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Crown & Horns, Newbury, ENG

Crown & Horns

4.5
4.5
144 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub
The Crown & Horns is a beautiful country inn, nestled in the heart of West Berkshire’s racing countryside. Situated on Compton Road in East Ilsley, the renovated pub has 11 individually designed en-suite rooms clustered around our kitchen courtyard. The Crown & Horns is the perfect stop over for business and leisure travellers. We look forward to seeing you soon

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01635 281545

  • Payment Options

    Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We can cater for private events, please contact us on 01635281545

  • Area

    Newbury

  • Cross Street

    Compton Road, East Ilsley, RG20 7LH

  • Parking Details

    Private on-site parking available

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 144 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Berkshire

    Best Value

  • Berkshire

    Child Friendly

  • Berkshire

    Lunch

  • Berkshire

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Berkshire

    Outdoor Eating

  • Berkshire

    Sunday Lunch

  • Berkshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. DW

    DavidW

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing pub, food was delicious and great quality. Good service from lovely waitress, look forward to our return
  2. b

    bosh

    Oxford

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    SUPER food, HUGE portions, VERY tasty! Really enjoyed our visit and thought the food was great. Staff were friendly and helpful but service was slow despite it being very quiet in the pub. over 1hr from entering to food on the table.
  3. SD

    StevenD

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, nice place to eat and drink. Will return again soon.

    Crown & HornsResponded on 21 June 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the visit. We look forward to your return, Many Thanks

  4. JG

    JaneG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delish food well cooked - had roasts, brilliant burger and prawn / smoked salmon with salad. Friendly service. Great music (Mike Walsh was playing).

    Crown & HornsResponded on 21 June 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the visit. We look forward to your return, Many Thanks

  5. G

    Gwen

    Manchester

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Family lunch for 7. Happy that we requested to change tables to a round one. Service excellent and tapas menu alongside regular menu was very good. Atmosphere was friendly and welcoming, would highly recommend

    Crown & HornsResponded on 21 June 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the visit. We look forward to your return, Many Thanks

  6. HJ

    HelenJ

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn’t fault a thing. It was a 60th birthday celebration. Will definitely be back.

    Crown & HornsResponded on 21 June 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the visit. We look forward to your return, Many Thanks

  7. A

    Alwilt

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Lovely pub, lovely staff, lovely food, but really disliked our food being served on wooden boards. I presume it is a contemporary idea but 3 of our party of 4 (the 4th had a real plate as she had a roast) all said they would prefer proper plates. We all said we would like visit again but would good old fashioned plates.

    Crown & HornsResponded on 21 June 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the visit. We look forward to your return, Many Thanks

  8. JT

    JennyT

    Dorset

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    Good too Spicy New chef so trying out new recipes. Nothing on Menu as good as it used to be as everything seemed to include spices etc
  9. JS

    JillS

    Yosemite

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    We had a mixed experience for our son's birthday on Sunday. The roast dinners were excellent but the other dishes ( linguini, burger and hunter's chicken) were very small. We waited for an hour for our meals to arrive . We appreciate it had been a busy Jubilee weekend for the pub but the service was very slow both for our main course and the desserts.
  10. R

    Rosie

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was lovely, there was a problem with one meal but it was quickly sorted out. The service was slow even though it wasn’t busy .

    Crown & HornsResponded on 30 May 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the visit. We look forward to your return, Many Thanks

  11. CS

    CassieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely welcome, although I wish staff didn’t call guests ’guys’ (think I’m just old fashioned!) Food was excellent and great value for money. Thoroughly enjoyable evening.

    Crown & HornsResponded on 22 May 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the visit. We look forward to your return, Many Thanks

  12. DB

    DerekB

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent venue, Good choice of menus. All served in a very timely manner. Will probably visit again in the not too distant future.

    Crown & HornsResponded on 23 May 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the visit. We look forward to your return, Many Thanks

  13. KJ

    KimJ

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, good service, good location just off the A34. Will definitely be back when I’m in the area.

