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The Hand & Crown

17 High Wych Road, Sawbridgeworth CM21 0AY, England
+44 1279 725892
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
17 High Wych Road, Sawbridgeworth CM21 0AY, England
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1 - 10 of 397 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Having been here recently for dinner on two occasions, one for a birthday and another for a family group both consisted of 8 people and both visits on a tuesday night. It was very busy on both evenings but the service was superb, the staff...More

1  Thank mrsp109
Reviewed yesterday

5 of us attended at 7.30 on Friday evening. Service was quite slow but staff were busy. 2 ordered starters, together with all mains, after having to attract attention of waitress. These came out in due course. After plates were taken away we waited an...More

Thank 816Julie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a lovely place to eat the staff are so lovely and friendly. I had the sea bass and my hubby had the sirloin steak, both off the specials board and would recommend both. They have a good selection of flavoured gins and the Malbec...More

Thank Iaindwh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a Sunday dinner here with my wife. They are paranoid about someone bringing a child in, it was the first question I was asked, even though I said table for two. They also have very clear signs banning children under 14, would normally avoid...More

1  Thank Joebarrack
HandandCrown, Public Relations Manager at The Hand & Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there, I am sorry you that you felt you had received a lest than adequate Sunday Lunch with us. We must say, we are surprised that you felt the meal was average, we have pleased over 350 people with our new opening hours and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eight of us visited Easter weekend. We have been many times before and never had a bad meal. Its proper pub grub! No airs and graces, just delicious food. Varied menu has something for everyone. We had the meat lovers, wine lovers, fussy eater and...More

Thank sharonmcd67
Debbie S, Public Relations Manager at The Hand & Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. So pleased you had a good meal with us, we aim to please everyone! Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We received a warm welcome & were given an unhurried service throughout by the friendly female staff. We ordered fish, chips & peas & also scampi, chips & peas for which we received large portions of fresh cooked food.& had to wait a while as...More

1  Thank waller50
Debbie S, Public Relations Manager at The Hand & Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, thank you so much for your lovely review, it really does mean a lot to us and we share with our staff so they know what a great job they are doing. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been visiting this pub for many years and always had really lovely meals and great service.Recently we have found out that it has changed hands. Despite this we went ahead and booked a large table for a family celebration. Beware, 1 fish dish...More

1  Thank jp3892
Debbie S, Public Relations Manager at The Hand & Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, we apologise that you had a bad experience with us. Our Vegetarian and Gluten Free Fish alongside our Sunday Menu changes regularly every week and it appears that this weeks offering didn't suit your purposes. Since we have extended our Sunday opening hours...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do not go to this pub unless you are prepared to spend money on food. The pub sign says it is a public house but the owner is only interested if you want to buy food. After visiting a nearby Sheltered Housing facility to find...More

1  Thank Ian&Shelley
Debbie S, Public Relations Manager at The Hand & Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, we apologise that you had a bad experience with us. We are a pub restaurant and during food service times we don't generally allocate tables just for drinks. We would like to talk to you more... could you send us over your email...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here with friends after they said they had a great meal here. Saturday night and our table was ready when we arrived. Really good choice of meat and fish specials along with the regular menu. Food came out quickly and was really good....More

Thank Nicola W
Debbie S, Public Relations Manager at The Hand & Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We will be delighted to see you again and thanks for the great feedback about our Waitress, we will be sure to pass on your sentiments. See you soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been coming here for years and the quality of the food is really good and the portions are very generous!!! Had a bank holiday lunch today off the starter menu of bacon and leek pasta. Big enough for a main!!!! And delicious and piping...More

Thank Emily G
Debbie S, Public Relations Manager at The Hand & Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So delighted you took the time to write this review. Many thanks and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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arsenalg00ner
24 February 2018|
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Response from Lee C | Reviewed this property |
Pretty big. I’ve never not been able to get a space for my pickup.
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623hughh
16 April 2017|
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Response from maria2835 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure of what the pub's policy is on dogs being allowed into the dinning area as suggested call them.
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Muriel M
24 October 2015|
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Response from Rita D | Reviewed this property |
We hesitate to go there now as the portions are so large it is a little offputting. You certainly do not need more than one course.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$42
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 High Wych Road, Sawbridgeworth CM21 0AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Sawbridgeworth
  • Phone Number: +44 1279 725892
  • E-mail
Description
Welcome to The Hand & Crown Our 16th Century Inn is the oldest Inn in Hertfordshire and is famous for it’s warm welcome and delicious home-made food. We pride ourselves on our delicious and freshly cooked home-made food. Our meat and fish is sourced daily to the delight of our clientele, fish from Billingsgate and our meat selection direct from Smithfield. Our team is waiting to welcome you to The Hand & Crown. Booking highly recommended.
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