The Crown

11 High Street, Minchinhampton, Stroud, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, GL6 9BN
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Lunch Monday – Saturday 12pm – 3pm
Dinner Monday – Saturday 5pm – 9pm (last orders)
Sunday Lunch 12pm – 7pm

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  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About The Crown

A COTSWOLD COUNTRY PUB WITH A BEAUTIFUL BEER GARDEN IN MINCHINHAMPTON

Cuisine: Gastro Pub
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

Abysmal experience. Shambolic service and a nut roast that tasted like raw paxo stuffing. All the meals came out at differing times and the vegetables were forgotten. Smokers walk through the restaurant to smoke outside (resulting in frequent door wafts of cold air). The Painswick need not worry. I don't think anything could persuade any of the 6 of us to return.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Lovely meal thank you

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Different Staff came over to table to check on service to many times.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 January 2020

It was quite expensive but it is lovely!

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

We had a really special Christmas Day lunch at the Crown this year. The staff really looked after our family brilliantly, thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 12 January 2020

Excellent food (Sunday Feast) with only one criticism of a runny gravy that had little taste. Great value for money with the children and the staff were all excellent. Only real disappointment was that I ordered Cranberry Juice and Tonic water but was charged full price for both drinks so £4.50 for what is a soft drink. This made the bill high as we all had one of these drinks.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 January 2020

Fantastic Sunday Lunch with family and friends

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Visited On Sunday, 12 January 2020

We were shocked on getting the bill at the price of the wine, but all in all we had a fabulous time. One thing that really bothers me is the booking process and only being allocated 1.5 hours (on this occasion we were allocated 1 hour!) to relax and enjoy a three course Sunday lunch with friends - I have been to the Crown three times now and on each occasion I have had to negotiate a longer period of time for our meal. Not happy with this and it does put me off going there. I don't get it!! I know you want to make lots of money, but really - what about your customers relaxing and taking their time to enjoy their meal...? As it was, last Sunday two of our party were half an hour late and if we really had been restricted to one hour for our meal we would only have had time for the starter! However, the person in charge was very helpful and understanding, and we didn't leave until 4pm (not on purpose, just enjoying ourselves) - so very happy in the end.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 January 2020

Inexperienced and awkward staff Baking hot on tables next to the fire Wobbly chair Rum and coke served as a glass of coke and another glass of rum?! No acknowledgment by staff of the power cuts happening Too noisy in the room serving the Sunday roast to hear the staff serving you

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Visited On Sunday, 12 January 2020

A good place for Sunday lunch, with as much as you can eat for £20 (dessert is extra).

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

Good selection of beers.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

We are regulars eaters at The Tavern and 131 and decided to try the dining experience at The Crown. I’m upset to say we were thoroughly disappointed. The staff were no older than 16 or 17 and were miserable - there was no warmth or customer service. The menu already had the pie sold out by 13:30 and we weren’t informed until we tried ordering it. Our drinks took ages to arrive and came in stages. When the god was served the chicken was pink and the chips were hard. The paper in the basket disintegrated as you are it. The manager on duty was open in the fact they were awaiting a new bar manager to start and a manager from 131 - until then he was reliant upon the 16 & 17 year old staff who had no experience!!!! What a shame - we would come back in a few months time if we were compensated in some way for our awful experience to give you the benefit of the doubt but we feel we paid for a meal which wasn’t set up to succeed at no fault of the customers.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

The sheer hard work that all the staff put into the 'Crown experience' is heartwarming. The welcome is fantastic and the sense of professional activity makes a visit an exciting and enjoyable occasion. It has very quickly become a second home for locals and visitors alike. The only slight fear is that eating too much of the delicious, very good value food, and tasting the stream of endlessly delicious ciders, beers and wine, there might be a need for a gym and sauna annex in a corner of the lovely new courtyard garden. Richard and Henry have put so much into very quickly building a strong atmosphere and personality into the pub I can only offer very grateful thanks, and toast their success.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

Lovely place, great food and great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend and go back. The floor staff were terrible though, really poor and not trained well at all. However when we mentioned this to the kitchen staff who were sat planning the evenings service they were so apologetic and upset to hear we had issues with the service. So much so they hand delivered desert to our door that night! Now that is service!!

