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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.
Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AH
British, Grill, Beer Garden
Hours of Operation:
Pub Opening Hours
Monday - Saturday
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 10:30pm
Food is Served
Monday - Thursday
12:00pm - 2:15pm, 6:00pm - 9:15pm
12:00pm - 2:15pm, 6:00pm - 9:45pm
12:00pm - 2:45pm, 6:00pm - 9:45pm
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.
£25 and under
Sunday Supper Club
Our carpark is located to the side of us.
Trains from London Paddington to Maidenhead.
Private Party Contact:
Events Co-ordinator: 01628 621936
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
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.
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....
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.....
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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