Crown & Horns

4.4
56 reviews
£25 and under
Pub

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Casual
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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 56 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
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TeresaG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a last minute late Sunday roast and it was really nice. Loved the rice pudding after too! Friendly staff. We will be back

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PeterT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

A mixed review, service was friendly and welcoming although there were some shortcomings. Food was mixed, I had the steak pie which was tasty but laced filling the pie looked very flat!! My wife had the lamb shank which lacked flavour and the mash was not great, our friend's burger was very good, but the mac and cheese was not. No wine menu so we were told what was available by grape (merlot, shiraz etc) but not the cost. We ordered a bottle of wine without knowing the cost, which could have been awkward. Now you could say this was our fault, but call me old fashion I don't expect to have to work for my meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emily was amazing

Crown & Horns
Responded on 3 October 2021

Thanks so much for the lovely review

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AngelaM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the Crow and Horns several times and always get a lovely meal with great service

Crown & Horns
Responded on 3 October 2021

Thanks so much for the lovely review

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LawrenceE
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting and very impressed. Will return again.

Crown & Horns
Responded on 25 September 2021

Thankyou so much for the lovely review, We look forward to your return

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GregB
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and lovely food, we were there for lunch to celebrate a friend’s birthday and the team really looked after us

Crown & Horns
Responded on 10 September 2021

Thank you for the lovely review,

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WayneJ
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here , lovely place and setting and the steak was amazing .
We will be back soon

Crown & Horns
Responded on 10 September 2021

Thank you for the lovely review,

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food and the added bonus of live music. Highly recommend 👌

Crown & Horns
Responded on 29 August 2021

Thank you for the lovely review,

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ElizabethO
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good service pleasant meal. Liked noise level no loud music drowning you out

Crown & Horns
Responded on 17 August 2021

Thankyou so much for the lovely review. We look forward to meeting you again soon

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GavinM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely relaxed meal served in the lovely covered courtyard.

Crown & Horns
Responded on 17 August 2021

Thanks so much for the lovely review. We look forward to meeting you again soon

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JohnC
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A very welcome stop for lunch on a journey from Cambridge to the West Country. Service was good and we were away in an hourhaving had 2 courses without hurrying. Everything was good, still recovering from shutdown

Crown & Horns
Responded on 17 August 2021

Thanks so much for the lovely review. We look forward to meeting you again soon

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TimM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food as always and good service. Fast becoming my "Local"

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Jojob
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Not impressed with the food - as I found something in my food which obviously wasn't supposed to be in it. Told a waitress who just apologised- waited over 35 mins for our pudding. Will not be returning.

Crown & Horns
Responded on 29 July 2021

Thanks for your time on the phone. We do take all customer feedback seriously. As stated by yourself the item found in your food was a small piece of tomato vine due to our sauce being homemade. We are sorry to hear you wont be returning but unfortunately we tried to rectify this for you and our gesture of replacement meal and goodwill was refused. Many Thanks

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vipPaulR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - battered chicken burger delicious!!

Crown & Horns
Responded on 29 July 2021

Thanks so much for the lovely review

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MaryT
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed!
I have not visited for some time, the makeover has transformed The Crown and Horns in all areas. Most importantly, the food and service was excellent.

Crown & Horns
Responded on 29 July 2021

Thanks so much for the lovely review

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Beers
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fisherman’s ploughman’s was fab though the prawns were spicier than expected. Mushroom and halloumi burger was delicious. Chips were top notch! Service was a bit slow but definitely worth waiting for.

Crown & Horns
Responded on 29 July 2021

Thanks so much for the lovely review

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fredm
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

came for a leaving lunch for a member of staff, food reasonable value , service friendly.

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IanB
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very pleasant business lunch, good service and good value.

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Charlotte
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really nice garden area and great choice of food, will definitely come back

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JonH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely traditional English pub - standard menu served well. Very friendly service, bent over backwards to accommodate us.

