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The Crown Inn

4.8
4.8
88 Reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub

The Crown Inn is a traditional cottage style village pub with a cosy interior, now modernised to give that restaurant feel you can expect to find in some of the best pubs hidden away in the English countryside……and for the days when the sun shines we have an ample garden behind the pub and there is also plenty of parking.

Our food focus is on the best produce available with provenance, linking you directly to the small scale artisanal producers that helps us create a sustainable model in the field of ristoration. In terms of style, you’ll find clean rustic dishes which combine the classic french with modern rustic.

The team has been put together by head chef patron Dave Watts.Dave started his career at Le Manior Quat Saisons under the direct tutelage of Raymond Blanc. During his time since he has expanded and polished his food offering having worked around the country at various high-end establishments during which time he won The Good Food Guide’s ‘Chef to Watch’ award.

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Booked 2 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Contemporary French, British

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast
    Sat 10:00 am–11:30 am
    Lunch
    Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
    Dinner
    Wed, Thu 6:00 pm–8:30 pm
    Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    01264 736044

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Dave Watts

  • Neighborhood

    Andover

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 88 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Hampshire

    Best Overall

  • Hampshire

    Best Food

  • Hampshire

    Best Service

  • Hampshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Hampshire

    Healthy

  • Hampshire

    Great for Lunch

  • Hampshire

    Outdoor Dining

  • Hampshire

    Special Occasion

  • Hampshire

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. D

    Dodger

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Another very good evening. Staff very attentive and food excellent as ever

  2. JW

    JosephW

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely outstanding! Food was incredible and the service was amazing. Very attentive and caring staff. Can't wait to book again! 😍

  3. SJ

    SJay

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Fabulous food, all needs catered for without any fuss and friendly, courteous service. We are so lucky to have The Crown so close to us. High quality, fresh (from the garden in a lot of cases!) produce, seasonal and beautifully prepared dishes, all combined in inspiring creations that are a delight to eat. We keep coming back for more! Thank you to the chef and team - The Crown is a hidden Hampshire gem.

  4. JP

    JPutney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent pub restaurant with refined and interesting menu.

  5. ME

    MikeE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Exceptional food in a wonderful setting. I’m sure this little gem will soon require a months advanced booking to secure a table. Promising expanded wine list so complete the experience. I would like to see an additional fish option as a main but apart from that, faultless.

  6. L

    Loubie

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Staff were incredibly helpful and accommodated our gluten free requests brilliantly. All the food was delicious and good value.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely fresh food, tasty and well presented. Thank you again Dave, Angus and all the staff.

  8. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Dave has created a great atmosphere at the Crown with incredibly good food. Gastro Pub doesn't really do it justice. We had 3 courses with wine and the experience was outstanding. The best for miles around and we'll definitely be back regularly!

  9. SP

    StephenP

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first visit to The Crown Inn. Food was excellent and very good value. We’ll definitely be back!

  10. AM

    AlisonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The whole dining experience at The Crown is such a treat. The food is always amazing. The fact that the menu changes daily is a true testament of the chef's skills. The staff are welcoming, knowledgeable and nothing is too much trouble. Not surprisingly it is my favourite restaurant which I look forward to returning to time and time again.

  11. LH

    LauraH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was fantastic, the staff were friendly and polite. My husband said that he had the best pudding he has ever had. All in all we couldn’t fault it and we will be back again.

  12. CM

    ChrisM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a wonderful place. Beautiful setting and amazing food.

  13. JS

    JillS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We were a party of four for lunch and all had the plat du jour @ £15. The portions were small but very tasty and more than adequate for a lunch. Highly recommended.

  14. DB

    DavidB

    Hampshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Brilliant again this time in the Crown. Food absolutely delicious lovely lunchtime had all.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfectly cooked and presented. Nothing was too much trouble. A very enjoyable and excellent experience. We will be back soon.

  16. FF

    FayF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food in relaxed setting. Noise was from rain not from crowd. Well worth the money.

  17. G

    Giraffe

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely evening at The Crown. The inside surroundings are very pleasant whether inside the restaurant or in the conservatory. There are tables outside plus two higloos complete with fires. Service was friendly and professional. There was an interesting menu with a good selection of specials. Staff were knowledgable about the dishes and explained them with enthusiasm. Excellent bottle of red wine. The food was delicious and superbly cooked and presented. What more can I say? You need a few £££s! We will return!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Nice table in the conservatory extension overlooking the garden. Interesting menu with lots of choice. Food was impeccably prepared and presented. Nothing on the plate was less than perfect.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    We made a spontaneous booking the evening of the ENG/UKR game, so The Crown was very quiet. That said, there was nothing quiet about the food. We had the braised beef tagliatelle and pastrami broth to start. Wonderful complex flavours and soft as soft could be meat. An absolute delight. Mains were the steamed sole on freekeh with clam beurre blanc and a good old cheeseburger. The sole was truly exquisite and the burger a super example of a classic with fantastic chunky chips - crispy on the outside band soft potato on the inside. Service was pleasant with the right balance of attention. All in all a lovely evening.

