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Crown Colham Green, Hillingdon

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user reviews of the Crown Colham Green, Hillingdon

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This pub has the best garden in this area . Even a little pond and chickens . The food was lovely home cooked . Nothing frozen here. Try the lasagne it's delicious . They have real ales including guest ales and the one I had was just right . In all a delightful pub. And perfect for a summer lunch and chill outside
Chum - 28 May 2014 17:35
Fantastic pub. Visited with my mum for lunch and a couple of beers in the sunshine. Amazing garden with water feature, shady patio, outside fireplace, grassy area with pagodas and vines. Great food, friendly and helpful staff. I really felt as though I was in a rural setting awy from everything. 20% discount for NHS staff on top of already very reasonable prices. The pub itself is airy and spacious with friendly locals and a great selection of cask ales. Ample parking and kids would love the place too. Can't fault The Crown, will definitely be going back!
Jojo53 - 14 Jul 2013 14:55
Very quiet Fullers pub located just up the road from Hillingdon Hospital. On my Thursday evening visit, there was only 1 other customer present. In fact, they were about to shut up shop for the evening. They must be doing something wrong when the nearby Hut was busy. Beers on were Fullers London Pride & ESB and Butcombe Christmas Steps. I tried the latter, which wasn't the best. The interior is fairly nice. But it could do with more customers.
blue_scrumpy - 23 Dec 2012 12:56
Landlord knows how to look after the Pride and ESB. A good place to go for a drink in small groups or a quiet 1-1 chat over a good pint. Usually plenty of space in the saloon to spread out and breathe. Food up until 9pm.
London_OBs - 22 Dec 2012 21:18
I have visited The Crown on several occasions recently and the London Pride and ESB are now the best I have ever had outside of Chiswick.

Very well done to the new team and I will visit much more regularly.

Cheers, John.

JohnnyBGoode - 10 Jan 2011 19:00
I hadn't been to the Crown for a while and was pleasantly surprised to find that when I returned there were new people in charge and things were very different...

watching_them_4_you mentioned that The Crown could be turned around with the introduction of a new tennant... I'm pleased to say that a new landlord took over about 3 months ago and has indeed turned the pub around.

Children are welcome, the atmosphere is much friendlier and relaxed.

The menu has changed to traditional home coked food with generous portions and a reasonable price and not a mention of Tapas in sight!

The garden furniture has been renovated and is no longer tatty and falling apart!

There are four Fullers ales on offer (Discovery, London Pride, ESB and HSB) which are kept exceptionally well.

SchrodingersCat - 23 Jul 2010 14:01
"Agree with stevemj. The problem with this place is the surly tenant (old git) and his much younger (forever changing her hair colour) lover or wife. They have ABSOLUTYLY NO people skills, or any finesse.

Itís a place that lacks character MAINLY due to their inefficiencies.

A new tenant really could turn this place around, doubtless."

Agree entirely. Well said.
watching_them_4_you - 25 Nov 2009 23:34
The 'policy' must have changed as I've just eaten Sunday lunch there with my children. It was good value and we were made welcome.
DiamondLegs - 24 Nov 2009 18:46
Agree with stevemj. The problem with this place is the surly tenant (old git) and his much younger (forever changing her hair colour) lover or wife. They have ABSOLUTYLY NO people skills, or any finesse.

Itís a place that lacks character MAINLY due to their inefficiencies.

A new tenant really could turn this place around, doubtless.

