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The Crown at Trunch, North Walsham, Norfolk

The Crown at Trunch

4.2
4.2
99 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub
Welcome to The Crown at Trunch. A cosy village pub with the best pie & mash in North Norfolk. We serve a selection of up to 10 different pies served with 5 different flavours of mash Tuesday to Sunday, with giant filled Yorkshire's available on Sunday as well as delicious pie & mash.

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2 people

19:00


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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub, British, Comfort Food
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 11:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–22:30 Sun 10:30–20:00 Lunch Tue–Thu 12:00–20:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–20:30
  • Phone number
    01263 722341
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Pete Murrell

What 99 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

99 Reviews
  1. Tripaway

    Devon

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Contacted the pub in advance due to intolerances and was reassured that I would be able to eat the pies offered. On arrival, I was told that the pies were not actually suitable for me so all I could be offered were sides or starters. The lady who served us was lovely. Unfortunately the pub was closing early due to being short staffed so we only had an hour/hour and half available to us before we had to leave.

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  2. MargaretK

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, pies are amazing and the sweet potato and beetroot mash is to die for.

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  3. AndyB

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    One of our party was Veggie and Gluten Free, did phone ahead midway to confirm they was something appropriate on the menu, a\nd was told yes. But unfortualey the only option was Mash Potato, Baked Beans and Peas and Cauliflower? Pies/Food were ok but not as good as expected reading reviews. On the whole a bit dry. Staff were vefry friendly and accommodation

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  4. KandyM

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all round! Service was great, staff very helpful and friendly as were the villagers. An out-of-the-way gem! A great twist on the basic pie and mash. We can't wait to go back!

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  5. DennisP

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Good service, food quite good, but a little disappointing. Not vegetables and mash potatoes very dry and not seasoned enough. Good rang of traditional ails, well kept. The pub seemed very tired and the carpets certainly need a good clean. Overall the place was a little grubby. The manager was good and very helpful it's a sham that building and interior let's him down quite badly.

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  6. EmilyR

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and wonderful friendly service in a lovely cosy setting.

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  7. KimP

    Nottingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wasn’t made aware of offers so ended up spending more than needed. Deserts very disappointing. Steak pie meat was tough

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  8. SarahS

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my partner have been coming here alot now for last 2 years! We arrived last night for pie and mash for my partners birthday and have been alot over the Christmas period. As they are aware there Brie wedges are amazing as always! I throughly love coming to The Crown and the staff are so friendly and welcoming I couldn't ask for better. There food are amazing and brilliant value for money Its a cosy pub and I would well recommend... 😊 xx

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  9. PatriciaH

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Friendly service, tasty food and a fair price. Good choice of beers and other drinks. Having the log burner alight would have been good as it is a lovely feature.

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  10. PeterG

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very pleasant welcome and introduction. Warm and clean area in 'the Snug' where our table was situated. Excellent and prompt service with the food. Food piping hot. Very pleasant experience all round.

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  11. TaraD

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food as usual, service very good, we have always had good service. Love it !!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bar staff were really lovely and made us welcome and the ambience was good. Gluten free pie options offered . When the food arrived it had duck pancakes on the side ( these contain gluten) The pie had a Chinese duck filling hence the strange addition of pancakes. I knew not to eat them but others may have not. I asked the bar staff to let the kitchen know not to serve them on gluten free orders. The pie was ok but there were no peas ( supposed to be served with peas and mash) Mash was good . We had ordered cauliflower cheese as a side dish, this was a bit undercooked and hard for my liking but may suit others. Excellent coffee .All prices very reasonable.

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  13. Spaggy

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, highly recommend Quackers and the apple and pear crumble. Friendly staff, libe and warm and a great comfy feel.

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  14. DisappointedC

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cold in the pub with front doors open for a long time. Pork steak pies overcooked (? Kept warm as problem in the kitchen ) Pastry hard and not nice. 2 big lumps of fat in the pie. Peas also hard, overall poor for a pub which prides itself on their pies I feel. Would suggest try the pies at the Village Inn in West Runton for good homemade pies. Friendly guy behind the bar and did apologise for wait. Nice village pub but food poor.

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  15. Florence

    Bedfordshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food again. Very enjoyable. Would recommend

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  16. Massacre22

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic pub and food was excellent really enjoyed the different pies very unusual combination but they work would definitely be going back .

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  17. Heidi

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice pub, made to feel welcome as soon as walked in. Dog friendly. Pies were the best we've ever had and sides were beautiful. Would recommend and will definitely be back when next in Norfolk.