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

The main dining room is noisy otherwise 5 star restaurant

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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

Over priced for what they are, £9.50 for 2 medium sized mushrooms with a bit of stilton dust in it. Also, lacked the steak on the menu and swede mash wasn't mashed and inedible. Drinks also over priced, large glass of Malbec and a pint £18 !!! Had to wait a while with no one else at the bar as the staff chatted to their mates and cleaned glasses, may need some customer service training?!

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 January 2020

Extremely disappointed We are local and don’t normally stray from our tried and tested Potting shed/ Rectory in Crudwell but thought we would try the Crown The restaurant was freezing- diners still in coats! Wine list is shocking! Especially the white wines Food was very poor, badly presented and no seasoning Staff tried to be helpful but far too young Will NOT be going back or recommend - HUGE disappointment

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Visited On Monday, 30 December 2019

So lucky to have this place 👍

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Visited On Sunday, 05 January 2020

The perfect way to spend a Sunday!!

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Visited On Sunday, 05 January 2020

Really love the carvery set up! Only comment would be that the macaroni cheese was very very garlicky. Otherwise a perfect roast!

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Visited On Saturday, 28 December 2019

A fiasco of an evening, where very little went right. A pity as it was a birthday party of eight which we were looking forward to , it was so terrible at the end our party and the staff finished up in fits of giggles. The manager did amend the bill and gave us a free drink. But this could not make up for a disastrous meal

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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

The Crown offers great food and atmosphere and lovely staff. We've eaten here twice now and loved both occasions. It's family oriented and dog friendly (even in the restaurant). A huge boost for Minch!

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Visited On Thursday, 02 January 2020

Great service, fabulous food. We will definitely be back soon!

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 January 2020

We enjoyed a previous visit to The Crown when all was 4/5 star - we eat regularly at The Wheatsheaf and look forward to the reopening of The Wild Duck. New Year Day never the best day to choose to eat out but there was nothing to recommend about the experience yesterday: an hour at our table before food arrived, a fairly unsupervised large group of children dominating the room’s atmosphere and food, when it arrived, below a standard we would manage on a wet a Monday at home. Young people serving were pleasant enough but clearly running a losing battle to provide food. Need to be convinced to come back any time soon.

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Visited On Monday, 30 December 2019

We arrived and waited to be seated. Having been shown to a table, we were then informed that we were sat at the wrong table - the inference was that this was our fault (it wasn't). First waitress was moody and uninterested in taking a drinks order or providing us with menus. We got to order drinks 25 minutes after been sat down at the right table this time. It took a further 20 minutes to get our drinks with three waiting staff bringing a drink each for our table of 7 people. They still managed to miss one of the drinks ordered (an Elderflower Presse, which another waitress went to get in the end). Second waitress took our food order but, having confirmed that the chicken in a basket was gluten free, then had to admit it wasn't - the problem was that she only did this once all our main courses had arrived. My wife therefore had to wait for another dish to be served (a steak) which we were told would be on the house. Food was generally good but the mash in the sausages and mash was like wallpaper paste (to quote my dad) which means that someone in the kitchen whizzed it up with a machine, as opposed to by hand, then left it on th e side to congeal. The beetroot salad could have done with a dressing - it could simply have been missing, however. On the plus side, the fish & chips was excellent as was the squid starter. The menu overall needs to be re-vamped a bit as it is incredibly basic for the prices charged. Best do some market research of what other local pubs are offering and the quality. I fear that TLO has made a huge assumption here as to what the Stroud population regard as decent pub grub! Try The Woolpack, The Bell at Selsley, Bisley House, The Fleece at Rooksmoor for inspiration and price-point. Normally, I don't check the bill but did on this occasion. The steak (which was supposed to be on the house) had found its way onto the bill, inadvertently. When pointed out, the second waitress sorted this immediately. Young, inexperienced staff, basic menu which is fine if done well and a lack of joined up thinking between the restaurant and bar. It's got all the ingredients but needs a lot of management to sort out before we return. I really want this place to work!

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