming staff, great location and lovely food
Business Response:
that what we try to do always at The Crown

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 02, 2023
Julie K.
A lovely meal with friends on Thursday evening. Great food, friendly staff and lively atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 01, 2023
Norman A.
We have to drive over 30 miles to the Crown Inn but it is well worth it in all ways which is why we give it maximum points
Business Response:
Thank you for driving and glad we made it worth your drive

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 10, 2023
Jane R.
Lovely food, great old fashioned pub. Staff very friendly. Slightly more expensive than most.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 24, 2023
natalie b.
fantastic food and varied menu
Business Response:
Thank you that's what we do at TheCrown

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 15, 2023
Laraine J.
Friendly bar staf, excellent service and lunch x 4. Good value and relaxed atmosphere.
Business Response:
thank you and thank you will paas this on to my term

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2023
Debbie R.
What I would call a proper pub with a good choice of home cooked food.
Business Response:
thank you we try hard allthe time see you soon

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 27, 2023
Christine J.
Excellent pub and really good food - obviously home cooked which is nice. Very pleasant staff and a perfect village pub. Highly recommended.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 18, 2023
Grant B.
Very nice and welcoming pub with a great selection of food and drink

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 2/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 30, 2023
Wendy K.
Enjoyable Sunday lunch, very generous portions. Friendly staff.
Business Response:
thank you that what we do at The Crown

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 22, 2023
Rachael B.
Good food, presented well. All 4 of us on our table would have preferred traditional vegetables rather than stacked Mediterranean ones and unfortunately 2/3rds of them were wasted. A choice with our meal would have made it perfect.
Business Response:
thank you that what we do at The Crown hope to see you soon

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 15, 2023
Jenny J.
Lovely traditional pub set by the village green and pond. Lovely atmosphere and welcome, friendly efficient service, hot freshly food cooked to order, the best ham egg and chips ever, the ham was thickly sliced sliced and not thin catering ham and a generous portion. We all had excellent food and very good value. We will be back again and again.
Business Response:
thank you that what we do at The Crown see you soon

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 20, 2023
Rob H.
Excellent experience. The menu choice was good and food perfectly prepared. Service was prompt and friendly so we were very pleased. There was even another group of vintage car enthusiasts there so we had a really nice time. Highly recommended.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 20, 2023
Brandon S.
Very cosy pub, friendly staff, wonderful food 10/10!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 07, 2023
Jill O.
We had a lovely meal, all 3 of us enjoyed our choices. It was for a 99th Birthday. The Staff all wished my Mother In Law "Happy Birthday", they were all fantastic, and asked her about her life. Our main course food was cooked to perfection, and the desserts were really nice too. We do usually tip the staff when we go out for meals, and we were made aware that we could ask for it to be removed - but I do think that sometimes it puts people off returning to the venue - however we will be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 31, 2023
Eddie M.
Excellent food, drink, atmosphere and service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 28, 2023
Jean L.
Always good

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 07, 2023
Frances G.
A lovely, friendly pub in a super setting on a square beside the village green. The staff are extremely friendly and very efficient. They have a good range of beers and wines. We had a lovely meal - the venison goulash and stuffed venison were particularly good. It was pleasantly busy for a Friday lunchtime but not uncomfortably so. This was our second visit and we will definitely be going back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 29, 2022
Fran H.
We had a lovely time bit of a wait on food but there was some big groups in so was understandable. Lovely friendly lady that served us she was working so hard food was lovely.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 20, 2022
Helen H.
Really enjoyed the experience. It’s a very welcoming pub with a smart restaurant. The service was excellent and friendly. Even the dog was made welcome! I’m vegan and enjoyed the lasagna with extra vegetables. Next time, I’ll enquire about eating in the bar area, just because it’s what we like! We had our coffees there and we like the pub atmosphere!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 05, 2022
amber R.
Good value, loved the veggie roast option. Nice not having to have a nut roast
Business Response:
Thank you for coming to The Crown and we alway try hard to please our customer with fresh good food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 16, 2022
Christian M.
The Sunday lunch was absolutely fabulous and will definitely return very soon !
Business Response:
thank you we glad you liked us and hope to see you soon

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 07, 2022
Jean L.
Everything was wonderful. Just thought the roast pork slices were too thick.
Business Response:
Thank you will try to slice a little thin but still give good value

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 02, 2022
Austin W.
Excellent.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 17, 2023
Shirley L.
We had a really warm welcome. The Crown staff were fantastic. It was a lovely temperature in the pub in contrast to the miserable weather. Three of our four mains were absolutely delicious. Unfortunately the fourth meal was not enjoyed but all deserts were super. We shall be booking again but just avoiding the calves’ liver! Many thanks indeed.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 25, 2023
Elizabeth M.
Excellent Sunday lunch - the best beef ever. Service was professional and friendly. Great experience in a good old village pub - and in a lovely little village setting. Well worth the visit and we hope to repeat it.
Business Response:
thank you hope to see you again

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 12, 2023
Kathryn C.
Great food, in quiet little village. Quick and easy to accommodate such a large group so quickly!
Business Response:
thank you andhope to see you soon

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 04, 2023
Ian B.
Both our Wraps were excellent but we weren't expecting chips as well so these were wasted.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 21, 2023
Vesey C.
Terrific food, friendly team and lovely relaxed environment. Many thanks!
Business Response:
thgank you hope to see soon again

