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Review of The Crown Inn

The Crown Inn
Ranked #5 of 5 Restaurants in Theale
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has gone down hill. Popped in for a quick pint on a Thursday and was relatively quiet. Garden was filthy, snapped plastic cutlery, cigarette butts, general waste - crisp packets, beer mats etc littering the garden. Toilets very grim. No excuse when it is so quiet. Mixed welcome at the bar, two bar staff one of whom was decent, the other unfriendly and very unwelcoming. Very unimpressed, won't be going back in a hurry

Thank HenryTheHappyHoover
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

The Crown used to be our regular haunt for lunch and the food was always very good - best chips in town and big portions! Under the new management, the pub looks much nicer, but the food is really uninspiring. The tapas are like no tapas we've ever had - very stodgy, tasteless and overpriced and the sandwiches are skimpy on the filling.

We went twice, to give them the benefit of the doubt, especially as we waited ages for our food the first time. Second time wait was shorter, but the food wasn't any better.

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Thank U78124
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

What a total shambles today's lunch was. Took my customer to this place which has traditionally been our usual lunch haunt. Well we were pretty surprised to find that the food took 45 minutes to arrive and when it did it was terrible. So I had the cajun chicken door stopper which came as a giant piece of bread with - no joke - 4 tiny pieces of chicken and about three scraps of pepper. I mentioned this to the embarrassed staff member who took it away and bought it back with more chicken in it. To be fair this didnt really help the dish as the chicken was tasteless and the peppers were stone cold. I believe my customer is writing his own review as he was incensed by what he was served. The prawns he had were served cold and opaque - I dont know about you as the reader of this review but you wouldnt dream of touching them would you?
The lady we complained to did apologise and I probably would have stuck around and asked for my money back but since we'd already been there well over an hour we simply had no time to.
WORST MEAL 2017 WINNER.

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Thank Berkscouple2
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

COLD OPAQUE PRAWNS - you have been warned.

oh yes and the other end of the spectrum, incinerated chorizo, you may need a dentist.

not forgetting, 45mins to see the food (questionable food)

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1  Thank Screemaaaaa
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Finally this pub is under new management after the last terrible landlord and lady.
The place has been freshened up and looks much nicer than before. There is still a massive range of drinks to select from including many real Ales.
So far the bar staff are friendly and the new landlady seems experienced in the trade and friendly enough if you can get her chatting.
Hopefully this will continue to improve as they settle in.
Also signs are up for a take away fish and chip service which will be worth a try.

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Thank BerkshireAH9
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