STOP PRESS: runner-up for Best Sunday Lunch in the Observer Food Awards 2015
Good food is at the heart of the Crown and Castle. Part of the reason is that co-proprietor and executive chef, Ruth Watson, is a food writer (two Glenfiddich awards) and the author of three cookery books. Our restaurant has just been refurbished. Tables are a little large and every chair has arms – but it still has the same relaxed but lively ambience and none of the gloom of a typical hotel restaurant. With 2 AA rosettes and good write-ups in all the major guides, guests often cite the food as a major reason for staying with us.* Our wine list has also won many plaudits in the guides, not least for the reasonable pricing structure.
- a recent quote from the recently retired principal second violinist of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and his adorable wife, “On Friday evening we tried hard – very hard, wearing our sternest critics hats – not to be seduced by mere delicious food and lovely wines. We considered the staff, the ambience, the room, every single damned thing and finally came to the conclusion that, despite our closest scrutiny, it was all as delightful as ever. How disappointing and no fun at all. Nothing to carp at, no teeny weeny niggles, just a really super evening that reminded us exactly why we always love visiting you. So thank you again. You perform that most difficult of tricks; to remain consistently terrific, but still inventive, always interesting and smiling to boot!”