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Crown Hotel, Alton

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user reviews of the Crown Hotel, Alton

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Situated between the town's Curtis Museum and Allen Gallery, the Crown is a pub/hotel at the top end of the High Street with a handy car park at the rear. It's a fairly quiet place with some fairly unique large polished tables. Doom Bar & TEA were the two real ales. I think there's better pubs in Alton though.
blue_scrumpy - 4 Nov 2018 12:18
Visited recently with some friends. Not quite as bad as previous reviews. Food was mostly good and reasonable (avoid the omelettes though!). Two real ales on hand pumps situated behind the bar. Courage Best was fine. Service was friendly and loos were clean.
sylviajoan - 21 Feb 2016 12:10

Large hotel and pub on the corner of the High St.

I visited here on Saturday as pub number 2 and was greeted to a large sign on a blackboard propped up against the pumps advising that due to high brewery prices they advised purchasing bottles and not pints! It was obvious the bottles had been bought in and not via brewery

Says it all so me and travelling party duly departed without purchasing a drink.

One last thing the place stank of stale fat from the kitchen, most unpleasant.
lezford - 5 Aug 2013 09:46
A sad reflection on what had been the best Pub for miles.
thePubGhost - 2 Jun 2013 16:29
Went on a Friday evening (10.15-ish) - there were only 2 other people there. The lousy atmosphere is largely caused by the fact that local radio is played very loudly. I've a feeling that this place is run largely as a hobby by the manager. It's a shame, because with its history and prominent position this pub should be heaving.
peewit - 15 Aug 2011 18:17
Nice Puba dn nice place to stay the night - breakfast was fantastic. Also really liked the tables with the board games on, had great fun playing Snakes adn Ladders
sturpy - 20 Sep 2010 12:21
Much loved pub with fond memories for me personally. Became my local when posted to Bordon on a trade course whilst serving with the Army in Germany.
Met some very nice people there - mostly nurses from the local Hospital, great times and very fond memories.

Frank Delacoe
Ex REME Ssgt
now living in Portsmouth
Boysoldier1970 - 23 Jan 2010 22:49
Although pete has left the atmosphere and quality hasn`t changed still an excellent pub with good food and beer. Jazz night on the 2nd thursday of the month is worth a visit if you like your jazz.
thealtonsaint - 23 Apr 2009 07:22
Popped in for a quick visit, still like this pub always have done ever since dominic was in charge of the bar. Found out Pete had left the kitchen but still a pleasant pub for a drink.
oldaledrinker - 8 Apr 2009 21:10
Good honest pub nosh and Sheps Neame Spitfire 2.60 a pint......fine & dandy!
Be sure to say Play up Pompey to Big Geoff.....;-)
alebear - 27 Jul 2008 17:03

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