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.
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.
Went for a meal on bank holiday Monday, 26th August. Although staff were friendly and inviting enough, I'm afraid the praise ends there!
We were so disappointed, as the food was what can only can be described as disgusting!
Some of our party had the carvery and complained that the meat was so dry it was inedible, the veg. was cold, the stuffing could be used as a door stop it was that hard.
Others in the party had the mince & onion pie, which must have been left under the hotplate that long there was a thick skin around the pie of dried-on, congealed gravy.
I had a baguette of turkey and stuffing and it was like trying to swallow sandpaper! Again, the turkey was so dry, the stuffing, as I have said above, in a dry baguette, not even a bit of butter on to put any moisture into it at all.
We all left our meals and left the premises and all agreed to never return again. Diabolical.