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The Crown Inn at Roecliffe

€€ - €€€, British,
Roecliffe, Boroughbridge YO51 9LY, England
+44 1423 322300
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Roecliffe, Boroughbridge YO51 9LY, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Arrived at 2.00 for lunch with some old friends, I had not been to the Crown for ages so it was a welcome return visit. The Timothy Taylors beer was very good and the bar has a pleasant relaxed feel to it. When we sat...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cannot understand all the 5* reviews of this place. Booked a table for my wife's birthday. The food is average at best (hearty and filling but nothing special - think a nice Sunday dinner, nothing more than that) and the restaurant is completely devoid of...More

Thank Andy C
SMStuart1, Owner at The Crown Inn at Roecliffe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy your visit Andy C. Did you let us know in advance that this was a special occasion? Of course we try to make every meal a special occasion but we do add a little more sparkle if we know...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently changed owners so this was our first visit under new management. But we shouldn’t have worried! Everything was perfect, food was better and the service was impeccable (they could teach the Wild Swan a few things on how to look after the guests) We...More

Thank peter w
SMStuart1, Owner at The Crown Inn at Roecliffe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this lovely review Peter. It is so nice to hear our customers have enjoyed their visit which makes all the work worthwhile. We look forward to seeing you again soon 😊

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried this place again with friends and enjoyed a great Sunday lunch. Great value for the style of food. Really interesting menu, excellently cooked, served and presented.

Thank sjc2003
SMStuart1, Owner at The Crown Inn at Roecliffe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind comments. Happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch. It’s always gratifying to feel that all the hard work is worth it when our guests are pleased with their experience. Best wishes from all at The Crown

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Crown Inn on my birthday after a recommendation from the owners of Waingates farm where we were staying, it was also recommended by many visitors in the guest book. When we arrived we were seated straight away (we had booked). Staff were attentive...More

1  Thank SarahPreston19
SMStuart1, Owner at The Crown Inn at Roecliffe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely comments and support of our staff. We certainly try to keep everyone happy but can’t always please all the people all the time. As you say, good manners cost nothing and makes for a nicer experience for everyone. Looking forward...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to The Crown several times and it’s always been excellent, brilliant food, service and atmosphere and full at both lunch and dinner any day of the week. We went as a party of four for a celebration dinner last night. We had...More

1  Thank N8583LNjuliet
SMStuart1, Owner at The Crown Inn at Roecliffe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that you had a less than satisfactory visit and I shall investigate further. Yes our young waiter is a new recruit and nobody starts a new job knowing everything so our staff tend to get training ‘on...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018

Poor service ,with our party of four ,after seating with our drinks we ordered our food ,after which the waiter came with complimentary bread with butter for our party of four ,but no knifes ,in fact we did not get any cutlery even for our...More

2  Thank nogger1945
SMStuart1, Owner at The Crown Inn at Roecliffe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you had such a poor experience with us on Friday and I shall investigate the matter urgently. This is of course not the level of service we would expect from our normally very efficient and friendly staff....More

Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

So good on my last visit Today. Ignored and not acknowledged by staff on arrival. Over charged on bill and member of staff struggling to work tills Had fish butty but unfortunately full of bones. Hopefully today was one off but didappointing experienceMore

1  Thank puppies105
SMStuart1, Owner at The Crown Inn at Roecliffe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

Sorry you had a disappointing visit with us last week. We are in the process of retraining staff having recently taken over the business and inheriting some less than perfect practices! We shall be constantly reviewing our supply chain to ensure best quality ingredients and...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

The crown at roecliffe is always a ‘go to ‘ pub if we are recommending a good eating pub to friends or family , particularly as we can bring our dog along, and it lived up to expectations on our recent visit. The only reason...More

Thank WalkwiththeDog
SMStuart1, Owner at The Crown Inn at Roecliffe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Thanks for the lovely feedback Walkwiththedog Sorry we disappointed you regarding the table - on your next visit please make sure we mark your booking as 'Do Not Move' ;-) Sometimes we get things wrong - we are, unfortunately, human :-() - but considerate and...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

4th August Lunch for six very poor - beer went back, lamb went back, beef tasteless - don’t think this is fresh seems like brought in from Costco - expensive tonic water not ordered - asked if it was chefs day off - said yes!More

Thank chameleonitil
SMStuart1, Owner at The Crown Inn at Roecliffe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thank you for the feedback Mike. However, we are a little confused as this doesn’t seem to tally with the dishes offered that day. Nevertheless, I can assure you that The Crown doesn’t have a Costco account as we source all our ingredients from local...More

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27 May 2016|
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Response from Andrea S | Reviewed this property |
Not personally however a wedding reception was taking place when we last had dinner and it looked excellent. An nice outside seating area, covered if the weather isnt great.
1 May 2015|
Response from Greg L | Reviewed this property |
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20 January 2015|
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Response from wacfred | Reviewed this property |
from the Good Pub Guide "Dogs allowed in: Dogs Bar, Dogs Bedrooms" hope that helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$46
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Roecliffe, Boroughbridge YO51 9LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Boroughbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 322300
  • E-mail
Characterful Country Inn, situated in the picturesque North Yorkshire village of Roecliffe facing the village green. 2 AA Rosette Award winning food, real ales, excellent wines, and cosy bedrooms await your visit. The Coach House is a popular wedding venue, being registered for ceremonies, and often booked for larger gatherings such as birthday parties, anniversaries etc. Sunny beer garden with heating for the chillier evenings and real fires during the winter months make this a year-round destination for the discerning diner, drinker, traveller. We look forward to welcoming you.
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