    Crown & HornsResponded on 23 May 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the visit. We look forward to your return, Many Thanks

  14. L

    Looby

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always very friendly staff. Bit disappointing that so many things weren't available on the menu but still managed to find something we liked and it was very tasty. Despite the car park being full on a Tuesday evening, it was uncrowded and not noisy inside. Relaxed evening catching up with a friend. Will be back.
  15. SR

    SR71

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service from friendly staff. The meals were well cooked and great value. Will book again and would recommend. Thanks

    Crown & HornsResponded on 12 May 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the visit. We look forward to your return, Many Thanks

  16. AJ

    AlisonJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A lovely place to eat proper meals, just off the A34, much better than the services! Some of the party were running late, the staff were very understanding. Lovely village setting, across the road from the duck pond. Will be back.

    Crown & HornsResponded on 10 May 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the visit. We look forward to your return, Many Thanks

  17. s

    skippy

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good traditional pub. Very helpful landlady. Friend with us disappointed because no soup!

    Crown & HornsResponded on 4 May 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the visit. We look forward to your return, Many Thanks

  18. C

    Chrisco

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service from start to finish. Cosy atmosphere and tasty homemade meals. Food was excellent. Beautiful garden areas with brilliant converted horse-box. A diamond of a find on our journey home. A truly well run British pub serving amazing food. We will be back!!
  19. C

    Chantal

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Service was slower than normal. Meatballs were over cooked.

    Crown & HornsResponded on 4 May 2022Hi Chantal, Thanks for the review. We can only apologise for the slightly slower service. With it being a bank holiday we were extremely busier than a normal Monday. We look forward to your return, Many Thanks

  20. PF

    PaulF

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Recommended pub, first time for us but we will be going back when in the area. Booking was easy via open table. Staff were very polite and well trained. We moved to an outside table with no issues. Food was good quality pub food very tasty and well cooked, good selection of ale, gin and rum. Our dog was also very welcome with external water bowls and treats on the bar.

    Crown & HornsResponded on 4 May 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the visit. We look forward to your return, Many Thanks

  21. PL

    PubLover

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding service and meal. We visited this establishment as a table of 9 which included 3 children under age 3. We were seated promptly, looked after well as staff were very attentive and we were asked more than once for drinks orders and if we needed anything else with our meals. The pizza was brilliant, the children absolutely loved sharing it and everyone else’s meals were lovely too. The deserts were sublime and the rockfall brownie is my new favourite, we will be visiting again. Brilliant local pub which has lovely staff and lovely locals.

    Crown & HornsResponded on 2 May 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review. I have passed the kind words on to Toni. So glad you all enjoyed the visit and we look forward to your return, Many Thanks

  22. TA

    TraceyA

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic overall wonderful experience would recommend

    Crown & HornsResponded on 2 May 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the visit. We look forward to your return, Many Thanks

  23. L

    Ladyg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food, great service, lovely county pub. Recommend

    Crown & HornsResponded on 27 April 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the visit. We look forward to your return, Many Thanks

  24. RS

    RichardS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Haven’t been here for a while- but it’s even better than before! New layout, great outside facility and very attentive and efficient staff, pleasure to be there. Food very good too - had a sirloin steak with a WONDERFUL pepper sauce!! Wine nicely price pointed. Pud was good too - OK custard cancelled - due to seasonal menu 🥲but their home made brownie tasted simply lovely…with cream & ice cream. Highly recommend this pub for all reasons - see me there probably.

    Crown & HornsResponded on 26 April 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the visit. We look forward to your return, Many Thanks

  25. S

    Scissorhands111

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious! Service was also very good.Would highly recommend.

    Crown & HornsResponded on 20 April 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review. We look forward to your return, Many Thanks

  26. KT

    KeithT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great place lovely decor warm friendly hosts

    Crown & HornsResponded on 20 April 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review. We look forward to your return, Many Thanks

  27. PC

    PaulC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I booked The Crown and Horns for lunch to break up a journey heading south. It was absolutely perfect. I couldn’t fault it. Will definitely be back next time we are passing

    Crown & HornsResponded on 17 April 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review. We look forward to your return next time your passing our way Many Thanks

  28. CC

    CarrieC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a beautiful dinner with my sister, however there was a few things missing off the menu. To avoid disappointments be good to told when we are first seated. Apart from that had a lovely time

    Crown & HornsResponded on 17 April 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review. We do apologise that some items were unavailable, this was due to an extremely busy day. We do look forward to your return, Many Thanks

  29. GM

    GavinM

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Just a great pub with really good food an excellent menu and fantastic ambiance. Great way to catch up with old friends. And good choice of kid’s menu.