Heyareyouothere - 11 Nov 2009 23:37
Have lived in the area all my life and always thought the pub was ok. Took my two you kids on bank holiday monday afternoon for a quite drink and something to eat.Thought they might like it here because of the animals i know they keep in the beer garden.While sitting outside i noticed a very unhappy looking face appear from one of the upstairs windows, and within minutes the barmaid appeared to tell me that cidren aren't welcome. I suggested that they weren't hurting anybody, and that i doubted that the old guy perched at the bar and te elderley couple in the garden (the only other customers there) surely wouldn't mind.I was told i could either drink up and go, or she'd give me a refund. She was really poker faced, and made me feel very unwelcome. Apparantly the pub is now "Spanish style", with a Spanish stle grden,and serves Tapas etc. They've even decided to sell San Miguel (at a stupidy high price) to try and get that Spanish feel. However, if the landlord had spent as much time in Spain as i have during my life he would know that children are a big part of Spanish culture. Bars, retaurants and even little out of the way eating places are full of them. So treating paying customers with kids like leppers isn't doing much for his Spanish theme at all. And tuning away customer that was likely to spend about £40 on food and drink for himself and his 3 well behaved kids when his pub was basically empty doesn't show much business awareness either. Twonk.
stevemj - 30 Sep 2009 09:47
It's OK. Food is great, no doubting that. Staff are "unhappy" and beer is not worthy of a GBG rating. Otherwise, no worries.
MartinShaw - 18 Oct 2008 23:42
Done a nice job on the refurb. Burgers are fantastic. Eaten here a few times now and always consistently good. Nice atmosphere. Friendly bar staff. Reasonable selection of real ales - never had a duff one. Beer garden has also had some time spent on it and is very pleasant. Will keep on returning.
Tobyboy - 11 May 2008 11:07
We had previously visited the Crown as a family for a meal and enjoyed the food and atmosphere. However anyone with families should be aware that you can't just turn up as before in the day and early evening for a meal if you have children with you. We didn't know this and were turned away in quite a frosty manner even though the pub was empty . We were really disapointed by this and won't return .We thought that the issue could have been dealt with more sensibly by letting our family eat today , but telling us that in future we need to book ,which would have been fine by us. A real shame as we did like the pub and visited several times a year but we didn't know about the new rules and were made to feel quite embarrased.
JBUXB - 5 May 2008 18:32
Haven't been down here for a while but was pleasantly suprised by the refurbishment. The place looks great and provided a wonderful friendly and polite atmosphere for a glass of wine, well maybe two. Well okay it turned into a bottle or two as we were enjoying ourselves so much and ended up camped there for the evening. I was told the pub has recently made it into CAMRA and offer a guest ale along with the usual Fullers which have always been good there before, so I will be looking forward to a beer evening very soon.
tmervyn - 4 Mar 2008 16:30
Superb Tappas, Landlord is the chef and cooks the food so maybe that's why he doesn't get the chance to talk!
Rainbowlover - 13 Feb 2008 15:33
Landlord still doesn't speak! OK pub BUT the host needs to be more approachable and friendly. Running a pub is a people's business - wake up guys, be nice & smell the roses. Place would benefit so much if you were "nice"
tanya_alc - 22 Jan 2008 00:18
The public bar has finally been refurbished and is now connected to the lounge bar, where the dartboard used to be. The loss of the dartboard and the loss of sound-insulation from the "livelier end" are greatly missed by some regulars.
The strange "portal effect" of the opening between the two bars is very "Stargate", due to the gap in the carpeting and wall decor.
Still has great real ales and food and now there is more room to sit.

JohnnyBGoode - 24 Dec 2007 13:27
Very Good Food, Love the Tapas whilst still enjoying the old menu!
Beerman69 - 7 Nov 2007 17:34
Great Food and a good friendly atmosphere. Simply the best food around. Lovely garden as well!
Rogerpatel - 31 Jul 2007 14:49
This pub has a beautifull garden area tucked away around the back which is unseen from the road. They have invested money into a smoking area which is not only good for the smokers but a lovely place to sit out in and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.
Lovely grapevines decorate the gardens and seating areas, with guinea pigs and love birds for people to look at, it really is very scenic.
The pub is very deceiving and from the exterior you would not know the gem of a garden area was there.

The pub also does food which I have eaten on many occasions and have always found it to be hot and tasty and good value.the lamb shanks on a Sunday are delicious.

