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16th century country pub with beer garden - The Burston Crown, Diss, Norfolk

The Burston Crown

4.7
4.7
82 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

The Burston Crown is a beautiful 16th century pub situated in the picturesque Norfolk countryside. It has two cosy, oak beamed bars with a log burner in one side.
There's a large beer garden where you'll find four dining beach huts, which accommodate up to six guests. Each has a heater and a Bluetooth speaker can be asked for at the bar to play your own music. At the front of the pub there is a beautifully, quirky, covered patio area to dine in.
Essentially The Burston Crown is still very much a good old pub with a warm welcome, we have a small selection of ale served straight from the cask and local wines on our wine list.
Steve Kembery Chef, proprietor creates classic dishes and as you will see on the specials menu, something very different. All dishes are homemade and ingredients are sourced locally as possible.
Sunday lunchtimes we offer a roast menu and Thursday nights is Steak and Burger Night from the outside kitchen. ( fish and vegan options available).



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Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Sun 12:00–21:00 Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:00–16:00 Bar Wed–Sat 12:00–22:30 Dinner Wed–Fri 18:00–21:00 Sat 17:30–21:00

  • Phone number

    01379 741257

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Steve Kembery Proprietor

  • Catering

    Steve Kembery, chef proprietor since 2006 and his team have a real passion for serving up top quality dishes from traditional pub fayre to Asian and beyond. Steve cut his teeth (in the trade!) cooking around the world on tour with rock bands including U2, Bruce Springsteen, Sting and Elton John. The food is authentic, homemade, sourced as locally as possible and we always strive to create something not seen in our vicinity.

  • Area

    Diss

  • Cross Street

    https://goo.gl/maps/SBGTLu92ESoYYDTU9

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Public Transit

    The village is 18 miles south of Norwich, off the A140 and 3 miles north east of Diss. The nearest rail station is Diss with regular trains running from Norwich to London Liverpool Street.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 82 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

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    Best Service

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Best Ambience

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Best Value

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Fit for Foodies

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Hot Spot

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Lunch

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Outdoor Eating

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Gastro Pub

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  1. SC

    SheilaC

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely local pub, food is always amazing, normal pub stuff done very well plus plenty of specials up another level. Our favourite

  2. AT

    AndyT

    Essex

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is outstanding, and so unique with the best flavours.

  3. R

    Rosa

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    A quaint pub with many original features. Service was rather slow, we waited for over 30 minutes for our food after ordering - three of the meals were toasted sandwiches with salad. The food was good overall , but not outstanding as some reviewers had suggested.

  4. RW

    RosieW

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4

    Nice pub, went for a week day lunch. Good service, food was tasty but not outstanding - although we just had sandwiches but they were nice

  5. NE

    NicolaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The weather was sunny, so we sat out on the roofed patio. The food was freshly cooked to a high standard, everything was delicious! The lady serving us was warm and welcoming. We’re very glad to have discovered this lovely pub, highly recommended.

  6. LS

    LizzieS

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb food, fantastic staff, lovely setting. Can’t recommend highly enough.

  7. SM

    SueM

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Welcoming pub lovely open fire and friendly staff. Our lunch was very flavoursome and well presented. Menu had plenty of options and catered for most tastes. First visit but will definately return.

  8. GA

    GarryA

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely as always. Always feel welcome at the Crown. Foods always delicious. Thanks Bev and Steve.

  9. TB

    ToniB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was exceptional and the staff were friendly and attentive nothing was too much trouble Would highly recommend

  10. AA

    AnthonyA

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just a great place for food lovely staff and I think good value we have been there for a meal on more than one occasion you can’t go wrong with this place

  11. P

    Poppy

    Norfolk

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food , great Sunday roast & absolutely delicious Sea bass. Good amount of lovely vegetables & so tasty As always the staff were a delight. We were greeted with a smile when we arrived & thanked with a smile when we left. Our friends were staggered by the amazing quality of the lunch & delightful service. Thank you as always .

  12. JF

    JohnF

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were meeting old friends there with our dogs for a reunion and meal. The Pan fried Sea Bass with Potato & Pancetta terrine was excellent, and the welcome from everyone there made for a very enjoyable day.

  13. TP

    TheProfessor

    Norfolk

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great staff and a lovely atmosphere. Always a quality experience

  14. LO

    LizzieO

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely family meal, sat near the fire which was lovely, lovely staff

  15. J

    Jean

    Norfolk

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service considering they were very short staffed!!

  16. CK

    CarolK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious garlic mushroom and cheese toasted sandwich and salad for one of us, and a fabulous fish chowder with doorstep granary for me, all sat by a roaring open fire for a cold winters day lunch. A small birthday celebration. Will definitely return. Hostess was very friendly and made us most welcome.

