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The Crown at Old Basing

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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The Crown The Street, Old Basing, Basingstoke RG24 7BW, England
+44 1256 321424
12:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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England UK
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66 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at the crown, with others who suggested we go there as the ratings on TripAdvisor were V good. It was our first time, but we were not impressed with either the ambiance or the food. The food was acceptable but certainly not worth the price tag and the service was slow. We only had a main course each,... More 

Thank ABritEnglandUK
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was excellent we had the tasting menu. Usually portions are small but the last 3 courses included were very generous. Varied meals with twists on the usual , best ham and chicken terrine ever. Would not choose trout but beetroot cured trout and other tastes on the plate were delicious.

Thank Saintsjane
Windsor, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were at a customer sales meeting and decided to get some food afterwards and I asked Siri on my phone where we should eat and then we came! 2 of us had burgers and one had the fish and chips! The burger was very good 9 out of 10 I just found it slightly over cooked for my liking... More 

Thank Dino J
Rainham, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for dinner on the way to as event. The pub is situated in a picturesque little hamlet with parking out front and rear. We arrived at 1830 and the restaurant was empty which was a little concerning but unwarranted. The seating is pretty low key but not uncomfortable. We choose to have the olives, vegetable crisps and... More 

Thank James H
Andover, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Nothing marks this pub out. It has the usual generic menu and overpriced microwaved food. However, I don't understand why the service is so slow. We had reserved in advance and were one of only two tables. The waitress said it would be 20 minutes for one thing we ordered but the rest would be must quicker. She said she... More 

Thank 201212201212
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

My partner wanted to try this place again and as its his birthday, we had to obey! Thankfully, it's had a little makeover - there was much more room between the tables and it looked much fresher and lighter. The service was good too. The menu was a little limited but we all found something to keep us happy. My... More 

Thank tinajordan
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We came here for a short notice Sunday lunch (2 adults, a ten year old and a 6 year old). The service was friendly and helpful: the food took a while to come but was well worth the wait. Every element of each meal was lovely. Fish and chips, mushroom pasta bake, ham egg and chips and fish goujons. All... More 

Thank JPVickers
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Always top notch, quality food using local produce. By far the best restaurant in town with a beautiful selection of wines and ales. A true village gem

Thank LucyCD1986
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
78 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Great little pub in the Old Basing of Basingstoke. Make sure you pre book as this place is very popular and is almost always fully booked for dinner. The skills of the Chef/Chefs is of top form. The hosting is very friendly and they make you feel at home. We had the Sunday Roast which was beautifully cooked. Can't fault... More 

Thank basingstokebomber
Sandhurst, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We experienced this event via a Travelzoo gift voucher and were immediately pleasantly surprised between the difference of the value of the voucher and that of the listed price of the menu - check it out !! Normally these "taster menus" leave you wanting more but be prepared to be surprised with the quantity of food in the 5 courses.... More 

Thank Angela H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$52
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Crown The Street, Old Basing, Basingstoke RG24 7BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Basingstoke  >  Old Basing
  • Phone Number: +44 1256 321424

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?