Crown & Horns
Responded on 3 July 2021

Thanks so much for the lovely review. It was a pleasure meeting you both

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Halfway
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good outside courtyard, varied menu choice from light to man

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scott
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

We had the hummus starter to share, the hummus came out with half a pitta bread for £4.95. We sent the starter back as we couldn’t eat it as there was to much salt in there! My partners veggie burger was good but my chicken burger was below average with very dry chicken. The waitress just couldn’t be bothered to be there so it made the whole experience poor. We used to eat there often but we have now decided to go elsewhere in the future. It’s a real shame as the landlord has spent a fortune since lockdown and the staff just can’t be bothered it seems. Maybe we just had a bad night? Or the chef was “off”? Who knows.

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ClaireM
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely dinner to celebrate Father’s Day. The roast was delicious as were the other choices we enjoyed. Friendly service, warm and comfy seating area.

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IanB
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed a Father's Day lunch at the Crown and Horns. Welcome was excellent and they took trouble to understand our dietary requirements on the day. Delicious food and I was pleasantly surprised by the bill when it came. Thanks to all for looking after us so well on the day.

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Paul
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, so unusual to find a pub that is handling covid measures an NOT spoiling the whole experience Definitely reccomend it

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HollyD
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really nice place for food and drinks. Great atmosphere and friendly staff

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Brenda
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Visiting on a very hot day we were first shown to a table without any umbrella to provide shade from the blazing sun but were quickly relocated when we asked to be moved. Food was excellent but portions too large for us. Enjoyed the ambience until the football commentary was switched on - sorry football not our game - but greatly enjoyed by the other customers. Great staff who were coping extremely well with a busy shift and high temperatures. Will go back.

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Doodie
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited on a Sunday lunch time. BBQ menu in celebration of the Euro football match England v Croatia. The food from the BBQ was very good, especially the hallumi and veg skewers and good value for money. I had visited just 2 days previously and had food from the main menu which was equally as good. Staff were attentive and food was freshly cooked and served without delay. Good layout of tables to ensure social distancing.

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JaneS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and a lovely pub - service was friendly, a little slow due to table service only at the moment, but we’ve been often enough to know that is a temporary blip. We’ll be back!

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IanC
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A really enjoyable lunch. The service was good. The only downside was the music but they were happy to turn it down for us. Will use again.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great, it would have been better if the steak meal and the salad hadn’t been brought out so much earlier than my sons burger meal. I was I tied and then decided to eat my meal before it got cold, finishing it completely before my sons burger meal arrived (also before the offer of sauces and the side orders were brought). The was a sincere apology (unprompted ) for the delay in my sons meal. So I didn’t take it any further. We stayed for dessert as well. I am sure this was just a teething problem having only just opened post covid. (But still warrants saying for honesty).

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Anon
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

We arrived first on May bank holiday Monday. Lovely venue, never been before but we had a gluten intolerance and a dairy intolerance on our table. We asked for a plain burger, didn't get it. Then get it taken away to then be charged for it. One of our party didn't even eat but still got charged. Poor really. We couldn't have made our dietary requirements any clearer and they were not busy when we ordered/entered due to being early. The portion for the shared seafood platter, although v tasty.. very small to share amongst 2. Three pieces of roll... What's the point... Need 4 Half's at the least.

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WC3737
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Have enjoyed better meals at The Crown and Horn - but it was late lunchtime on Sunday so some of our parties meals were good and others dissapointing. A bit noisy to start with and a very long wait for any starters /food. Lets hope next time improves as we have definately had better meals and service there before.

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vipPaulR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cant think of anything to day but hope this is more than 50 letters

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AndyC
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good service, but noisy as it was Friday night. Some food was good, but lasagna was quite dry and lacking taste

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SheelaghW
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining experience thank you.
Josh was a really great server.

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Bubbles
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very welcoming and Covid safe. We were place under cover with a heater which was very comfortable. The staff were cheerful and very helpful. Food was delicious, with plenty to choose from. Will definitely return.

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HannahM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub and with a lovely outside covered seating area. Including heaters on. Staff were attentive and welcoming and food was delicious. Highly recommend you pay them a visit

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Greengrass
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very pleasant atmosphere, excellent food very attentive staff , service was a little bit slow, but overall really enjoyable.

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FionaK
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked for Sunday lunch, food was excellent, service great.
Well done to all at Crown & Horns, can't wait for our next visit

FAQs

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

Crown & Horns is rated 4.4 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.