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The Crown

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Catton, Catton NE47 9QS, England
+44 1434 618351
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The Crown is a great restaurant to eat because on every Friday night they have sparklers,cake,and the best fish and chips they even have every typ of ice cream and the best ice cream is called a Nica-boca-glory.And even my dad had one but then the next day he couldn't go to the swimming pool because he had the large... More 

Thank hgerbrandy
Hexham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Absolutely brilliant eaterie, very friendly and dog friendly. Lovely open fire and given a very warm welcome. Lovely choices of food both for adults and children alike. Portions were more than filling and presented well. My daughter has dined here regularly before but it was our first time and we will certainly be back..even in the winter months.

Thank RitchieKendrick
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We were staying at nearby lodges and had been recommended this pub and we wasn't disappointed. Excellent food, great service. Highly recommended.

Thank Sean A
Richmond, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Super food, well cooked and presented and good value. Order taken by someone au fait with the ingredients (one of the party needed gluten free) and service was with a smile! Surprised to find Tribute so far north, might have preferred something a bit darker and more local but if that's all I can find to pick at then it's... More 

Thank Mike H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Excellent meal and service, they went out of their way to adapt a dish to make it gluten free. Lovely atmosphere and attentive staff. Everything is fresh cooked so you might have to wait little longer but it is well worth th wait.

Thank Jan P
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We called in on 30/8/16 and were met by a friendly barmaid who took our drinks and food order. We both went for the fish and chips and were pleasantly surprised by the quality. Not because we expected anything poor, but because we were in an average country pub - but the fish quality was like we were in the... More 

1 Thank Falcata
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146 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The pub seems to take great delight in stating that it is a local pub and that they are not trying to be something that they are not. Seems an odd approach to customer service?! The staff were pleasant enough to us and took our food order in a reasonable time. The ambience is a bit like sitting in your... More 

1 Thank Syd_The_Sloth
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I thought this pub was highly unprofessional, which may be deliberate as it is a 'locals' pub however rude and offhand staff are not my thing. If I was in the area again, it is definitely worth the extra 5 minute drive to Allendale for food and drinks. Definitely would not return here.

3 Thank Hotel I
Andy W, Owner at The Crown, responded to this review

As you will see by other reviews your opinion is not shared. We are aware of you. Your behaviour and attitude were totally unacceptable within a family establishment. Whilst trying to embrace all we have certain standards which we see as our duty of care to other customers and their families. We take heart that you will not return and... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Visited the crown twice now while staying at park house log cabins. Both visits have been very enjoyable with great food and a fantastic atmosphere and lovely views. The first visit I tried the mix grill and my boyfriend had the burger which were both lovely but it's the Sunday dinner which is really the stand out meal. One of... More 

Thank Appa22
Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Very enjoyable visit with family and dog. Enjoyed a lovely homemade chicken madras rice and nan bread. A roast lamb dinner and a chicken with black pudding all very delicious. Deserts very nice. Only small disappointment was apple crumble, crumble a little soggy. Good and friendly service. Would definitely call again. Nice for somewhere to be open and serving food... More 

Thank Joanne W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Catton, Catton NE47 9QS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Catton
  • Phone Number: +44 1434 618351
The Crown in catton is a small friendly village pub set within the North Pennines area of outstanding natural beauty. The Crown doesn't claim to be something its not. The community and the people that visit us want a pub, thats not to say we don't do scrumptious food, we try our best! Outstanding views of the Allen valley through the panoramic windows..... And a roaring fire for those cooler nights!

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