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Old Crown, Weybridge

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user reviews of Old Crown, Weybridge

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Lovely building - wonderfully old school interior. Yes, pricey at £4.30 for a pint of Youngs Bitter.

Enjoyed the experience and the fact its open at 10am is handy for a walker who was up at 5:20am!

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Mappiman - 17 Jul 2016 12:47
The beer is not worth the price..and as for some of the customers...language.... not for me.
surreypubdrinker - 22 Oct 2012 13:29
OK. I have lived in Weybridge for 10 years. I have heard a lot about the Old Crown and I have been there a dozen times: 3 times for solo lunch, 3 times for solo drinks and the rest of the time in a party of people. Have to agree regrettably with previous reviewers who found it overpriced. Today I paid 2.75 for a bottle of Diet Coke. Please, readers, read that again. Also, it is very hard to get served at this "local pub". I have never had a problem at the Jolly Farmer or the Prince of Wales. I do feel that this landlord is somewhat up himself. I approached the bar from the restaurant side with a friend alongside. We were signally ignored by this prat and then he turned his back and started serving people on the other side of the bat with not a word. I spend a pretty penny on beer in Weybridge, sit, and none will come your way. Ever again. Despite the nice club sandwich I had here a year ago. That was your staff, not you. You utter utter utter mockery. Brian Ford would have crushed your skull with one hand. Never shall I darken your door.
ifyouaskedmeonafriday - 28 May 2012 02:08
LLiking details on website, same owners since 1959, by the river, and simple menu etc. I booked a table for four for Sunday Lunch. No table reserved as requested on arrival but pub empty and told to choose one ourselves in either of the dining areas. Made second mistake in choosing this establishment by taking one in conservatory with stone floor. Plastic cushioned chairs, place mats with corners chipped and sticky back to my chair brought considerable disillusionment. Pint of Directors, half of guest beer, half of cider, and a J2 put 10.30 on the tab, and 3 Sunday Roasts (11.50 Beef only), and 1 Chicken Breasts with vegetables (9.50) ordered. Roasts arrived with the meat submerged in a thick brown gravy, soggy yorkshires/roast potatoes, al dente parsnip chips, a spoonful of boiled cabbage and sliced carrots. Chicken dish rated average. Bottle of screw topped French Merlot (16) delivered to table with four glasses. Two elderly couples being asked "do you guys want anything else" rankled but the 4 Desserts from the local patisserie were all good and reasonably priced at 4 each which earned the one rating point awarded, and the barman did bring the jug of water and glasses requested at the end of the meal. Total bill with !0% service (definitely not silver!) came to 95 and was in everyone's opinion and experience an exceptionally high cost for a very mediocre pub Sunday lunch. Regrettably none of the suggested attributes in the online description were apparent especially the riverside position, appearance, welcome, ambiance, quality or food, but the lengthy same ownership was confirmed. It is likely to change hands however before we return!
rostonhodges - 12 Sep 2011 00:52
Nice enough establishment, but quite beers are quite overpriced. Far more expensive than the much posher pub across the road. Didn't get much change out of a tenner for two pints and a bag of peanuts.
TheJase - 11 Aug 2010 10:24
Another pub with potential but let down by the beer range. Courage Best and Directors, Youngs Ordinary and Greene King IPA. Nice in the garden next to the water.
GuideDogSaint - 8 Aug 2010 17:06
What a nice pub - down to earth without being pretentious or chavvy - very tasty pint of Andwell's Resolute turned into 3 pints. Keen landlord was very happy to sing the new brewer's praises (beer is from Hampshire).
The pub had another three standard beers on but I would urge the landlord to get another Andwell on asap - yum.
pkrp - 18 May 2010 21:41
I visited this pub yesterday (Sunday) with some friends and it was a very good experience. The food was exceptionally tasty, good value haddock and veg/salad, the Greene King Mild a joy and the service very good indeed.
robinsong - 15 Feb 2010 09:57
Agree, this is a nice pub with decent staff and a decent riverside garden area. Have not tasted the food yet
RoyTheBike - 22 Jan 2010 17:48
White weatherboarded old riverside pub overlooking the confluence of the Wey and Thames. Several different areas inside, the saloon bar is traditional in style, standard tables, carpetted, rugby prints and a set of oars on the walls. A small snug is adjacent. Beyond the saloon is a more formal dining room with a bright airy conservatory off this. A terrace and gardens step down to the riverside.
The pub sells itself as a free house and has the CAMRA badge outside, so how disappointing to find just Courage Best, Directors, Youngs Bitter and Marstons Pedigree. I mean come on and shape up, but when you consider the Pedigree was 3.60 it suggests money not choice rules here. I know this is Weybridge but still.........could be an excellent venue but lazy.
Maldenman - 21 Jun 2009 20:53
This is a really lovely pub. The wines (served by the "basin") were great, the clientele were really friendly and the food was perfect. It's not gastropub material - you'll get no pan-fried sea bass fillets with herb mash or what have you - but the Old Crown special toastie (ham, cheese, tomato, peppers & horseradish) with a side order of chips hit the spot like sea bass can't. Sorry, sea bass. Plus the staff were all so welcoming and the garden so lovely, we didn't want to leave. Once we finally did we were left with an air of goodwill - helped, obviously, by the food and booze but mainly be the sheer niceness of everyone and everything about the Old Crown - that took a good 3 or 4 hours to evaporate and turn us back to the scowling ill-tempered cynics we are.
wardytron - 3 May 2009 10:24
fantastically well kept riverside garden; a favourite chill out spot in the summer

