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The Crown, Old Basing

I went in this pub last night, not for the 1st time and I have spoken and been served by the bar Manager (Adam) before. On entering the pub we were closely followed by a group of 4. Adam completely ignored my Wife and I, to great the people behind and when I asked him for a drink, he huffed, turned around and asked a barmaid to serve us and then took the rude people behind (who announced they had a table booked whilst we were trying to order) through to the restaurant. We felt as though he thought, we were just lowly scum who shouldn't have been in the way. In 32 yrs of drinking in pubs this is by far the rudest, any barman has been towards me.
We told the barmaid how upset we were by Adam's rudeness, turned and went to the Bolton Arms and were greeted by friendly courteous staff.
This is a pub that is only interested in people, willing to pay for extortionately over priced food. I will not be returning!!!!

30 Jun 2012 08:22

The Crown, Old Basing

I've been to this pub a few times and the best I've found the ale is average. I have never had a pint that is crystal. On one occasion when I arrived just after opening time, I was given a topped up glass from some ale that was in a glass sitting on the drip tray? The pint was warm and tasted old, when I questioned it I was told that there was nothing wrong with it and it wasn't replaced. I should know what's good or bad - I'm a brewer by trade.
I have not been back since.

20 Oct 2009 14:30

The Millstone, Old Basing

From what I remember the current landlord has now been in just over a year. In that time he has turned the pub around, into a great pub.
The ales (Wadsworth) are very good, but I did notice that during the summer (busiest time) that although drinkable they hadnít stood long enough.
The food has improved big time - Everything looks and tastes as though it is cooked fresh!!!
The prices arenít cheap but you do get value for money.
As an experienced ale drinker and someone who likes a friendly pub with good ale and nosh, I would recommend this pub before any other in Basingstoke..

1 Oct 2009 23:11

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