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The Crown Inn, Andover, Hampshire

The Crown Inn

4.4
4.4
157 Reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
The Crown Inn is a traditional cottage style village pub with a cosy interior, now modernised to give that restaurant feel you can expect to find in some of the best pubs hidden away in the English countryside……and for the days when the sun shines we have an ample garden behind the pub and there is also plenty of parking.

Our food focus is on the best produce available with provenance, linking you directly to the small scale artisanal producers that helps us create a sustainable model in the field of ristoration. In terms of style, you’ll find clean rustic dishes which combine the classic french with modern rustic.

The team has been put together by head chef patron Dave Watts.Dave started his career at Le Manior Quat Saisons under the direct tutelage of Raymond Blanc. During his time since he has expanded and polished his food offering having worked around the country at various high-end establishments during which time he won The Good Food Guide’s ‘Chef to Watch’ award.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Contemporary French, British

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Sat 10:00–11:30 Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–15:00 Sun 12:00–20:00 Dinner Tue–Thu 18:00–20:30 Fri, Sat 18:00–21:30

  • Phone number

    01264 736044

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Dave Watts

  • Area

    Andover

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 157 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hampshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Hampshire

    Special Occasions

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  1. TP

    TaraP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow…I ate here twice, and I will be returning! The food is not only beautiful to look at, it’s tastes amazing too! I had the £18.50 for 3 excellent quality courses. Such value for money, and it’s a pleasure to pay the service charge for outstanding exciting food. In fact I would say it is too cheap for such quality ingredients. The cheese soufflé on the main menu…is a must! Please try this restaurant, you will not be disappointed!
  2. DH

    DonH

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Crown provided the perfect location to celebrate a special occasion. Good food with plenty of variety served by friendly, efficient staff in a delightful country style dining area. Good selection of beer and cocktails too in the nearby bar. Will definitely be back.
  3. B

    Beatriz

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    They had shortage of staff. One cook, so the food came very late. The service was slow as well, drinks came half an hour after we had ordered them.
  4. AC

    AnnetteC

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our third try of the Plats du Jour menu. The best yet in terms of value and deliciousness! We also had the house hummus with excellent nigella seed crisp bread. Service just right and I love the planting in the small garden area.
  5. s

    suza

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a quiet Wednesday lunch for a family celebration. The food was excellent and we enjoyed our meals . I don’t always have a dessert but the berry sundae was super
  6. A

    Anon

    Oxford

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    This was our second visit to the Crown recently. The first was disappointing service and a long wait for both drinks and food although the food was good. We decided to give it another try as this may have been a one off. Sadly this wasn’t the case and once again a very long wait for our drinks order even though the restaurant was pretty empty.. another worrying factor… The menu options were very limited and the fish option we were told was available turned out after a 30 minute wait not to be with only one portion left. The vegetarian option was very dry and tasteless with no option of a gravy or sauce.. not what you would expect of a Michelin restaurant and prices. Overall underwhelming food, poor service and overpriced. We won’t be returning or recommending
  7. AG

    AdamG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Seriously upmarket chef, cooking imaginatively with fresh, mainly local ingredients. On off-peak nights only the fixed and bar menus are available - superb and astoundingly good value.
  8. J

    Josie

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic foodie experience not to be missed. Plat du Jour a steal.
  9. SQ

    SuzieQ

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Staff very welcoming and helpful. One of our party of 3 was late but we were not hurried in any way. The food was delicious. I have no hesitation in recommending the Crown Inn & will visit again when in the area.
  10. SR

    ShaunR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for a meal for my sons birthday, having had the Crown recommended to me and we were not disappointed the food and service was brilliant, and we will definitely be back
  11. B

    ianB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to The Crown and will definitely not be the last! I booked a table for our wedding anniversary with a request to cook a chateaubriand. Dave and his team embraced the request and went out of their way to make our evening special. The Monkfish cerviche and cheese soufflé starters were exquisite. Exciting flavours but light, leaving us ready for the next course. A complimentary gazpacho with an intense basil oil. Chateaubriand main was beautifully prepared. Paired with a rich Nuits saint-George was a perfect combination. Affogato and Chocolate Cremeaux for dessert and again, complimentary, a selection of sweet treats. The food was exceptional, not good, or great, absolutely exceptional. Perfectly balanced with delightful touches of taste and texture that constantly surprised. Service is attentive and friendly. The chef / owner took time to discuss the dishes and his approach with us. A very warm and friendly approach. When it came to paying the bill, I was expecting and would have happily paid double. Great value for money. A perfect evening that exceeded our expectations. Thank you!
  12. C

    Caz1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, incredible food as always, a fantastic birthday dinner & especially delicious pud😊.........cant wait until our next visit
  13. P

    Paige

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit to the Crown and I was not disappointed. Particular praise to the delicious soufflé and the charcuterie plate.
  14. AR

    AlRa

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went expecting good food, and we weren't disappointed. At the end, we asked for the waiter to call us a taxi and then we hit an issue. This great pub is in the countryside. The staff probably spent an hour calling taxi companies until they managed to get us home. In summary, great place to eat but book your cab home when you book your cab there.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional, as always
  16. AC

    AnnetteC

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our second sampling of the Plats du Jour this year. Very imaginative and perfect for a hot summer day. Service was efficient and friendly. An excellent chef!
  17. OP