The decor inside the pub is a little dated but the staff and the food out weigh that.
Jo_WMMCC - 11 Jul 2007 07:59
An atmospheric, intimate Pub that has a wide selection of good food on offer most days, along with 2-3 well kept real ales.
The ideal place to go for a quite meal or simply to enjoy a fine beer.
During the summer months i can imagine how the beer garden will be a real feature of this good all-round establishement.

Not the kind of place to go for a rowdy booze-up.
cripps - 16 Feb 2007 19:24
If you are really hungry, ask for a Dave Goddard burger. The ex-British motorcycle champian and I, had one each, specially hand crafted, on Christmas Eve and we only just managed to finish them. You couldn't buy this quality anywhere esle. Superb food from Mike, served by the wonderful Hidi, made this a great evening. The Pride was good on the night and there was even Golded Pride on hand-pump, but only for the very brave.
JohnnyBGoode - 27 Dec 2006 16:31
I think that the public bar has been kept as it was, as a real working mens & womens bar, where you can wear your work clothes without worrying about it and relax after work with a decent pint before going home. The rest of the pub has been refurbished to a very high standard. A pub for everyone to enjoy.

JohnnyBGoode - 13 Jul 2006 16:14
Very good grub and lots of it. Not many places around here have mussels as a speciality!! Saloon bar is very nice. Great garden with water features and guinee pigs!
Decor of public bar doesn't match upto saloon though.
RichardGrimes - 8 Jun 2006 17:50
The food is tremendous good size portions, Sunday lunch is a must.The bar maid was efficient, polite, pleasant and friendly.
Understand thay have a netball team that have just got promotion. Well Done girls

pet - 29 Apr 2006 13:42
My previous comment was a little 'tongue in cheek'. It sounds like the pub has undergone a total transformation since I used it a couple of years ago. I will be visiting the area in the not too distant future and I will make my comments known to the staff. If it is as good as it sounds, well done to all involved.
tankardman - 17 Oct 2005 15:09
Sorry Tankardman, I support all of my good local REAL ALE pubs. This is just one of them. Cheers.
JohnnyBGoode - 12 Sep 2005 09:21
John, ease up a little on the advertising campaign mate as people will start to think you own the place!!!!
tankardman - 7 Sep 2005 08:53
I had my first Sunday Lunch at the Crown 6/2/05. The meal was superb and the presentation was perfect. Prices are very competative, even though all fresh and top quality produce are used. The roast beef is cut from sirloin and is wonderfull and for just under £6 for a good sized portion, it really make sense to use this great local for meals. The new furnishings and new kitchen, make you feel like you are in a top quality restaurant and the superb Fuller's ale, makes you glad you are in your local instead. The menu is gradualy expanding to include more variety. I will be there every week-end. John.
JohnnyBGoode - 8 Feb 2005 15:10
I visited The Crown, in Colham Green Road, Hillingdon, yesterday. As well as the usual excellent Pride & ESB, there has been a complete change-out of the furnishings. New trestles and new high backed chairs and tables, with plush burgundy upholstery and dark wood. Some interesting bird cage lighting, ornamental pillars and more plants.
The new kitchen has now been opened and there is now plenty of seating for dining. The Crown is now looking very posh, but still retains the old character. John.

anonymous - 31 Jan 2005 16:31
my gig went well. Thanks to Sally for her invaluable help with the setting up and video. shame about the idiot who tried to spoil the gig and the other one who said the show was rubbish when he had never actually seen it.may be tab will give me another gig so I can bring more people next time.
keith gallyot - 27 Mar 2004 22:25
This is my local Pub and it has been since the Pear Tree Closed Down. I have been trying to get a gig here for a long time and have one on 10.01.2004.. will let you know how it goes.
keith gallyot - 11 Jan 2004 02:54
My local Fuller's house. This wonderful old place has had numerous tasteful extentions. The original photos are displayed in the main bar. Good Pride and ESB. Live music at week-ends. Has a barn out-building for functions and a well used family beer garden with plenty to keep the kids happy.
John - 1 Oct 2003 07:57

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