The Crown Freehouse

4.3
22 reviews
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he Crown Freehouse is a well established Public House situated at the entrance to the historic town of Rochester in Kent. The family owned pub has been in the hands of present owner Steve Kray since 1999, who runs the business with his son Peter. Open 7 days a week the friendly and efficient staff at The Crown Freehouse offer a warm & friendly welcome. The Crown Freehouse is fully air conditioned and offers an extensive choice of drinks & food in a traditional pub atmosphere.
The main bar (on the ground floor) comfortably seats 50 and offers low seating in a dining area, away from the main throng of the bar. The Sports Bar (on the 1st Floor) has 2 full size pool tables, 2 big projection screens and 6 TV's to show a number live sports simultaneously, in HD.
You can make table reservations for the dining area on the ground floor, for parties of 2 to 25 people.
The Sports Bar is airy and spacious with room for up to 100 people, with seating for 24 for lunch or
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MT
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Only disappointment was my favourite dish taken off the menu which was the lamb chops l look forward to.lt has been replaced with smoke haddock instead .

MT
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I do love the scenery and the friendly staff who make it such a welcoming place to come back to.lf l lived closer would come more frequently.but living in dartford l come now and again.keep up high standards.well done.

A
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely roast dinner, huge portions and all the accompaniments.

P
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Think we must have caught the cook on an off day - booked on recomendation
All issues were addressed , so would be unfair to leave a negative review as staff tried hard to right things
Will try again at a later date as feel it may be better

MG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

On arrival they didn't have us booked in very disappointing as I booked on the internet. We then had to wait 40 minutes for a table .

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family meal - everything was very good

CB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time we had been here. I will definitely be visiting again. The service was fantastic despite being a little early for our table. Didn’t have to wait for anything. We all went for the roast lunch option which has to be one of the tastiest i’ve Eaten out. Was excellent value for money.

MT
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Totally disappointed as table was given away with it being dickensfestival and they do not accept bookings.to this effect.took my custom elsewhere.

AC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very hospitable all staff very friendly and attentive food basic but good and no pretentious to be anything else
Good stuff and will go again in area
Cannot fault
Many thanks

NW
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Really enjoyed our Sunday lunch, food was good, atmosphere was good. Just the service seemed like hard work, we had to draw the attention of waitress a few times, a little attentiveness would have improved things and maybe not all standing together at one end chatting. This is only minor and I wouldn't hesitate to return or recommend.

OT
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service and good drink selection
Would definitely come back and recommend it

TP
London
33 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Parking may not always be easy and may need a little perseverance.

The staff were quite friendly and helpful. The dining area was medium sized by the windows with a partial view of the waterway and the bridge.

It was pretty quiet and relaxed for around 7pm on a Friday but became more busier an hour and a half later.

We had an opportunity to sample the beers they had on tap that evening with some decent sized sample glasses.

The food on the specials board looked interesting and and there were some decent options in the main menu. The food was good, well prepared and straightforward. It could have perhaps been a bit more imaginatively put together and with nicer ingredients, but tasted fine. The puddings were also good.

It was a satisfying place to have a chat and had a relaxed vibe to it.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

4 of us and we had a sharing starter which was really nice. Good selection of main meals, I had the steak which was cooked well. Good size portions and the service was good, especially as the guy was also serving behind the main bar.
Happy to recommend as a good value meal and would happily eat there again

S
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm welcome and big portions of home cooked food. Will definitely go back. Perfect location for lunch after visiting the tourist hotspots. Friendly and well presented staff.

A
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always excellent, the staff are very friendly and helpful. We have Sunday lunch about once every couple of months here as they are very accommodating with children

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A nice restaurant very friendly and helpful staff, food was good and size was also good. In all the Sunday lunch was perfect, great time had....

A
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always great service and amazing food, landlord and landlady are customer facing which is rare and lead from the front!

g
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Football in two bars and thumping beat in restaurant
Food was fair service not bad
Not the best of places

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had a great time the pub wasn't crowded which made it easy to eat and get drinks
Food was very good and at a very reasonable price
Service was good and we were well look after

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely pub/restaurant. Really friendly staff,yummy food and great value

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The crown was a real treat the food was hot and delicious. The service was first rate and the pub had a great Ambience. One of the best pubs I have been too. The price was also great.

P
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had such fun, the food was great the service was great and the staff were great