  17. WD

    WendyD

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a delicious meal here. The service and atmosphere was great also! Would definitely recommend this place!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing meal

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    We were really looking forward to our meal here as it looked great online and had good reviews. Sadly we were very disappointed, our meals were average, the steak was not a £24 steak, happy to pay a decent priced meal, but this felt over priced.

  20. C

    Charlotte

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The most superb meal! Amazing service. A true gem of a pub!

  21. KP

    KayP

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Wonderfully welcoming village pub with excellent menu offering something for everyone, from toasties to quality dining. Super dog friendly too. Enjoy!

  22. CD

    ClaireD

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful Sunday lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary, thoroughly enjoying the great atmosphere of a traditional country pub and very good food. We enjoyed it so much that we booked up for Easter Sunday lunch when we will also be able to be joined by our Son to enjoy the same. Excellent time thoroughly enjoyed.

  23. R

    Robbie

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly staff. Although quite pricey food was delicious and didn’t wait long for it to arrive at the table. Pub has a relaxed feel. Will definitely return.

  24. r

    robr

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food superb ditto the service & made to feel very welcome, will be back very soon 😎👍👊

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What’s not to like! Superb and interesting food served in front of an open fire by the friendliest staff!

  26. JB

    JacquelineB

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great place to meet with family and friends as you know you will get a great welcome and delicious food. A bonus that dogs are welcome too.

  27. S

    Sara

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Excellent roast Sunday lunch, friendly pub and nice staff

  28. TA

    TraceyA

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the most enjoyable evening spent with our good friends on our first visit to The Crown @Burston, and we hope that it will be a regular go to foodie place. The welcome was warm and friendly, the menu was well balanced and not overwhelming with choice, we all choose something different from the specials menu and thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s a very relaxed dining experience which was a joy to find on a damp winters evening being shown to the glorious log fire where our table was prepared with a candle burning was a delight. Many Thanks to All that gave us good food, good company, and a great English cosy welcome.

  29. c

    chrism

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, welcome and food - thanks to you all :)

  30. J

    Jean

    Norfolk

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very friendly staff.The food was excellent and very dog friendly.Lovely and warm!

  31. c

    colinm

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful pub with excellent and innovative dishes alongside favourites;drinks are well priced and great quality - do not hesitate!

  32. AN

    AlanN

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday roast lunch. The beef was superb. Food was excellent as was the service. We have not yet had a bad experience at The Crown and we don’t expect to anytime soon.

  33. DB

    DavidB

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A Sunday lunch for a birthday treat and it all went really well. The food was delicious (most chose one of the Sunday roasts but my wife chose a vegetarian dish). The food was served piping hot with plenty of vegetables, gravy and sauces on the side. It was all really tasty and my wife especially enjoyed her dish of vegetarian spinach and mushroom wellington. Portions were generous - so much so that only two of the party found room for desserts but those both looked lovely and, based on the totally clean plates at the end, tasted as good as they looked. Service was very good and the bill at the end was most reasonable. We will definitely be coming back again soon.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Sunday Lunch, good service, attractive old inn

  35. M

    Mikey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Music. Too loud. Not soft background music. Is it really necessary?? Difficulty hearing across the table. Shame because food good.

  36. SS

    SarahS

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, amazing service, the Burston Crown is an absolute gem!!

  37. AT

    AndyT

    Essex

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great tasty meal sat next to the fire. We always enjoy eating out at the Burston Crown. Thanks to Steve and Bev for making everything feel so relaxed.

  38. K

    Karen

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic evening as ever. The pheasant and pork pie was divine, thank you!

  39. RN

    RebNewt

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food, friendly service, lovely open fire. Will definitely be visiting again.

  40. CW

    ChrisW

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, excellent service, always friendly..

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

The Burston Crown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01379 741257.

The Burston Crown is rated 4.7 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 8 times today
Google Map for The Burston Crown

Mill Road,Burston Diss, Norfolk IP22 5TW

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    https://goo.gl/maps/SBGTLu92ESoYYDTU9

  • Area

    Diss

  • Hours of Operation

    Sun 12:00–21:00 Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:00–16:00 Bar Wed–Sat 12:00–22:30 Dinner Wed–Fri 18:00–21:00 Sat 17:30–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Public Transit

    The village is 18 miles south of Norwich, off the A140 and 3 miles north east of Diss. The nearest rail station is Diss with regular trains running from Norwich to London Liverpool Street.

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Steve Kembery Proprietor

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01379 741257

  • Catering

    Steve Kembery, chef proprietor since 2006 and his team have a real passion for serving up top quality dishes from traditional pub fayre to Asian and beyond. Steve cut his teeth (in the trade!) cooking around the world on tour with rock bands including U2, Bruce Springsteen, Sting and Elton John. The food is authentic, homemade, sourced as locally as possible and we always strive to create something not seen in our vicinity.

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