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Crow & Gate Pub

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  • Socially distanced dining tables
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About
English-style Pub and garden located in the countryside. Licensed for patrons 19 and up. Sorry, no minors.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lunch was enjoyable here. Casual atmosphere in a, short of a farm setting with open spaces and fresh air. Food was good. although the service was great but dishes were kind of slow to come to the table.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely ambiance and good food and drink. Fire places making a rainy day less gloomy. Oyster stew very nice. Good selection of beer and extra spicy Ceasars perfect.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pub has great atmosphere but very busy. No reservations taken and when arrived we found out why. BUSY! We were told to wait in the car. Not possible we said so we were sat in front of the fire to wait. No bar service! Waitress...finally acknowledged us and asked if we wanted a drink? Yes we do. Got to a table which was nice 15 minutes later. Short menu. Little selection. British pub but no Fish and chips. Actually no chips at all. I had a scotch egg with roast spuds. Greek chicken soup was good. Food was good.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 21, 2022

The entrance is quaint, the gate, the arbor really nice. It was a hussling place with great ambiance. My sister and I ordered a sandwich each. After an hour and a 15 minutes we had to ask if our lunch was coming. Obviously our server...had forgotten to hang up our order since she didn’t emerge again until she finally brought our food to the table. The salmon chowder and oyster stew was delicious as was our sandwiches but put off by the fact she didn’t acknowledge the wait time. It is an out of the way place and was really nice otherwise. I suggest if you don’t get your food in half an hour you might have to ask if it’s being made. Sad to make such a mediocre review.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 5, 2022

Fantastic little old english pub. The food is awesome and the prices are great. I was actually shocked at how cheap the food was. I've been a couple of times now and each time I've been happy with the food and have been treated really...well by staff. Would highly recommend and I will be back.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed February 3, 2022 via mobile

Been numerous times, and the food is always excellent. Consistent, great quality pub fare that hits the spot every time. Trips are now planned around going here if it's ever en route (and sometimes even if it's not!).

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed January 26, 2022 via mobile

Amazing food, atmosphere and excellent service. Even though the place was extremely busy we received excellent, friendly service. Right from entrance to exit we were made to feel welcome. Will be our regular stop for dinner on trips to the island.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 28, 2021

This has become a place to stop with my family while traveling up and down the island (usually returning from an outdoor adventure). We stopped just before Christmas, when we had excellent Christmas pudding (as their seasonal dessert), great beer, and delicious food. The salad...dressing on their green salad is amazing, the beef dip was stacked high, and the potato salad hit the spot. The staff was friendly and everything was brought out efficiently (which was great because we were super hungry). I love the old wooden booths, low ceilings and fire-place which give it a cozy feeling in the winter. Stop by when you are travelling next. I wish this could be my neighbourhood pub.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 19, 2021

Entrance is not that accessible. Staff is rude and VERY transphobic. Nothing like hearing them gossip behind the bar. Not one proper pronoun the entire time. My guess is they would treat anyone in the LGBTQIA2S+ community poorly. Food isn't British really. It is just...pub food. I recommend skipping anywhere that embraces this nonsense.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 10, 2021

An insult to call this a British pub. The staff need to go on a customer Care Course. We have never been treated so badly, by ignorant staff. We asked for the Manager but he was not available.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Lidi G
December 23, 2018|
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Response from Barbara Anne G | Reviewed this property |
Please call the Crow n' Gate directly as some places close so their families can be with families
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crowandgate
July 30, 2018|
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Response from MeandJim | Reviewed this property |
It is adult only and I do believe it is walker friendly.. The parking lot is level and the entrance to the pub is along an attractive pathway which is level.
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janc1950
June 11, 2016|
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Response from Victorian1885 | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is a side door with a ramp as I have seen wheelchairs in the restaurant.
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Yes, Crow & Gate Pub is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Crow & Gate Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5