  20. JB

    JohnB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This country pub is one of the nicest I have been in. It was extremely clean, tidy and tables were presented well. There is a nice theme of country life pictures. There is an abundance of seating in several divided areas including a spacious and airy conservatory, one area has a large table seating for about 10 and curtained off for privacy, it includes an attended a bar, remined me of Turkey. The garden boasts 2 very novel igloo style wooden cabins with their own log fires. The main menu has a bent mainly towards fish dishes. The Food was phenomenal, I will be sending a card to the chef - The attention to detail for the presentation was first class. The chef had created a butter with a hint of cheese to spread on the pre-dinner bread - It was some form of Danish recipe, so I was told, do not pass on it, its lovely. The Staff dress casually but were very polite and knowledgeable about the menu, and they engaged when appropriate. The management and their team have created a real gem, top class food with very pleasant surroundings. Well done. Thank you all for a splendid evening.

  21. K

    Kaney

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time weve been booked again for Aug meal service and the place were superb couldnt fault it really enjoyed it

  22. VC

    VictoriaC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Beautiful food, and lovely staff, was our first visit but definitely won’t be our last!

  23. SH

    SamanthaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fab service, lovely setting, and scrummy food. Definitely want to go back!

  24. CH

    CH85

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Great food and good drinks selection. Best Sunday roast in ages too!

  25. RR

    RachelR

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food great service polite help attentive staff. High recommend

  26. SN

    StephenN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Far exceeded all expectations and all four of us had absolutely nothing negative to say about our time at The Crown. The food was special. There were many members of staff, all extremely attentive but not over the top. Being a food lover and fan of dining in nice places, I certainly wasn't expecting to come away saying "that was one of the best meals I've ever had", however, those words passed my lips and I wouldn't dream of retracting them.

  27. NF

    NormanF

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Tried the Crown for the first time in a long time and much had changed. Warm greeting on arrival and immediate attention . Food and drink were excellent the new layout worked very well. Plenty of car parking space and attention to detail. I would certainly recommend it. Look forward to going again.

  28. SM

    SandyM

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service here is great friendly and professional. The food is simply delicious and well presented

  29. s

    sarahg

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great service and fresh, delicious food - the dishes are beautifully put together and taste fantastic. We keep going back for more! Fantastic chef and staff. - thank you.

  30. JE

    JENJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely and unusual dishes. Super range of local wines. Prompt service. Highly recommend.

  31. D

    Dodger

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, excellent service and value for money. Will be going again soon.

  32. R

    Rugosaplants

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    The Plat du Jour was just what we needed, very tasty, not bulky, and an excellent mixture of flavours. The service was so friendly and helpful, doing everything that we asked of them.

  33. SM

    SandyM

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good was great service great and just rebooked .. loved it

  34. TA

    TabA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing new fave pub. Incredibly delicious & beautiful food. I had trout starter & asparagus starter which were both so good. Pisco sours highly recommended too. Will be going back for sure.

  35. SP

    SteveP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bravo. First meal out after lockdown eased. We decided it had to be a good one and we were not disappointed. It's not cheap but you are paying for years of training and skill in picking top quality ingredients which marry together in an eating experience. We found the staff were very welcoming and attentive. My wife and I had charcuterie to start, soft morsels of cured meat and pickled veg which was perfect. We both had duck for mains. The combination of the pink duck, crispy skin and rosti was delectable all washed down with a smooth crisp French rose wine. Congratulations.

  36. DB

    DavidB

    Hampshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant meal. Food excellent service excellent. Lovely and enjoyable lunchtime.

  37. JH

    JamesH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautifully presented food and an interesting menu Many steps above the average pub

  38. n

    nessak

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A superb mid week vegetarian lunch for two. Excellent food and service in very pleasant surroundings.

  39. NA

    NABN

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We booked online and on arrival on a sunny day we were offered inside or out. We chose the conservatory - we had the choice of the menue of the day which was excellent and good value and the fine dining menu which was fully enjoyed by our guest. The staff were very courteous and provide us with a birthday plate - thank you. Our visit was a great experience.

  40. G

    Guv1964

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food and service at the crown were excellent. However this was on a quiet Wednesday night. All covid protocols were being observed. Having not been to the crown for a number of years we will definitely be returning

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The Crown Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 88 OpenTable diners

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Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The Crown Inn

Upton Village Street Andover, Hampshire SP11 0J

  • Neighborhood

    Andover

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast
    Sat 10:00 am–11:30 am
    Lunch
    Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
    Dinner
    Wed, Thu 6:00 pm–8:30 pm
    Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Contemporary French, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dave Watts

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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