Crown & Horns

4.5
66 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub
The Crown & Horns is a beautiful country inn, nestled in the heart of West Berkshire’s racing countryside. Situated on Compton Road in East Ilsley, the renovated pub has 11 individually designed en-suite rooms clustered around our kitchen courtyard. The Crown & Horns is the perfect stop over for business and leisure travellers. We look forward to seeing you soon

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 66 people are saying
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4.3
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AnnieW
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I met my son here for lunch and on arrival immediately noticed how busy it was especially considering it was a Monday and bitterly cold outside. However once I saw the varied menu and then ate the delicious food I completely understood why it was so popular. The owners had gone to a lot of trouble too with their Christmas decorations which added to the atmosphere. We will definitely be back. Thank you very much.

Crown & Horns
Responded 20 hours ago

Thankyou for the lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you both

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SueD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and a warm welcome. Sunday Lunch very good!

Crown & Horns
Responded 20 hours ago

Thankyou for the lovely review

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DuncanE
London
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Much improved since our last visit a few months ago, the food was good and catered well to our family’s differing tastes.

Crown & Horns
Responded 20 hours ago

Thankyou for the lovely review

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LeahW
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

When driving back from a weekend away in Coventry, we hadn’t planned where we would stop and get some food. I was scrolling along on google maps of our route to see if there were any services we could use, when I stumbled upon this pub, just off the A34 on route. I had a quick look at the reviews which were all very positive and so decided to book a table online for an hours time when we would be going past. And we are so pleased we did! After a fairly poor experience most of the weekend with our hotel restaurant, this was a lovely welcome surprise. The staff were all very friendly, attentive and able to answer queries or be accommodating to needs. The menu made for hard choosing as there were so many options that looks delicious, we ended up having a 3 course meal! The food was all hot and home made, they have several Gluten Free options which was really great for one of us who needed that, but often finds herself limited for choice, and overall we just had a really lovely meal, in a really lovely atmosphere. We have decided we will likely stop in as an annual thing, on return from our planned weekend away each year now. The biggest shame is that it isn’t closer to home for us!

Crown & Horns
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We hope to see you again soon

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Gwen
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Excellent friendly service, warm and cozy, a nice place to eat. A bit more variety on meals would improve things

Crown & Horns
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We hope to see you again soon

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FelicityS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A most enjoyable lunch. Our guest's disabled scooter was accommodated, the waitress was very attentive, the food was tasty- especially the chips or fries and we all had a very pleasant time at the Crown & Horn.

Crown & Horns
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We hope to see you again soon

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Phil
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food beer and service very nice evening out. Will definitely be going again..

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SuzanneW
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely place, atmosphere good, food lovely had a small problem with the sweet I believe it had nutmeg in it (have severe allergies) however was told by owner none even on site but both my daughter & I could taste it therefore not going to risk it they did however take it if the bill.
I would definitely recommend

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ChristineK
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. We have eaten here several timeas and the food has always been great.

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vipSTEVES
London
20 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely pub, busy enough but not too much. Nice staff, decent food, plenty of tables inside and out.

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TeresaG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a last minute late Sunday roast and it was really nice. Loved the rice pudding after too! Friendly staff. We will be back

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PeterT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

A mixed review, service was friendly and welcoming although there were some shortcomings. Food was mixed, I had the steak pie which was tasty but laced filling the pie looked very flat!! My wife had the lamb shank which lacked flavour and the mash was not great, our friend's burger was very good, but the mac and cheese was not. No wine menu so we were told what was available by grape (merlot, shiraz etc) but not the cost. We ordered a bottle of wine without knowing the cost, which could have been awkward. Now you could say this was our fault, but call me old fashion I don't expect to have to work for my meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emily was amazing

Crown & Horns
Responded on October 3, 2021

Thanks so much for the lovely review

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AngelaM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the Crow and Horns several times and always get a lovely meal with great service

Crown & Horns
Responded on October 3, 2021

Thanks so much for the lovely review

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LawrenceE
Bath
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting and very impressed. Will return again.

Crown & Horns
Responded on September 25, 2021

Thankyou so much for the lovely review, We look forward to your return

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GregB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and lovely food, we were there for lunch to celebrate a friend’s birthday and the team really looked after us

Crown & Horns
Responded on September 10, 2021

Thank you for the lovely review,

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WayneJ
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here , lovely place and setting and the steak was amazing .
We will be back soon

Crown & Horns
Responded on September 10, 2021

Thank you for the lovely review,

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food and the added bonus of live music. Highly recommend 👌

Crown & Horns
Responded on August 29, 2021

Thank you for the lovely review,

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ElizabethO
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good service pleasant meal. Liked noise level no loud music drowning you out

Crown & Horns
Responded on August 17, 2021

Thankyou so much for the lovely review. We look forward to meeting you again soon

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GavinM
London
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely relaxed meal served in the lovely covered courtyard.

