The Crown Inn Hallow – Under new ownership

The Crown Inn Hallow is our most local pub that serves food, although it’s a bit of a walk it’s only a couple of minutes away in the car.

Previously we have visited many times, especially in the Summer as they had a lovely outside area with a fire pit and seating.

We are excited to see the changes the new owners have made outside (if any) when the Summer months roll around again.

The History of the Crown Inn Hallow

The Crown Inn Hallow was previously run by Will and Sacha Donaldson and closed its doors at Christmas after 10 years of trading by them when Greene King decided not to renew their lease.

It finally reopened on 9th August 2020 after Greene King took back control of the pub, under the management of Marc Eeley and his team under the Chef & Brewer brand of pub.

They had applied for planning permission and extended opening hours but the plans were withdrawn.

The Crown Inn Hallow
Source: Google Maps

Our visit

We did call ahead to book a table but when we arrived it wasn’t overly busy even though it was a Friday night.

The Crown Inn Hallow is lovely inside with traditional pub decor with low beams and wooden floors.

They had mainly bigger groups of families and friends in and we were seated tucked away in a window seat next to the fireplace which was perfectly cosy and a great people watching spot.

The menu has a good selection of traditional ‘pub’ foods for both the starters and mains along with some more adventurous dishes

We started off with a glass of White Zinfandel rosé and a pint of Carling (no pink gin available at the bar tonight boo!)

Starters

We decided just to share a starter just to try one out and had the Korean BBQ Chicken strips

They were nice enough, they have a slightly more savoury BBQ flavour than I am used too but there was enough for the both of us.

The Crown Inn Hallow korean bbq chicken strips
Korean BBQ Chicken strips

Mains

For our mains I had the Gammon with Rum and Cola Glaze – It does usually also come with an egg but I don’t eat eggs.

You also have a choice of garden pea, mushy peas or baked beans (do people really have baked beans with gammon??)

The glaze was sooo good, I am a real fan of Jack Daniels glaze and this was a good alternative for this.

Gaz had the Chicken Tikka Masala, which he doesn’t normally do in pubs but he said it was really good.

We also shared a dessert but I completely forgot to take a photo

We had the triple chocolate brownie, it was approx a 2 inch square of brownie topped with a scoop of ice cream drizzled with chocolate sauce

Our meal came to a total of £55.95 which we thought was quite reasonable, the food was really good and the pub has a lovely atmosphere.

Not sure it is somewhere we would take the children if we couldn’t sit outside, although they do offer a childrens menu, it’s has much more of an adults only feel inside the pub.

ChrissyJ xxx

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