Enjoyed a great carvery on Sunday, (celebrating my sister's birthday). It's our second visit since The Plough changed hands and was refurbished.
On both occasions, the food & drink were excellent, but my only complaint is the incessant music playing all the time. It was also too loud and we had to shout to hold a normal conversation. A member of staff was visibly shaken when I asked him to turn down the volume. I suspect that the music, (current pop), is actually for the benefit of the mainly youthful staff, and not to please the customers.
Great food, great beer, great staff, great service, but the music was very annoying.
We have owned a house close to the Crown for over 2 years, but only found this great pub yesterday.
When I first enquired about booking I was greeted by a very friendly landlord. We had family here for the weekend and booked for Sunday lunchtime.
When I first arrived I felt immediately that this was going to be an enjoyable experience, and I found that I was right. The landlord and his wife run a friendly place with excellent food and service. We were all well impressed.
At the end of the meal I knew that we had found our new local, and I am sure they will see a lot more of us.
I lived in Leeds for twenty years, and was very lucky to have a regular pub and restaurant there that I really thought would be very difficult to match. I am pleased to say that The Crown is a very suitable replacement.
An earlier-in-the-week visit just for a drink with a couple of family members prompted me to book Sunday lunch for my Mum and me.
The staff were very friendly and the food was quite good with one exception. The roast potatoes could have been used as ammunition for a cannon. Three separate tables complained about them. The pub wasn't busy but the service was slow. We cancelled the pudding as we had long since drunk the coffee, which arrived promptly. We paid and left.
My friend and I called in this pub today for lunch. We ordered the Whitby crab fishcakes. The waitress pointed out this was a starter, but as we only wanted a light lunch we said this was fine and would order desert if we were still hungry.
Well, what can I say, these fishcakes had never seen Whitby, let alone any crab. They were the most disgusting thing I have ever eaten. The inside looked like crab paste and tasted revolting. They were obviously straight out of the freezer and into the deep fat fryer. How they can charge £4.75 is beyond me.
We couldn't be bothered to complain when the waitress asked us if the food was OK, it was obvious that this was the type of food they serve, the menu was so big it wouldn't be possible for anything to be cooked from fresh.
We didn't bother with dessert and we will never be returning to this pub again, and would never recommend it to anyone.
Revisited this pub after 12 years absence from Sheffield and happy to say the very good standards that I remember have been maintained. The food is still of good quality and good value. The service is of a high standard, nothing is any trouble to the friendly barmaid. Will be returning.
Brilliant old fashioned pub. Fantastic selection of real ales, genial hosts, very friendly, great live music, bar billiards. If you're lucky you will see kingfishers up and down the river in the beer garden. Oh, watch out for the purple lady!
Will be re-visiting this great little pub in October again.
We have been to the Abbey on multiple occasions, as it's our local, and always been happy with the food, drink and service. However... my wife wanted to treat me for my birthday today so took me to the Abbey for a meal.
I ordered the steak, which I always have, and got... well I don't know what I got. The steak tasted off and my wife was nearly sick when she tried it. I told the lady at the bar, who immediately ordered me another one. This time I got an equally off tasting steak, but this time no mushrooms or tomato, which I should have got. So half a meal this time.
I could not eat the steak, so left it, but having been asked if everything was OK, which I replied "no". Nothing was done. I have therefore paid £8.00 for a plate of chips and salad. I feel totally disappointed and fobbed off. Not a refund or drink or different meal offered. What a crap birthday courtesy of the Abbey, so off home to order a pizza.
What a brilliant re-vamp. The Plough was so run down and drab, it was so desperate for a make-over. A bit of life in Bradfield... just what it needed. You've done it again!
My husband, myself, my son and his partner went for Sunday lunch. We have eaten in some very high class restaurants, but Sunday's lunch would have taken some beating.
The food was amazing - good home cooked food. There was beef, pork with crackling, and ham (cooked to perfection) a good choice of veg and potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, lovely gravy, mint and apple sauce, and the food was hot.
The desserts were to die for.
The staff were excellent, there was a lovely friendly warm atmosphere. I would recommend you book in advance:- it was really busy but you're not by any means rushed. Bit further to get there but so lovely... well worth it. We will certainly tell all our friends and most definitely go again.