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The Rose and Crown
Ranked #47 of 83 Restaurants in Devizes
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed August 31, 2016

Very friendly village pub, run by very nice people, we visited three nights and made welcome by owners and local customers alike. Serving excellent ales and ciders on tap. Do not serve food but saying that the pop up kitchen/barbecue boys were there twice during our stay and cooked excellent stir fries, crepes, burgers and chicken etc. really nice pub and atmosphere.

Date of visit: August 2016
1  Thank Martin P
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Reviewed July 30, 2016

This is how a village pub should be! Lovely old place with friendly customers and staff.
Beer is well kept and everything was bright and clean.
Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Thank Paul G
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Reviewed June 20, 2016

So, this pub is in new hands again 3rd Landlord in 18 months and this ones a Little
well shall we say ....shy. Polite enough but really not engaged.

We visited on a Friday night and the place was heaving. We had to sit outside to enjoy our pints of wadworths 6x Bitter( £3.40) in a small plan grass garden with 6 new bench tables facing the road.

Rumour from the locals is that the new owners have bought the pub specifically to run it down over the first few months and then seek planning permission to convert to housing. This seem a little far fetched to be honest an I was thinking too much Cider and conspiracy theory, until you look behind the bar...Its really poorly stocked and uopn asking was told they only sell wine in minatures ( handbag size, so I'm informed). This is conscious decision apparently. They also have decided not to do food on a permanent basis.

However, on the night we went there was a trendy "Pop up Kitchen" from two visiting chefs...Bill and Gerry. We couldn't eat as the thing was sell out and the food looked amazing and around £14 for 2 courses. We counted 38 people eating.

There were also a group of 6 or so well heeled 40-Something Gents discussing Politics and shakepeare at the bar ( I kid you not) and they were very polite. Not what I was expecting at all for a rural local.

Decor is looking tired and 30 years out of date, but its just go so much potential and clearly a very supportive local base.

So... why on earth a really busy village Pub decide not do food, sell wine by the minature yet allow a pop up kitchen to feed 40 people on its premises, use its kitchen, make a complete success of the evening and prove the case for catering is completely beyond me.

Odd place, but we liked it. There's a pie night coming up from Bill and Gerry in a few weeks so and will go back on a pop up kitchen night unless its been converted to a house by then !

Nice pint though.

Date of visit: June 2016
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5  Thank Joethetaxpayer
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Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Our first visit to this excellent pub but certainly not the last. Friendly, welcoming staff, good choice of food and drinks which are filled to the top.
Very good value, something for every purse.
Highly recommended

Date of visit: August 2015
1  Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

So we start this take very sad.
Weekend of fun and theme parks planned for the children, when boom! Jump scared by a fully grown deer on the road outside the village.
We manage to limp to the rose and crown with zero windscreen.
Gardener let us into the car park.
Landlord popped out and offered tea and coffee or squash for the kids as this was way before opening time.
They put up with our wrecked car and kids with frequent bathroom stops for several hours whilst we waited for AA and a taxi home.
Amazing staff.
The bar also serves best wine (Marlborough Sauvignon. My fave) thatchers too. Plenty of munchies for kids.
Pretty garden to sit in.
Landlord not long took over and I really think he will make this an amazing place. I look forward to returning in less stressful circumstances.
Highly recommended. Thank you to the landlord and staff. So much. You really went above and beyond and we will always be grateful.

Date of visit: July 2015
2  Thank wilts78
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