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Once upon a Time Ball we hosted

“Everything was perfect, the preparations ran smoothly with no hassles, Victoria and Adrian knew exactly what to do, and exactly what we would want for a successful evening, their staff on the night were incredible. The food was amazing! there was plenty to go around, and I had no complaints about the beer either.

We had a fabulous function and will be doing it again ;-)”15.8.15 032 15.8.15 030

Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day (2)

We are recruiting for a Chef de Partie

We are recruiting for a Chef de Partie to join our small friendly team delivering great food in an idyllic setting. Call Adrian on 01767 627337 or pop over your Cv to chef@crownnorthill.co.uk.

Some new pictures… “A new menu and a Restaurant Makeover”

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El Jay Rose – Live Music

Join us on Sunday 7th June for Live Music with El Jay Rose, a talented local singer and song writer. 5pm -7pm

 

El J Rose

 

Our latest Trip Advisor review.. “Without Fault”

“Without Fault”

I have been wondering lately why people post reviews on here as there is no direct gain for the person offering their opinions, and I can think of several reasons. Firstly, they have had such a terrible experience that they feel the need to vent their spleen. Secondly, that they think they are the next Jonathan Meades or Fay Maschler. And thirdly, that they just had a bloody good meal and want to shout about it. My review of the Crown is for the latter reason. I’ve eaten here on several occasions and each time has been superb.

There are various approaches pubs take to food. One is “pub grub” and when done well, it’s a delight. Simple dishes cooked well at a reasonable price, but so often they fail on one, or both, of those criteria. Another approach is the “gastro-pub” which often amounts to a chef who imagines that they are running a Michelin-starred restaurant; needlessly complicated dishes which they can’t pull off, and the end result is near on twenty quid for Fish and Chips.

Thankfully, The Crown has found the rare third way. The food is definitely well above standard pub fayre, without sounding too pretentious or being overly expensive. The menu is a delight to read and certainly does not lack variation; and the specials seem to change from week to week, which is exactly as it should be. Complimentary bread is very welcome – maybe the owner has spent some time in France? Not too bad for vegetarians either: as will always be the case; that could be better, but certainly better than most. The pub itself is a nice old building, the atmosphere great and service always delightful. I would happily say that this is, in my opinion, by far the best place to eat in the local area. As always, there has to be a “but”. The cheeseboard is overpriced, and should come with bread rather than biscuits, and ditch the celery which no-one in my experience ever eats.

Would I return? Yes, and I often do.

  • Visited April 2015

Easter at The Crown

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We are getting really booked up for Easter already, we are open and serving food all day on Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. Call 01767 627337 to make your reservation.

A freshly painted bar and a couple of additions, hope you like it

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New Guest Ales

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Bedfordshire Food and Drink Awards 2015 – Vote Now !

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