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The Hand & Crown

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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17 High Wych Road, Sawbridgeworth CM21 0AY, England
+44 1279 725892
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is fantastic, great choices, friendly staff, excellent service. This place is always busy, but get their early have a drink to secure a table round the bar. They also take bookings for the restaurant part. If you are in the area well worth a visit, you will not be disappointed. However they do not welcome children, so go... More 

Thank Hellie45
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was extremely tastey and all home made. The service was very good and the staff were nice and friendly. No children under 14 allowed. Definitely recommend.

Thank Samantha H
Braunton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious meal earlier this week at the Hand & Crown. We had sausages & mash, sea bass with new potatoes and the fish pie. All very good dishes. Good ambience as well.

Thank Madz0411
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traditional pub, warm and cosy inside. We have lived near the Hand & Crown for 16 years and realised many years ago that 99% of people in there are there to eat, rather than just go for a drink. The core menu is extensive but it hasn't really changed in all the years we've lived here, which is one of... More 

Thank Hertsgirl99
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished Christmas dinner absolutely gorgeous can not recommended this enough Staff all dressed up service very good Food presented very well Best Christmas dinner I have had in a long time Can't thank the staff enough

Thank andrew b
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we booked for lunch a few weeks ago for last week and asked if they were having a Christmas lunch on the menu. We were assured that they would have this as a choice plus the normal lunchtime menu. When we arrived we asked for the christmas menu only to be told that they had had a rush to... More 

Thank maria2835
Harlow, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Book early especially at Christmas, ask to be seated in the restaurant, seating in the bar area looked a bit of a squeeze. Lovely meal, candlelit tables and Christmas decorations made for a very pleasant evening. Starters were a bit expensive, I had fully loaded Potato Skins but there was so much I couldn't finish my main course. A 5*... More 

Thank Terry J
Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I live locally and have been many times. My family really like it. Nice easy atmosphere. Great choice of dishes. Something for everyone. Good pub food!!

Thank annie157
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch with 3 friends. Have been before many times and the meals have been fine and the portions more than adequate. However it was somewhat different on this occasion. We only ordered starters, a chicken salad. When it arrived it was floating in a dressing. We complained to the waiter but was told that was how the salad... More 

Thank Pauline N
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Great evening, the mussels were lovely and the pork fillet was reminiscent of a meal I had in Hungary earlier this year, beautiful, tender with a pepper sauce. The Hungarians use Mangalitza pigs, I don't know if the hand and crown do, but very nice. Washed it down with a nice Rioja. In the words of Arnold Shwartznegger, I'll be... More 

Thank Freddie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$49
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?