11am to 11pm - Monday to Saturday
12pm to 6pm - Sunday
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
About The Hand and Crown
Public house serving fantastic home made food
I celebrated my birthday with friends in a dining dome. I can not fault our experience. The waiters were attentive and super friendly and the food was delicious and good value for money. I will definitely revisit 10/10
Service a little rushed due to kitchen slots but staff could not accommodate our party enough. A different dining experience which was enjoyed by us all.
Lovely time in the small dome, good food served by friendly staff.
I really though hard about writting this review. We were all very disappointed with our experience in the dome. On arrival we found the dome to be very cold, despite the small heater being on full, the whole party of 6 people spent the evening with our coats on and blankets across our knees and still felt cold. The 2 young waiters were very good and a credit to your establishment but we waited 1.15 minutes for our starters and a further hour for our main courses. The manager did offer our party a round of drinks on the house because he knew that the length of time we waited was ridiculous. All in all we were in a freezing cold dome for nearly 3 hours. If it was for the fact that we had paid a non refundable deposit and it was my daughters birthday we would have left after the starters. I have visited The Hand and Crown many times over 20 years but this evening was not a pleasant one. I would return but I would not recommend the domes to anyone.
A children's menu would have been useful otherwise it was all VERY good and the domes are superb.
Dome was a amazing experience for a family meal
Booked a dome for a 60th birthday celebration. The dome was amazing made it feel really special and a different experience to usual dining. Could not fault the food and staff. Great service throughout and the food was excellent and great value. Thanks for an amazing memorable celebration.
we really enjoyed the pod experience despite the weather the service was very good an everybody enjoyed there meals definatley book it again
Friendly, welcoming staff and the domes are a unique dining experience.
I ordered the texan chicken, nowhere does it state that it contains mushrooms but it does so steer clear if like me you are a hater of mushrooms. When mentioned to the waiters not one apology was made. Cheeseboard not good value for money. The pods are really warm and cosy and perfect for a family meal / special occasion.
I booked one of the domes for my mum’s birthday on 6/2 and I cannot fault the experience. The lady serving us (I can’t remember her name, sorry), was absolutely lovely and couldn’t have been more helpful. The food was great, nice sized portions and full of flavour. I really liked the dome and the fact that you can play your own music in there, it’s a shame they aren’t there all year! Thank you for making my mum’s day very special. Georgia
Brilliant! Excellent service, great food
Had a lovely night BUT it was tainted due to the initial deposit upon booking only being partially deducted off the bill. This was not stated clearly when the initial reservation was made, however the website has been up dated and if like us there is only 4 of you booked, you will only receive £20 from your £60 deposit deducted off your bill. Ultimately paying £40 just to sit in a pod in Hertfordshire. Service was attentive but there was a long wait for food, table was booked for 7.30 and we didn’t eat main courses until long after 9 o’clock. Lovely idea but there is definitely room for improvement.
Excellent service Lovely private dining in the pod
Food was delicious, outdoor pod was warm and cosy with a lovely atmosphere and Charlie our waiter was fantastic! We will definitely be back 😃
We were Celebrating a family Birthday thank you for looking after us so well enjoyed the private Dome experience lovely food
Really loved it, private dining, great atmosphere played our own music through Bluetooth. Definitely do it again 😁
Celebrating a special friends birthday, we booked one of the pods. The pod was lovely, warm and inviting. We were able to put our own music on, and relax. The furnishings were beautiful. Both the food and service were outstanding, and we cannot wait to book again,I cannot recommend it enough.
Very enjoyable meal with great service. Would happily recommend. Have already booked for another visit
The whole evening was lovely, we hired a 12 man pod for my Mother’s 70th, staff from start to finish were amazing, food was superb, would highly recommend. Ps. Notably it was a very cold night but maybe a couple more heaters in the larger pods would be a good idea
thank you for a lovely visit - we were a small group but had a lovely time! Charlie who was serving us was very helpful, please say thank you. Coming back with a large group in a couple of weeks. food as always delicious! (would say although heated if its really cold must wear layers just in case) it was fun!
Excellent food and very friendly staff.
The perfect place to eat, drink and be happy. We reserved one of the domes for my Nans 93rd birthday and it was amazing, the team were super attentive and the food was spectacular. I had a brief chat with the landlord and he was so welcoming and asked how everything was...such a great place, thank you again for your amazing hospitality.
Dined in the "Domes" in the garden area, which was fun. Staff were attentive and helpful. Would be good to have a little more light in the Dome, with more candles or a lantern.
We had an amazing time on Saturday celebrating my husbands birthday. The service was excellent and the food was fabulous. Would highly recommend especially the Domes which we had. Private dinning experience within a pub great idea.