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Nice little country pub, well off the beaten track. I was the only customer early on my Thursday evening visit. This is a pub that is much more popular in the summer, especially with walkers and cyclists. The landlady and her dog were very friendy and talkative (well the landlady at least)! 2 ales were on - Plain Ales Innocence & Sixpenny Alvediston Ale. Wessex Medium Cider was also on handpull. Worth seeking out.
blue_scrumpy - 31 Jan 2014 21:55
Came in for a meal with my other half a couple of weeks ago, very enjoyable local real ale, not a large however good selection of wines to go with the food, the food was thernominal, considering the age of the chef in his early 20's, i had a steak full of flavour and cooked to perfection, my wife having the goats cheese tart which looked incredible, I would definitely would recommend anyone to try and come back to this pub, definitely worth the drive.
pubcrawl24 - 17 Oct 2011 14:09
I had an excellent pint of Ringwood Best but didn't try the Alvediston Ale produced by the Sixpenny Brewery for this pub. There were another couple of ales on the handles, but didn't remember them. Friendly and efficient service, I believe I could hear the steak I had ordered being beaten into submission in the kitchen, it was the best steak I've had this year! The low beam across the ceiling needs to be avoided, it's just the right height to catch out the unwary. A great pub, worth visiting again.
Feed - 24 Sep 2010 23:17
Went back to visit and can't believe it just gets better all of the time, Landlord quote is that it will take 2 years to get pub up and running as he would like it, well I can only imagine what it will be like then, you must visit this gem, in the most pretty valley in the south, walks galore
Hamishblack - 17 Sep 2010 16:16
Having driven for over three hours we were greeted warmly by Dave, Linda and Alex who made us feel totally at home and relaxed. Following a smashing evening meal, we were treated to a barrage of rib splitting jokes from Dave and some splendid local history from Linda, all washed down with fine ale and cider. As if it couldn’t get any better, following a good nights sleep in one of the quaint rooms we were presented with a beautifully cooked hearty full-English breakfast, which included excellent quality local sausages and bacon. Will we be going back again……….you bet.
Minesapint2 - 20 Jul 2010 22:07
Visited the Crown following a recommendation from Scott of the nearby Sixpenny Brewery in Sixpenny Handley where our coach party had been treated to a great tour. Rambling old pub with a warm welcome from landlord David. The 6d Mild was excellent - as were the home-made pickled onions. Nice big inglenook to sit in - or some nice drinking areas outside. Also said hello to 'Puzzle' the basset.
BobTheBinman - 10 Jul 2010 08:26
We dropped into the Crown during a walk on Sunday 6th June. We had already had lunch at the Horseshoe in Ebbesborne Wake 'see my review'.
So it was just for a welcome refreshment stop on our journey. All I can say is the welcome was one of the best we had ever received. The beer brewed locally was first class & we loved Puzzle the lemon basset hound. I was even more impressed that the landlord knew all about BITE & was pround that they had a top billing on the site. Many thanks to David & Linda, I hope when we return later this year to sample the food that they are still in residence. I shall reserve giving a rating untill we have dined in the pub.
John.T - 8 Jun 2010 11:07
Dropped a car off at a friends place and they suggested we go for a pint in the crown as it was there local and they had a beer festival on, that was the start of a great couple of unplanned days.The pub is beautiful and in the middle of nowhere, I was made to feel very welcome by David and Linda and by the locals, inside the pub its like a mini maze, you can join in conversation at the bar or disappear into a quite nook or cranny, the garden is very large and tidy and the view is stunning as the sun sets, felt so chilled out decided to stay a couple nights as B+B is available there, the room i had was just what you need comfy bed and on suite bathroom, food is very good, beer is excellent, whilst i was there CAMRA visited (mini bus load) and presented David with a certificate. Only bad thing I have to say is that I had to leave to and join the rat race again, but i shall return.
sunliner - 24 May 2010 21:36
Came across this gem of a pub whilst out for a stroll, and fell in love with the place as quick as a skip, wont bleet on to much but the beer was well kept the food was scrummy, 'loved the salad' and the service was so good I felt like I had been hand fed, if you are wandering around in the chalk valley then you must pay them a visit. By the way if the Landlord & Landlady read this then I must just say, THANK YOU for making me feel like I was at home
Hamishblack - 15 May 2010 11:50
Gorgeous pub, Real friendly owners, lovely staff, Fantastic food. Great Sunday night entertainment. If your looking for a great night out, i strongly suggest this stunning pub! :)
Maxi_b - 1 May 2010 23:18
Went into the crown for the first time since it re-opened, excellent pub with a great atmosphere, friendly and knowledgable staff about the beers and food.

The pub itself was a beautiful thatch with a gorgeous garden perfect for the summer, shame about it raining on our day there. Had a three course meal, really brilliant food, i had the steak and kidney pudding which was certainly the best i've ever had, my wife had a whole stuffed trout which she enjoyed alot. Beers were excellent quality and very local. Massive improvement from the last few years at this pub. Landlord and Landlady are doing a smashing job.

Will definetly be returning again.
ringwood12 - 1 May 2010 18:57
15th century thatched building with low beams was 1st recorded as a pub in 1867 and the name has remained. Tucked away from the main street it has a large car park and larger beer garden/terrace to rear. Bar & eating area lead to another eating room and rear dining room. 3 B&B rooms. David & Linda Stone have been in situ for 3 months and made us very welcome. 3 hand pulls (4th due soon) provide Ringwood Best + 2 guests – Keystone & Sixpenny today. Beers in excellent condition (CAMRA 4). Good pub menu, Chilli £8-95. Bands last Friday of month. Watch for coming Beer Festivals!
Reviewed 15/02/10 by SADCATS on Tour! SCORE- 8.

Saxon_Scooper - 15 Feb 2010 21:52
Visited this charming pub for the first time today - found it by chance - and had a great welcome and possibly the best sunday lunch i'd had out for a long time with a endless array of vegetables and meats. The beer was from a new local microbrewery, there were three to choose from but was told there will be four on soon. Well worth finding and we will be back very soon!
mswessex - 14 Feb 2010 19:06
Excellent village pub, if you can find it, well worth the effort. food is excellent home cooked fare.. so although the menu looked like an average pub grub, lasange, chicken pie. fish and chips. the quality was great.

landlord looked after us very well, ringwood was top notch, and i'm really just looking for an excuse to go back to wiltshire.
mralistair - 17 Jun 2009 21:38
A quiet village pub well off the beaten track. Old building with a friendly atmoshpere, very well-placed for walkers and cyclists using the by-way. Two hand pumps, but one had just gone off when I visited. The other had a decent pint of Ringwood on.

Does not open Sunday nights.
ETA - 20 Apr 2009 09:38

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