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  18. TraceyH

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointed have been before when lunch was good. Table sticky menus tired. Cauliflower cheese no sauce just cheese melted. Only meat and potatoes in large Yorkshire’s.

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  19. 1960

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Well all I can say I think this was probably one of the best pies I have had macaroni and pulled pork service was 100% I would recommend to any pie lover

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  20. TaraD

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely food! The barman was fantastic although poor bloke could have done with some help as he was really busy at the bar and trying to take orders and serve food! Overall lovely

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  21. JanK

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Recommended by a friend. Great pies with a good and unusual choice.

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  22. DaveR

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A great selection of pie formats, certainly worth ago.

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  23. JonathanR

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly. Great pie and mash. Prompt service as we were going to a concert afterwards.

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  24. SuzieW

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you want a pie then the Crown is the place to go.

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  25. MargaretK

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal, food was delicious and beautifully presented. Fantastic service.

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  26. AlisonW

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Not as good as previous visits. Pie was very greasy. Starters were tasty but poorly presented.

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  27. LordV

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Dry pie filling - bland, tasteless mac & cheese - too much pastry - filling varied from cold to tepid - cold mashed potato - the peas were OK. Everywhere else locally was busy, but this place was almost empty. Another dining couple were overheard complaining about both of their meals. Staff didn't seem at all surprised. Would NOT recommend or return.

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  28. ClareW

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely perfect proper pub. Friendly staff, unique pie menu. We all loved everything about the place. Wish we lived closer!!

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  29. MarkA

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent pies and mash. Very good value Recommended

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  30. MaryH

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely local pub, unfortunately pies were disappointing but accompanying veg lovely

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  31. ValerieS

    Hungary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Roast dinner in a Yorkshire pudding was some dried out beef with a spoonful of peas - had run out of roast potatoes, only mash - so that was all there was Pie was reasonable but again only mash - no chips option Ran out of pudding choices so had to settle for a brownie Nice young man serving - very attentive.

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  32. DawnK

    Southwest Florida

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good. Proper food. No chips in sight. A refreshing change.

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  33. murph72

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic selection of homemade pies 🥧 something for everyone and a great selection of flavoured mash and sides. Pub has a great selection also of Bateman’s beers which is pretty rare in Norfolk but best of all Murphy’s Stout on draught which is very rare but a fantastic pint.

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  34. Sunflowers

    Devon

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely concept concentrating on pies with a slight twist - the only thing I would say is it would be better if restaurant was divided from bar area

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  35. SusanE

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I was expecting great things but actually the pastry was rather tough and the peas were cold. I did like the gravy jug, plenty of gravy which was lovely. The mash was great. The pub was fairly quiet but the young man serving seemed under pressure.

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  36. MargaretK

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, the sweet potato and beetroot mash is to die for.

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  37. SarahS

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my partner always visit the crown for their amazing pies! It's a lovely little country pub friendly staff only concern i had on my latest visit was since new staff and change the type of music played for a country pub was not nice. Was like being in a club very r&b and rapping for the crown in the past the music was little more comfortable especially for the older generation.

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  38. Gary

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We were the only customers. Service and drinks were fine, we both ordered pies. The mash and vegetables were fine but the pies were badly burnt - it was impossible to cut the pie case as it was thick and black and the contents were badly scorched and overdone

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  39. BrianS

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A mixed bag. It was Wednesday but we booked (for 4) just in case. No need! We sat at a comfortable four seat table which had plenty of room. We were promptly asked if we'd like to order drinks, yes please, half lager and lime, coke, beer and a lager. Sorry no lime, OK lager shandy then. Sorry no coke, what! No coke! We were beginning to wonder what would happen with the food order. (Bear in mind you can have anything as long as it's pie and mash). We ordered and all was well, including one gluten free. Desert however was a bit strange. Apple and blackberry crumble x 3 please. They arrived in an oval bowl in a round bowl so it wobbled quite a lot. It comprised the apple and blackberry in a thin juice, not thick as you might expect, sprinkled with uncooked porridge oats! Yes strange! But the custard was nice. Overall a bit of a disappointment, but a small pub in a small village.

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  40. JustinS

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food, perfect service, very reasonable prices, and we accidentally but perfectly, turned up during a comedy night. Hilarious laughs and just sensational pies!!

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FAQs

The Crown at Trunch offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01263 722341.

The Crown at Trunch is rated 4.2 stars by 99 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


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Google Map for The Crown at Trunch

The Trunch Crown, Front Street, North Walsham, Norfolk NR28 0AH

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Mundesley
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 11:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–22:30 Sun 10:30–20:00 Lunch Tue–Thu 12:00–20:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–20:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub, British, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Pete Murrell
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine
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