    Crown & HornsResponded on 13 April 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review. We look forward to your return, Many Thanks

  30. SE

    SamanthaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a lovely meal here after a long day of walking in the local area. We both had burgers and they were really good! There are some games you can play which is a cute touch. The two ladies who served us were really lovely and attentive, moving us to a table we preferred and even getting me some tea bags to take back to home! Great find.

    Crown & HornsResponded on 12 April 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review. It was lovely to meet you both, We hope to see you again Many Thanks

  31. RW

    RobertW

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing service, extremely welcoming and friendly staff. Look forward to returning
  32. SH

    SandraH

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely country pub serving amazing homemade food. Beautiful setting to enjoy a lovely meal. Staff very friendly and attentive. We certainly will return

    Crown & HornsResponded on 11 April 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review. We look forward to your return, Many Thanks

  33. L

    Lola

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great ambience to the place and able to bring a well behaved dog so thank you Liam

    Crown & HornsResponded on 8 April 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review. Lovely to meet you, we look forward to your return, Many Thanks

  34. G

    Gwen

    Manchester

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely evening with 4 friends seated at an alcove table which allowed us to talk privately. Food very good, particularly the chili beef strips and service friendly and efficient

    Crown & HornsResponded on 3 April 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review. We look forward to your return, Many Thanks

  35. MD

    MikeD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Our first visit after reading a review about top Pub/Restaurants in Berkshire. Our first impression was that it looked quite quaint. The meals themselves were good but nothing special, there were four of us, my starter was the Leek & Potato Soup and the others had Fresh Mussels, Chicken Goujons and Mushroom Crostini, all were delightful however it would help if the correct cutlery was provided to eat your meal, without having to ask for it, (a spoon for Soup)and my wife struggled with fork & knife? to eat her mussels, luckily she borrowed my spoon, you shouldn’t really have to ask for these things, and the waitress really should know what the soup of the day is when asked. Main courses 2 Sirlion Steaks, Beef and Homemade Steak & Ale Pie, and the Homemade Lasagne. Steaks were cooked to order and were very nice although I asked for skinny fries and received Chunky ones they were quite frankly inedible as they must have been doubled dipped in oil and left there an eternity. The Homemade choices were very nice. We didn’t bother with the deserts. Overall we enjoyed our evening but it could have been better, hopefully the Pub will take on board our comments and we might venture out for another meal with our friends. As for recommending the Crown & Horns to a friend I think there should be a half way option and not simply Yes or No i.e. Maybe/Possibly would be more our choice.
  36. M

    Michael

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was a reasonable price and quality and the service good.

    Crown & HornsResponded on 31 March 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review. We look forward to your return, Many Thanks

  37. SB

    SarahB

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch, very attentive waitress. Would definitely recommend

    Crown & HornsResponded on 29 March 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review. We look forward to your return, Many Thanks

  38. TA

    TAP1

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Lovely Mother's Day lunch with my daughter. Great atmosphere and friendly welcome!

    Crown & HornsResponded on 29 March 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review. We look forward to your return, Many Thanks

  39. FW

    FredW

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Nice roast and a nice pub overall. But we waited 30 minutes and nobody came to take our drinks order so we had to go up to the bar to get a drink where 4 of the lovely but gormless young staff were having a chat. Another half hour wait and still nobody we got up to ask if we have to order food at the bar! Finally the food arrived. Later asked for a cappuccino. It was a latte in a Cappuccino cup. They’d clearly pressed the wrong button on the machine. Oh well shame.
  40. AT

    AlexT

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Have been here a couple of times and we enjoyed it on both occasions. Staff are helpful and friendly and the food is excellent. The last visit was for Mothers day and my wife and I both had the lamb roast which was very tender with all the trimmings. My only criticism was that the carrot/sweed mash was a little watery but this is a very small moan.

    Crown & HornsResponded on 29 March 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review. We look forward to your return, Many Thanks

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Crown & Horns offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01635 281545.

Crown & Horns is rated 4.5 stars by 144 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Crown & Horns

Compton Road East Ilsley Newbury, ENG RG20 7LH

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Compton Road, East Ilsley, RG20 7LH

  • Area

    Newbury

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private on-site parking available

  • Payment Options

    Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01635 281545

  • Private party facilities

    We can cater for private events, please contact us on 01635281545

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