“ Den Lane / Wrinehill / Crewe / Cheshire CW3 9BT / Tel: 01270820472 „
A couple of weeks ago, me and my boyfriend decided to go somewhere different to eat, which always makes a nice change to go somewhere that you have never been. He didn't tell me where we were going, we just started to venture out into the country and he told me we were going to go to a nice little country pub that he knew and The Crown Inn is where we ended up.
The CRown Inn is situated in Wrinehill, not far from Crewe, Cheshire and is directly on the road. Its a typical country public house. A big white building with a small carpark off the road and lots of hanging baskets all around it and from the outside I was very impressed. It looked cosy, which is something that I like and it is nice to go somewhere that nobody knows you.
WE arrived at just before 6 o clock and to our disappointment, the doors were closed and he seemed to feel a little silly that we had drove all this way to a place that wasn't even open. However as we started to walk away, the doors opened and we were told we could go in but they wouldn't start serving until 6pm.
The pub itself inside was as cosy as it looked from the outside, very quaint and really a typical local pub for the people in that area. IT wasn't too large, however we were glad we got there early as it was very popular and didn't take long for it to start to fill up for people coming in for meals.
The menu for a pub wads actually quite comprehensive and contained a variety of delightful dishes which all would have gone down nice. I'm not eating a great deal at the moment so I decided just to opt for a main course and went for Steak Pie, I am a big lover of pastry, which was served with chips and vegetables. My boyfriend went for the 16oz rump steak, which I didn't think he would eat but would give it a good go.
Food had to be ordered at the bar and it didn't take too long for it to arrive which was great, thats the worst thing when you have to wait for your meals for a long time. My pie came in a dish on a plate with a big puffed pastry lid and a seperate dish of chips and another dishes of vegetables which consisted of mashed carrot, green beans and baby sweetcorn. The steak came on a bed of salad and was huge, it filled the plate itself and I never thought he would manage to eat it.
The Steak pie had got to be one of the nicest home made pies that I had ever tasted. The pastry was very flaky and had got a great deal of flavour to it and was just browned on the top. The inside, I found that there was ample steak in a rich gravy. The steak was very tender and tasted like a prime meat rather than a cheap cut. The chips were home made which is always a bonus. Unfortunately I didn't touch my veg as the pie itself was a meal of its own.
The 16oz Steak was cooked exactly to my boyfriends liking and although I didn't taste it, it looked very nice and he didn't leave any, which is a good thing as he is very fussy when it comes down to his food.
THe prices are a little expensive for a pub meal, however the food is very nice so it is worth the extra couple of pounds to make sure that you enjoy it. I will defintely be returning to this place and would definitely recommend it to others. The only downfall is that it is a small pub and is does get very busy but thats good for business at the end of the day.