    OrbitPhilip

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was charming, an unexpected find. Food very impressive, well above gastro pub standard and staff we delightful. It is also in a beautiful setting, much recommended.
  18. w

    wh1066

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    We first went for a weekday lunch. The food and service were very good, so we return one Sunday with friends. The service this time was very slow and it took nearly an hour and half for our food to come out. We returned for an evening meal this time. Waited half an hour just to get a drink. The starters were very nice, but the burger was over cooked and dry. We will not return again now. Shame, as the food can be outstanding, maybe just staff issues.
  19. SB

    SimonB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    another brilliant meal at the Crown! we arrived early on Friday evening, 6pm table. After a relaxed drink at the bar talking through the menu we headed to our table for 4, we were the first people to be seated. The menu was excellent, and honestly I could have ordered all of it.. a really nice choice across meat, fish and vegetarian. I opted for venison croquette following by lamb rump. The complimentary sourdough bread (I presume baked on-site) was delicious. my croquette was small but ample, the flavour sublime. My lamb was pink, just right, the stars for me were the freshest green veg, I believe grown in their garden, just spectacular. The whole table were pleased with their choices, in particular the lemon sole dish looked amazing, I will go for that next time. Service was a little slow and confused, I think some of the waiting staff must have been new hires, but when everyone is struggling for staff we really can't mark them down for this, I'm sure they will soon find their feet and anyway we will be back just as soon as we can.
  20. m

    motorman

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really good food and good service, we were in on a quite Sunday evening which obviously reduces the atmosphere but a great celebration meal.
  21. M

    Moll

    Dorset

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Birthday lunch with girlfriends . Waited 30 minutes for a menu and water. A further 30 minutes for drinks. When food eventually arrived it was cold though beautifully cooked and presented. The waitress was rude. There was only one other couple in the restaurant so why did it take one and a half hours to serve food?
  22. HP

    HugoP

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Sunday lunch. Restaurant was not busy but clearly kitchen was in melt down. Really really slow - arrived 12:30. Didn’t get our starters until 2pm and then had to wait another hour for mains. No apologies from front of house.
  23. MF

    MrFP

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Generally the food was excellent. Pea and nettle soup was delicious as was the crab salad. The steak was very tasty and well cooked. The brill was delicious. The Guinea fowl was beautifully cooked. The wine was great and reasonable. Puddings we’re slightly disappointing. The pub was very quiet and with the quality of food should have been packed.
  24. M

    Marker

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food as always, slightly delayed orders which was understandable on a busy bank holiday.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Crown at Upton just get it right, the food is exceptional, contemporary, innovative and always so full of flavour then the service is friendly and approachable and they always go the extra mile.
  26. PC

    PaulC

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A great meal after a 3 mile hike. Friendly and quick service, lovely food.
  27. RF

    RolandF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Crown was recommended by a friend for dinner, we in fact had lunch. Lovely and original dishes with fresh & local ingredients. We didn't try the classic pub food, but I imagine that would be amazing too. Dave Watts (head chef) came out to clear dishes and have a chat before desserts. Highly recommended for a nice lunch or dinner in a Hampshire country pub
  28. SK

    ShanaK

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Excellent service and ambiance. Top notch staff and wine. Chefs pairing recommendation was perfect!
  29. B

    Bear

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Staff extremely attentive and chatty.
  30. RW

    RebeccaW

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you are looking for a special night out with really excellent food this is the place to go. We had fillet steak main course and affogato dessert. Everything was beautifully presented and tasted amazing. Not a cheap meal but you get what you pay for and I can't wait to go back to try some of the other dishes.
  31. r

    rocknroller

    Hampshire

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was very good, and all the staff were very friendly and helpful, but the service was a bit slow, fortunately we were not in a hurry.
  32. MP

    MaryclareP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Delicious and exceptional food but I thought the atmosphere could be more endearing & cosy. Turn down the lights & perhaps table cloths.
  33. KL

    KatherineL

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely experience, with an open fire and cosy pub atmosphere. The quality of the food was sensational.
  34. MW

    MeloloW

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top quality, probably one of the best roast we've had! Staff were excellent! Attentive and friendly. Nicely spaced out tables. Highly recommend to anyone!
  35. DF

    DavidF

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and friendly service as always. Venison tagliatelle a real highlight. Impressive that the service was so efficient when there was a large party under way. Thanks for fitting us in on short notice!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentine’s Meal Fantastic Meal Lovely Set Menu for the Day Superb food Attentive Service Looking forward to our next visit there
  37. MG

    MarkG

    Bath

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Lovely evening out. Food was very good, although there could of been a bit more choice on the menu. Waitress seemed to of forgot us when asked for the dessert menu (or perhaps she thought we didn’t need a desert)!
  38. J

    Jess

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We love coming here, it’s a beautiful pub with incredible food and lovely staff. It was quieter than usual, I think because of the chimney fire they’ve just had, which was fine. The only thing that was a little frustrating was it felt like you had limited choices in the menu and the prices played into decision making too much and we’re overall very high. The food is excellent, but it would have been nice to be able to choose two courses rather than having to stick with just a main to keep costs reasonable.
  39. CW

    CatherineW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Crown didn’t let us down! Having raved about the pub and it’s food we invited 2 other couples to join us for lunch. We had the most delicious food and wine and had a wonderful time. Thank you to Dave and the team.
  40. CC

    ClaireC

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Friendly check country pub offering great service and great food at an excellent prices. I would go back especially for their lunches

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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The Crown Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 157 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The Crown Inn

Upton Village Street, Andover, Hampshire SP11 0J

Additional information

  • Area

    Andover

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Sat 10:00–11:30 Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–15:00 Sun 12:00–20:00 Dinner Tue–Thu 18:00–20:30 Fri, Sat 18:00–21:30

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Contemporary French, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Dave Watts

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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