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The Crown

$$ - $$$, British,
The Street | Swallowfield, Reading RG7 1QY, England
+44 118 988 3260
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Fusion
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
The Street | Swallowfield, Reading RG7 1QY, England
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1 - 10 of 48 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had varied dishes including roast lamb; ham, egg and chips and linguine. The food was tasty and very reasonably priced. Overall a pleasant experience.

Thank Harriclan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to stop off for a bite to eat, friendly and helpful staff with a good choice of food. Well worth the short drive off the motorway to get away from the crowded service stations

Thank CookRE
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

It was a pleasant and enjoyable visit. The lovely staff members (including the cook) were very friendly but at the same time kept a reasonable distance from us. The rooms are at an average bit that's because it's a bed and breakfast. The breakfast was...More

1  Thank empire g
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I've just had a meal at The Crown, Swallowfield for the first time in about seventeen years. The pub has changed quite a bit for the better and is well laid out. It has a relaxing atmosphere and the interior looks charming. There was a...More

1  Thank SissySoo
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Nit a great experience considering the owners used to run a popular establishment with good class food. Maybe looking for cheap retirement option. Sorry but not great

Thank CharlieBuffYateley
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I am so pleased to see food back at The Crown, and great honest food at that. Myself and family have eaten here a number of times and haven't had a complaint yet. Last night, after slaving away over the Christmas tree (!) my mother...More

1  Thank HannahRSpencer
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We stopped here for a late lunch on our way back from London - completely unplanned - service was friendly and swift - there was a good selection on the menu one of us had fish and chips the other three of us had roast...More

Thank stephelloyd
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Enjoyed a lovely roast dinner at The Crown.The beef was tender and the puddings were great - definitely recommend the sticky toffee. The service was brilliant, the staff were very friendly and helpful. Great atmosphere for families and look forward to their christmas party.

1  Thank ES106
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Made last minute decision to have a roast here today. The owner kindly sorted a table for us quickly. 4 of us ordered a beef roast, and my dad a lamb Wellington. The roast was very disappointing, the Yorkshire pudding was raw in the middle...More

1  Thank aet98
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I rang to book for today. Opeing times are on the website but not the hours the restaurant is open. It turns out that the restaurant was open for only one hour today. The place was cold and cheerless with no atmosphere at all and...More

Thank Bobbie M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Street | Swallowfield, Reading RG7 1QY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 988 3260
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