well kept beers and good pub food

having lived for about six years in Weybridge myself it wasn't my nearest local, but was worth the walk even on a rainy night
doobydooby - 28 Jan 2009 13:26
Great Great pub, especially in the summer with the riverside garden, best pint of directors I've had anywhere, and the food is good too, would just say they plates could be a bit bigger for those portions, especially on the steak!
bedbob - 27 Jan 2009 15:38
Take it from me, this is a top family run pub. The beer (in this case Young's Winter Warmer) and food is excellent. The bar staff were magnificent - efficient, friendly and very welcoming. This pub is great in the summer, when you can sit outside in the terraced garden by the river, as well as the winter, when you can warm yourself in front of the open fire. Long live the English pub!
beehave - 13 Dec 2008 21:29
Went here on 18th July. First visit but not the last. Lovely pint of Youngs. Just like the pint you used to drink in pubs near the old brewery in Wandsworth. Variety of nationalities behind the bar but all tried hard to please. Even Zara came across to see if everything was okay - and she is the landlord's labrador! Chips were first class (unlike the soggy mess the Anchor served up further down river)- It was worth going to the pub for the chips alone. To be honest I did not check on the prices as I used a tab but the overall bill was reasonable. Great beer garden - when the weather is hotter! And, no. I have no connection with this pub!!
kaktus - 20 Jul 2008 17:17
3.45 a pint for Hogsback TEA?????
rainlight - 12 Jun 2008 15:50
Not a bad place apart from the 1 of the 2 barmaids from the Eu thinking she was serving in a soup kitchen. You do get some of the regulars talking boats abit too much.
anonymous - 10 Aug 2007 21:13
A nice old interior consisting of three bars, with a bustling atmosphere.

Three handpulls on our visit (only one ale of note though, Hepworths Prospect) which were in fair condition.

Highlight was having it served in a thick handled glass that was class and will ensure I come back!
Quinno - 31 Mar 2007 16:42
Halfway decent pub. Good food, fires, well kept beers. Love the outside seating area by the river. There are usually a few regulars in who have some rather quaint ways, but don't let this put you off. Take a walk along the tow-path when you've done in here.
RoyTheBike
RoyTheBike - 25 Feb 2007 10:04
Stopped here for Sunday lunch in a group of over thirty people and they coped magnificently. Excellent beer and the food was both good and good value (chips a funny colour, though!). Nice interior and location.
Psi - 22 Feb 2007 12:00
this pub is very well run and the beer is kept to perfection. the food is very good quality and size. the smoke free conservitory is fantastic for families and the outside garden areas great in the summer!
well worth a look and it will become your local in no time!!!!!!
wildpork - 17 Jul 2006 05:00
Looked a bit dodgy for starters, but quite allright! The only thing that pests me is the drunken old fellas at the bar - dugged into their seats and look like the dead has already taken them to a near bed of smoke and garden of beer...
Angelina - 11 Jul 2006 01:44
Nice, quaint, slightly smoky in the main bar.
thirstybob - 30 Mar 2006 14:18
Nice to find a pub that opens before 11:00 am and serving good beer when your tongue is dragging on the ground.
mactavish - 24 Oct 2005 14:26
Mark and Yvonne run this excellent friendly pub with great staff. Food is of the highest standard the cellar is kept to the highest standard and without a doubt The Old Crown has kept its place as one of the best old pubs in Surrey. A non smoking dining conservatory, plus a long bar and the main bar are well attended every day of the week. Contrary to one comment on this site. the small snug is not full of sherry drinkers and WI members, but is where the "elite " long time regulars do their best to put the world to rights??

masterbaker - 7 Feb 2005 09:36
I must check out the womens institute bar!
Beer very expensive, but well kept. Service not always with a smile
Phil - 20 Aug 2004 15:04
I agree with the last comment it is a very nice pub and the real ale was good. But 2.70 for a pint of bitter is a bit over the top.
Womble - 29 Apr 2004 14:33
A nice, proper local, but expensive.There is a beer garden round the back.
bearman - 14 Apr 2004 07:34
The Old Crown is a very traditional old weather-boarded pub down near the river. This three bar pub has a strong local following with several of the regulars appearing to live here - well in the bar at least! This is understandable for the hosts are very accomodating and do their up most at making you feel welcome. The beer prices unfortunately are typical of Weybridge, however the real ales are kept to a very high standard indeed.

The pub has a restaurant area where excellent home cooked food is served at lunchtime and evening. Our favourite spot is the public bar - this is a real drinkers area with planked ceilings and a long bar with stools. There is a third bar around the back - this area is usually reserved for the womens institute, sherry drinkers or something like that from our observations.
Sprid - 26 Dec 2003 06:40

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