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 02, 2023
Gillian J.
Great staff, nice food. We were then on a Tuesday which is quiz night so it was packed. Great ambience and staff were really attentive.
Business Response:
Thank you

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
May 30, 2023
Susan G.
Very nice roast dinner. Well cooked and generous portions.
Business Response:
thank you that what we do at The Crown

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
May 12, 2023
Marguerite S.
Good service large portions
Business Response:
thank you that what we do at The Crown

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
May 03, 2023
Richard H.
Nice place, nice food, nice atmosphere

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 16, 2023
Gail G.
Friendly staff, good food, menu varied,

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 05, 2023
Denise M.
Always good, been many times in the past, will go again it’s that good

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 08, 2023
Graeme S.
Very welcoming pub, good food and service

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 04, 2023
Kelly W.
We were the only people in the restaurant seating area as we wanted quieter than the bar and the table service was a little on the slow side for drinks and to take our orders but other than that we couldn't fault the overall experience. Food was delicious and cooked extremely well.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 02, 2023
Peter N.
Nice place, restaurant needs tidying up a bit, food good, will visit again.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 13, 2022
Sally H.
Lovely pub. Spacious and very friendly lady serving us. Will go again.
Business Response:
thank you and i will pass on to my team

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 24, 2022
roy m.
A lovely place with good friendly service
Business Response:
Thats what we try to do at The Crown

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 02, 2022
Adam H.
Lovely friendly pub.great quality food.They had run out of dish i wanred but what i did have was very good

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 4/10
Nov 29, 2023
Helen T.
Much improved restaurant. Attentive service. Food lovely. Only thing is I was overcharged by a couple of pounds which I didn’t realise until I had a chance of adding things up.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 20, 2023
Sam W.
Food was exceptional, however not all the meals came out together which wasn't great but the servers were lovely & so good they did gluten free options

Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 14, 2023
Jane P.
We really enjoyed our visit to your pub, very nice staff and so were the locals. My only gripe is that we were expecting the full menu as per your web site but were given a very small selection. Had we have known that this is probably nomal for you on a Sunday evening we would have booked for Monday. Nice pub and staff though.
Business Response:
I am sorry we did not offer a full menu but sometime but not offtern we are only able a selected menu on sunday enening please accept my appolige but we will try do better every week to off full menu

Overall: 8/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 30, 2023
Amanda H.
First time at the Crown and the welcome from the staff was fantastic. Great service and atmosphere. We were a bit disappointed with the food. I ordered a vegetarian burrito which was more like a normal wrap, the could have been warned and the filling was basic and had a raspberry in. I think it should have contained mixed beans and rice. My husband had a pie which he liked but everything came in separate bowls. Overall a but disappointed with the food but enjoyed everything else.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 12, 2023
Marion Z.
Lovely atmosphere and service and good food. My only quibble would be that I only had 7 chips with my burger.. would have preferred more. The sorbet for dessert wasn't great and had lumps of ice in it. But overall a lovely dinner out.
Business Response:
Thank you but allways disapointed if we don't meet our high standard of volume but we have been told many times that we server tomany chips and as they are large chuncky chips, if you had broght this to our attechen we would have given you more as for the sorbet we hare just in process of changing our supplier to Purback made in Dorsett icecream and the sorbet and icecream are of the highest standard now I look forward to seeing you again and taste our fair

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 17, 2023
Trevor H.
Excellent cheese board, and other courses had generous portions. Staff attentive, but not intrusive.
Business Response:
We try our best thank you and hope to seeyou soon

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 08, 2023
Jane W.
We had a lovely meal for my husband’s birthday. We moved to the area 2 Years ago. My husband loves the history of which a lot of Americans stationed at Aldbourne. It was a shame a lot of history was by the toilets. Not on display in the restaurant. Lovely staff will definitely be back.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
May 26, 2023
Nigel E.
Nice venue, lovely village. Very pleasant staff, excellent range of food and drink.
Business Response:
thank you that what we do at The Crown

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 19, 2023
Sarah P.
Great pub & super Sunday roast. Would have appreciated waiting staff pointing out the 10% service charge added automatically so we could have chosen to tip separately.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 25, 2023
Karen S.
Great food, although a number of dishes were no longer available. Friendly, smiling service and certainly good value for money. We really like The Crown, it has a friendly, comfy atmosphere. My main gripe is always the difficulty parking during the evening....Hey Ho it's worth it...
Business Response:
thank you that what we do at The Crown

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 10, 2023
Jean F.
The food was excellent, especially the venison goulash, wasn't expecting it to be so good as, last time, several years ago, it wasn't so good! Sophie was also an excellent waitress!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 20, 2023
Sue S.
Excellent food in busy pub. Served quickly. Unfortunately had a VERY noisy large group at the next table!!!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 15, 2023
Andrew P.
Beautiful pub and great location. Had the rib eye steak and it was excellent. Will definitely go back again. Ample parking and great scenery is always a bonus

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 6/10
Aug 15, 2023
Sally H.
Nice setting but the food took a long time to arrive.
Business Response:
thank you sorry for any delay to your food but all our food is cooked fresh and good thinks are worth waiting but we do try not to long. we will try better next time you come to eat

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 20, 2022
Rachel O.
Sadly we were maybe the last table to be served on the day so quite a few things on the menu had run out. The change in chef was noticeable as the last time I went the Yorkshire Puddings were huge and crispy and to die for, these were small, undercooked and stodgy sadly. I know some people like them like that, but not me!