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  1. Distance: 5.72mi
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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 5.72mi
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  3. Distance: 7.31mi
  4. Distance: 13.02mi
  1. Distance: 5.72mi
  2. Distance: 7.07mi
  3. Distance: 7.31mi
  4. Distance: 13.02mi

About The Crown at Bray

We wanted to create a focal point for our village and The Crown at Bray serves as that perfect hub for Bray. Hide away from winter by the open fires or bask in the sunshine at a table in the large garden or charming courtyard. Brought into the Heston Blumenthal fold in 2010, The Crown at Bray retains a traditional village pub atmosphere while offering a modern pub menu, drinks selection and service style.

High Street
Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AH
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
British, Grill, Beer Garden

Hours of Operation:
Pub Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday
11:30am - 11:00pm
Sunday
11:30am - 10:30pm

Food is Served

Monday - Thursday
12:00pm - 2:15pm, 6:00pm - 9:15pm
Friday
12:00pm - 2:15pm, 6:00pm - 9:45pm
Saturday
12:00pm - 2:45pm, 6:00pm - 9:45pm
Sunday
12:00pm - 4:45pm, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Garden Opening Hours
- CLOSED FOR THE WINTER.
Garden Bar: Friday - Sunday 08:30am - 10:00pm
Breakfast: Friday - Sunday 08:30am - 11:30am
Lunch & Dinner: Friday - Sunday 12:00pm - 9:00pm

Please see pub website for festive opening times.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01628 621936

Website:
http://www.thecrownatbray.co.uk/

Entertainment:
Quiz nights

Wine club

Whisky Wednesday

Sunday Supper Club

Parking Details:
Our carpark is located to the side of us.

Public Transport:
Trains from London Paddington to Maidenhead.

Executive Chef:
Matt Larcombe

Private Party Contact:
Events Co-ordinator: 01628 621936

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine

The Crown at Bray Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (72)
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Casual (70)
Worth the Drive (63)
Good for a Date (60)
Comfort Food (59)
Sunday Lunch (59)
Special Occasions (55)
Neighbourhood Gem (46)
Authentic (44)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Great Beer (40)
Quiet Conversation (37)
Local Ingredients (37)
Outdoor Eating (35)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Romance (33)
Business Meals (32)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Bar Seating (28)
Notable Wine List (21)
Child Friendly (18)
Fun (18)
Seasonal (18)
Group Bookings (12)
Hot Spot (9)
People Watching (9)
Brunch (9)
Quick Bite (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Tasting Menu (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

It's always great at the Crown

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 (Berkshire)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food with good service enjoyable evening

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent as always! Great ambience, service, & food is exceptional.

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·Dined on 12 November 2017

Didn't know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. Delicious classic dishes, very good and friendly service. Fantastic cider !Only comment would be that décor a bit dark and very small windows but as it was winter it was ok but wouldn't want to sit inside in the summer as it could feel quite claustrophobic.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 11 November 2017

Went to the Crown for my husband’s birthday - right up his street! Cosy traditional pub atmosphere with good grub and wine list.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 11 November 2017

An amazing meal. Best steak ever tasted. Staff were lovely. Attentive but gave you space to enjoy your meal. Would not hesitate to go back.

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 (London)·Dined on 5 November 2017

Food was delicious, service was also excellent, the whole experience was something to remember

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 2 November 2017

Great food, great service. Relaxed stylish ambience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Fun
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 (Berkshire)·Dined on 26 October 2017

Another amazing lunch, thank you. The food was fantastic.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 22 October 2017

A great Sunday Roast , beef cooked to perfection , tasty vegetables that were a perfect compliment . The Red wine ( Malbec ) by the glass went perfectly with the Beef.

Tags: Great Beer, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 20 October 2017

Our favorite friday night drinks. They have the best fish and chips .. Nice and cosy on a wintery night.

Tags: Great Beer, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Casual
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·Dined on 15 October 2017

The crown is simply a lovely gastro pub in the delightful village of Bray. The food is superb and I thoroughly recommend the beef and chicken roast dinners as they are divine. The only criticism I would make would be the price of the wine- this seems to be highly expensive with the restaurant offering the choice of 4 house wines which cost £13 each for a 250ml glass which, in my opinion, is just that bit too pricey....

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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·Dined on 14 October 2017

Delicious food and great service to match! Thank you to the Team who gave us a great experience!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 13 October 2017

Delicious food and great service. Staff were very friendly and food service excellent.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 7 October 2017

Perfect, good food, good atmosphere, down to earth but with quality.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Authentic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 6 October 2017

Great Meal, staff attentive. Good value, thanks again!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on 5 October 2017

A superb evening. The food was excellent, the service attentive but not over-bearing and the ambiance in the old building just wonderful. Pricey but worth it. Prawn cocktail is a must try.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great Beer, Authentic, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 30 September 2017

Excellent food beautifully served and excellent service.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Surrey)·Dined on 26 September 2017

Lovely "traditional" pub serving excellent food (celeriac soup and chocolate dessert were five star, the main pork belly not far behind". Good atmosphere, decent range on the wine list.