Crown & Horns
Responded on August 17, 2021

Thanks so much for the lovely review. We look forward to meeting you again soon

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JohnC
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A very welcome stop for lunch on a journey from Cambridge to the West Country. Service was good and we were away in an hourhaving had 2 courses without hurrying. Everything was good, still recovering from shutdown

Crown & Horns
Responded on August 17, 2021

Thanks so much for the lovely review. We look forward to meeting you again soon

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TimM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food as always and good service. Fast becoming my "Local"

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Jojob
Oxford
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Not impressed with the food - as I found something in my food which obviously wasn't supposed to be in it. Told a waitress who just apologised- waited over 35 mins for our pudding. Will not be returning.

Crown & Horns
Responded on July 29, 2021

Thanks for your time on the phone. We do take all customer feedback seriously. As stated by yourself the item found in your food was a small piece of tomato vine due to our sauce being homemade. We are sorry to hear you wont be returning but unfortunately we tried to rectify this for you and our gesture of replacement meal and goodwill was refused. Many Thanks

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vipPaulR
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - battered chicken burger delicious!!

Crown & Horns
Responded on July 29, 2021

Thanks so much for the lovely review

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MaryT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed!
I have not visited for some time, the makeover has transformed The Crown and Horns in all areas. Most importantly, the food and service was excellent.

Crown & Horns
Responded on July 29, 2021

Thanks so much for the lovely review

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Beers
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fisherman’s ploughman’s was fab though the prawns were spicier than expected. Mushroom and halloumi burger was delicious. Chips were top notch! Service was a bit slow but definitely worth waiting for.

Crown & Horns
Responded on July 29, 2021

Thanks so much for the lovely review

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fredm
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

came for a leaving lunch for a member of staff, food reasonable value , service friendly.

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IanB
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very pleasant business lunch, good service and good value.

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Charlotte
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really nice garden area and great choice of food, will definitely come back

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JonH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely traditional English pub - standard menu served well. Very friendly service, bent over backwards to accommodate us.

Crown & Horns
Responded on July 3, 2021

Thanks so much for the lovely review. It was a pleasure meeting you both

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Halfway
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good outside courtyard, varied menu choice from light to man

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scott
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

We had the hummus starter to share, the hummus came out with half a pitta bread for £4.95. We sent the starter back as we couldn’t eat it as there was to much salt in there! My partners veggie burger was good but my chicken burger was below average with very dry chicken. The waitress just couldn’t be bothered to be there so it made the whole experience poor. We used to eat there often but we have now decided to go elsewhere in the future. It’s a real shame as the landlord has spent a fortune since lockdown and the staff just can’t be bothered it seems. Maybe we just had a bad night? Or the chef was “off”? Who knows.

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ClaireM
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely dinner to celebrate Father’s Day. The roast was delicious as were the other choices we enjoyed. Friendly service, warm and comfy seating area.

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IanB
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed a Father's Day lunch at the Crown and Horns. Welcome was excellent and they took trouble to understand our dietary requirements on the day. Delicious food and I was pleasantly surprised by the bill when it came. Thanks to all for looking after us so well on the day.

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Paul
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, so unusual to find a pub that is handling covid measures an NOT spoiling the whole experience Definitely reccomend it

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HollyD
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really nice place for food and drinks. Great atmosphere and friendly staff

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Brenda
Oxford
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Visiting on a very hot day we were first shown to a table without any umbrella to provide shade from the blazing sun but were quickly relocated when we asked to be moved. Food was excellent but portions too large for us. Enjoyed the ambience until the football commentary was switched on - sorry football not our game - but greatly enjoyed by the other customers. Great staff who were coping extremely well with a busy shift and high temperatures. Will go back.

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Doodie
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited on a Sunday lunch time. BBQ menu in celebration of the Euro football match England v Croatia. The food from the BBQ was very good, especially the hallumi and veg skewers and good value for money. I had visited just 2 days previously and had food from the main menu which was equally as good. Staff were attentive and food was freshly cooked and served without delay. Good layout of tables to ensure social distancing.

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JaneS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and a lovely pub - service was friendly, a little slow due to table service only at the moment, but we’ve been often enough to know that is a temporary blip. We’ll be back!

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IanC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A really enjoyable lunch. The service was good. The only downside was the music but they were happy to turn it down for us. Will use again.

FAQs

Crown & Horns offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01635 281545.

Crown & Horns is rated 4.5 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.