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THE BIG LET DOWN
Vintage Inns in general
Author Name: d barber
Vintage Inns in general
Advantages: LARGE CAR PARK , GOOD BEER.
Disadvantages: VERY POOR FOOD
On Friday the 22/19/2010 I made up a party of 4 expecting a good meal and a good evening , I often use the crown and recommend it to others, I have even taken parties of up to 12 for a meal.
but on the Friday evening I was embarrassed that I recommended it , we ordered our starters, 2 French onion soup, and scallops ,the soup was served one bowl was half full and the other was 3/4 full. the scallops looked like they had been cut down the centre and placed to look like whole scoops being served, the main meal was fish in beer batter and chips , 2 guinea foul with sweet potatoes and spinach ,and 1 game pudding .
we found that the chips served with the fish of all things oven chips. The guinea foul was served with oven chips and not sweet potatoes, what we also thought was bad, was that the chef did not have the curtsey to come back to the table and explain what the reason was why he could not serve what was on the menu, and not just serve the meal hoping it would not be noticed.
This was brought to the attention of the waitress who did apologies and compensated us with a free sweet and that was in some ways made up for our disappointment .
Your waiter/waitress service was at all times polite and courteous and I think embarrassed .
The point of bringing this to your attention is that
(I am not looking for any free meals), your standards have gone down and that is a shame as I often enjoy eating at the crown, I will now think twice before recommending or returning to the Crown.
I wrote to the manager of the crown and he could not be bothered to write back .
Summary: THE CROWN HAS LOST IT'S WAY WITH GOOD FOOD.
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