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The Crown

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The Crown The Green, Sandon, Chelmsford CM2 7SH, England
+44 1245 477164
12:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Nice friendly atmosphere .. However visiting customers had said they looked the pub up on google and it was listed as closed Sunday Monday and Tuesday's ... It however is only closed Monday only .. The food looks great .. Will defiantly come back

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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60 reviews
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

I don't call myself a vegetarian, but try to follow a vegetarian diet wherever possible. If there is nothing to my taste on a menu, I will opt for fish, but haven't eaten meat for some time and don't think I could face eating meat any more. The only vegetarian offering on the menu here on Sunday was pasta with... More 

7 Thank Eaglore65
Mayland, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We called in The Crown on our way to Chelmsford looking for a light lunch and that's exactly what we had. The sandwiches were tasty, well presented and good value. We found the landlord to be very friendly and helpful and would call in again.

Thank mayland123
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Been here 3 times in last month have to say very good each time last visit me the Mrs mother in law and sister Mrs and sister had steak both said is was really good mother in law had pork she really enjoyed it I had the burger don't normally eat burgers but got to say one of the best... More 

Thank Ricky P
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

What a lovely evening we had. Everyone in our party enjoyed their food and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

1 Thank Z7684UFfrancescap
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We have been here twice now both times the food was excellent. Had ham egg and chips last time for lunch perfect chips and ham to die for .the landlady was very friendly and good service. Will definitely recommend

Thank MickLondon63
Competa, Spain
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Reviewed this February this year for Sunday lunch and gave it an excellent. Lunch today was frankly awful. But on taking drink order barman gave the immediate excuse that he was a relief manager (should have been adequately trained I would of thought). Order bottle of red wine (very good) and two plates of sandwiches. My sausage and onion was... More 

8 Thank dr_geoffrey
MarkBenny2013, Owner at The Crown, responded to this review

In regard to your review I would like to clarify a few points after speaking to my relief manager upon my return. 1) The relief manager who was very well received by my regulars and other clientele has previously owned and managed his own pubs/restaurant so I find your comments rather patronising, unless of course you have had first hand... More 

Caister-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The crown is in a in a beautiful setting nice outlook staff extremely helpful and polite Very attentive the food is extremely good I cannot fault it I will certainly be revisiting again.

Thank vestitch
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Table booked for 4, early Saturday evening in June. 2 of the main courses were unavailable leaving only one option (pasta) for the vegetarian in our group. Waited over 30 minutes to receive starters - including 3 small slices of garlic bread; the shared starter was overpriced and not fresh. Included 5 small slices of bread (between 2) and dried... More 

3 Thank chocdot
MarkBenny2013, Owner at The Crown, responded to this review

Hi I am sorry your meal was not up to our usual high standard. It was explained at the time we had an agency chef in on that day and unfortunately we are at the mercy of the agency as to who they send in. We pay a premium for this service, but they do not always deliver the chefs... More 

Benfleet, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Stopped off here for lunch during a day trip to Maldon with some friends and ordered our lunches. Quite a reasonable selection. Only one lightly downside - my wife and I decided to order one of the "share" dishes. Nothing wrong with the food except that there really was only enough for one and instead of calamari we had prawns.... More 

1 Thank RAH1975_21

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 26
Bar, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Crown The Green, Sandon, Chelmsford CM2 7SH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford  >  Sandon
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 477164
Andrew and Sarah are very proud to be able to invite you to the Crown. Although a native of this area for many years, Sarah has travelled extensively and brought a vision of the fabulous places around the world to the walls of the Crown in our unique and inspirational picture gallery. Andrew whilst not a native of this part of Essex, has brought his passion for great food and good wines to the kitchen and dining room of the Crown. Their shared vision of this welcoming pub is waiting for you in the heart of the countryside but just 15 minutes from the centre of Chelmsford. We are currently offering bar food, baguettes, panini's home made soup and will be opening up the restaurant for evening food in June 2017.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?