Open daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
- Disabled Access
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
About The Crown Inn - Reading
The Crown is a charming 18th century Inn that offers a warm welcome, excellent food plus superb accommodation and plenty of space for parties, meetings and weddings.
Set in the picturesque hamlet of Playhatch. Close to Reading, Henley-on-Thames and Maidenhead, The Crown is the perfect place to get away from it all.
We had an excellent family lunch with a great menu selection to suite everyone
We booked our work christmas lunch for 5 people but on arrival they seemed very disorganised, they didn't have our pre-booked food order and we had to chase them up to check as nobody came to tell us it was ok. We booked the Christmas lunch menu but no crackers on table despite other tables having crackers. The sprouts were raw. All in all we were pretty disappointed.
Very disappointed as this was a family Xmas meal and I had specifically phoned prior to booking to see if I had to pre book the Xmas meal and I was told no it would be available as there was only 6 of us, we were told we couldn’t have it because we hadn’t pre booked.Also freezing cold so asked to be moved and I then asked for COD and chips told I couldn’t have this either.
We've always found The Crown to be very enjoyable. However, on this occasion, we were a little disappointed. The area we had been allocated was extremely cold on a very cold day outside, and although the staff tried, the area just did not have adequate heating. Also we were a group of 24 and had two long tables that split the party and created an uncomfortable atmosphere on what should have been a lovely day celebrating my daughter's 21st birthday. The food however was perfect.
It was a little cold where we were seated as the portable heaters didn’t really add much to the room, but the atmosphere was great and food was lovely, great night out.
Although the overall ambience appeared OK on arrival - the menu looked very dull - so much so that despite being starving and the fact that it was approaching 8.30 we left without ordering. Country pubs should do more to appear less like a "hungry Horse" and more like an independent country eating place with a range of home cooked fare. We won't be back!!!!
Incredible evening, service and food! Thanks so much for ensuring we had a wonderful Christmas meal.
Excellent food and drink. Service was good and to a high standard. A lovely country pub with a good atmosphere.
Cold in front room when front door open to let people in..need external porch.
We had our Christmas meal here for a large group and the service was great. The food was very good and well presented. We were all very happy with the experience.
I met my partner at the Crown 4 years ago and we go back every anniversary and sometimes in between, I was so disappointed this year, I said I wouldn’t go back, I ordered chicken curry and got veg curry, when it come back the chicken had no flavour, still lots of veg, and watery, I think they just threw some chicken on the same plate, sooo disappointed.
The Sunday carvery is excellent. Good price and plenty of food. The Thai fish cakes could be better and bigger. The tomato and pepper soup was very good. Nice smiling staff even when busy.
Eat at Crown quite regular and every time it has been superb!
Drinks: No sweet sherry, no mango juice both of which were requested by some of our all female party. Food: very good Menu choices were requested but form for this not provided. Luckily I found out that there was a party of 30 arriving for 2pm and so we changed our time to 12.15pm as it would have been too noisy. Staff very friendly.
We had a lovely lunch, the food was great and the service excellent. Thank you
Very tasty meal in a cosy country environment
Fantastic team!!! Always so bubbly and attentive, knows the menu well and was able to recommended us some great wine- family ended up buying a bottle to take home. My husbands favourite restaurant- far superior to other local near bys.
FABULOUS Sunday carvery. Will definitely be back for more.
Still absolutely delighted with The Crown Inn Reading; my friends and I had a fantastic meal there, we were all so impressed! What we really appreciated was the personal touch from the staff - highly recommend The Crown!
Great food and atmosphere
I booked for a gathering with old friends who travelled far to meet up and they said it was the best roast they have ever had! Well worth the journey.
Very good food. Service second to none. Friendly and efficient.
Great food well presented and served.
Very friendly staff and great food
Lovely food as always and very quick replies on email when I had to amend my booking. Looking forward to visiting again!