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“Nice pub, good lunch”
Review of The Crown

The Crown
Ranked #150 of 596 Restaurants in Milton Keynes
Price range: US$8 - US$26
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Description: New Ownership May 2018! The origins of The Crown of Stony Stratford can be traced back to 1664 in the midst of a very vibrant coaching trade in the town. There were at its height in the early 1800's no less than around 50 inns and coach houses in Stony Stratford with 50 coaches passing through the town on a daily basis. Just over 350 years later from when The Crown was originally built in the market square, the building has undergone a sympathetic renovation to the original of the coach house with a modern flair. Although there are no horses to tether, there is extensive parking at the front of the building. The management of the Crown would like extend a warm welcome to all the people of Stony Stratford who have wished us well with this venture. Opening Friday 25th May at 6pm
Reviewed 4 April 2018

The last time I was in The Crown, decades back, it was a different pub altogether. In those days it was a bit rough and the décor was tired.
The current owners clearly saw the potential of the place and, whilst the general layout is much the same, the décor and ambiance have become bright, fresh and modern, without losing the feeling of being a venerable Stony establishment.
I ate a lunch of steak and ale pie with mash and vegetables. The veg was cooked just the way I like it - with plenty of crunch remaining. The pie and the mash were of reasonable standard. I would, however, like to congratulate the cook on calling a pie a pie - so many pubs say pie when they mean a bowl of stew with a puff of pastry sitting on top. This was a proper pie with good pastry.
My sister had haddock and chips which she said was very good.
The selection of beer was small but a well-kept Doombar was on, which is always a good standby.
Service was a bit lacking in enthusiasm but not actually poor. We got our meal fairly promptly.
I would describe our meal as good pub grub but nothing outstanding. On the basis of that, I did feel that it was a little on the pricey side.
Still, overall, not bad.

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Six of us came here for dinner before going to a gig! We all had a lovely meal and great service. Very welcoming. Would highly recommend and will definitely be returning.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

We visited for lunch as part of a day celebrating our anniversary. The building is undergoing some small modifications, but these are quite unobtrusive and appear as though they won't spoil the character and style of the place when finished. The pub is a comfortable blend of old and new and overall very pleasant. Our lunch was chosen from the bar menu and the daily specials list and was well cooked, well presented and served by our very genial host. The full menu was also available if we'd wanted it.

Our host was the most outstanding part of the experience. There was a staff problem of some kind during our visit, so he was on his own. He did the most remarkable job of welcoming us, serving drinks, cooking, serving food, making sure all was OK, etc,etc. All with a smile and a very friendly approach. Amazing. Thank you.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Another enjoyable lunchtime meal catching up with friends. Highly recommend bubble and squeak with poached eggs and crispy bacon, delicious. Will be visiting again soon

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Thank JDP45
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

A group night out - the food and service was poor. The toilets were unclean and looked like they had not been cleaned for quite a while. I won’t be visiting again. Save yourself time and don’t go either.

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