Service excellent, isn't cheap but (a) it's Bray and (b) the Blumenthal name, but prices aren't outrageous.

Would definitely revisit. Reminds me of what the Hind's Head used to be like.....

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 22 September 2017

Outstandingly good food and service - really deserves its reputation as one of the finest pubs around

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 14 September 2017

Best fish and chips ever also delicious raw local vegetables as a starter and fab organic rose.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Berkshire)·Dined on 13 September 2017

I went there for a birthday lunch with my wife. The food was excellent and the service friendly. The food was slightly more expensive than your usual gastro pub but not excessively and it comes with a bit of Heston flair. The cranachan and chocolate parfait were amazing!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 8 September 2017

Amazing food - a little expensive (£200 for 4 with only a glass of wine each) but you get what you pay for!

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (London)·Dined on 3 September 2017

Great food, fantastic old building. Always worth a visit

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on 28 August 2017

This was a wonderful has gastropub experience in a beautiful old england oak beam ceiling building.

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 (London)·Dined on 18 August 2017

Really enjoyed our lunch at The Crown. Great food, very tasty, value for money.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 13 August 2017

Visited for Sunday Lunch on the occasion of my wife's Birthday and our Anniversary. We chose The Crown as it was on our way back from a weekend in London celebrating. We could not have been happier with our selection, the roast sirloin was exceptional and the desserts were amazing. The staff are very helpul and had the table serving staggered which kept the waiting to a minimum. Would recommend a visit if not to eat then stop for a drink and walk around the beautiful village and admire the three establishments with 7 Michelin Stars between them.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 11 August 2017

Excellent evening very good service and pleasant staff

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on 3 August 2017

Best meal I have ever eaten! Will definite return next time I am over from Australia.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Surrey)·Dined on 30 July 2017

Being in the area for the weekend, visiting one of Heston's 3 famous establishments was a must do. Unfortunately due to the last minute organisation we could only get a table here. Whilst it wasn't our first choice, it proved to be a very good experience and we were certainly not disappointed. Fantastic food (as you'd expect), cosy pub interior, fantastic outside area with a BBQ and bar which was perfect for relaxing after a brilliant Sunday lunch. Would definitely recommend visiting if you have the chance!

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 27 July 2017

The Crown looks like a traditional village pub. However the service was fantastic, the atmosphere was relaxed and the food was delicious! We were here with my 7 year old and my husband who was 40, the staff even got him a card. Although this looks like your usual village pub the food is on another level. I would highly recommend and suitable for children too.

Tags: Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Surrey)·Dined on 26 July 2017

A lovely country / village pub with a good selection on the menu. We were warmly greeted and well served throughout the evening. Would recommend this to anyone.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Late-night Find
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·Dined on 20 July 2017

The service was fabulous and the atmosphere was the best. A lovely spot to visit. We went for a stroll in the village between courses and enjoyed every moment

Tags: Bar Seating, Healthy, Romantic, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Casual, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 1 July 2017

We had a lovely meal at The Crown for our son's 16th birthday. The service was very good and the food was delicious. The prawn cocktail starters were huge & tasted as good as they looked. Our teenage children ate every mouthful of their meals including half of my white chocolate bread & butter pudding!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Glasgow)·Dined on 30 June 2017

Very good service. Very good choice of starters & mains. Best burger I have had for a long time. Reasonable price for the quality.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Berkshire)·Dined on 29 June 2017

Excellent food and service, couldn't ask for more!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on 15 June 2017

Excellent food on a nice sunny day sat in the Courtyard. Lunch was brilliant, and they were able to cater to some tricky dietary requirements, providing a menu suited to those with allergies to eggs. As a vegetarian main, we tried the Mac & Cheese which was very nice and included picked radishes, permesan crips and pickled mushrooms.

Service was good, but the star is the food. In a throwback to the seventies, I tried the Prawn Cocktail (they didn't have lobster on this occasion), and it was sublime. Perfectly seasoned, light and served with caraway seed bread.

For mains, I experienced the best fish and chips I have ever had - granted it costs £17. The batter is crisp, crunchy and feather light. The fish cooked to perfection, moist and succulent. The mushy peas well seasoned, fresh and refreshing. The chips are not the best I have had and looked triple cooked so if that works for you, then you will enjoy it. Finally the tartare sauce was freshly made, and included finely chopped dill, capers and gerkins making it bizarely moreish.

In total for 2 people including wine, the bill came to circa £80 including service. While a tad on the high side, I would highly recommend it if you want a more refined pub experience where the food shines through. You can tell immediately that there is a lot of care and love that goes into the food preparation and the service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (London)·Dined on 11 June 2017

Brilliant food. Excellent & friendly staff.
Highly recommend The Mushroom Parfait.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 7 June 2017

A much better bet (although very different) than the Hinds Head.......

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 31 May 2017

Very nice pub with wonderful staff and ambience but don't expect Heston type food, it's good but it's just pub grub.

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