Dave took a walk down memory lane when we stopped for lunch at The Crown in Cookham, England.
Dave had last eaten there in 1982 and on our visit in 2019 the ownership had just changed hands! The pub has an old world feel to it, which is no surprise as it dates back to the 1700s. Situated very close to Marlow you could also take the opportunity to sleep over in one of the 8 rooms. We however were just there for a very quick lunch when on our way to Heathrow from Abingdon.
Remembrance Sunday lunch
Dave and I chose to give their standard menu a miss. They serve modern British food and the specials board looked really enticing. We also did not want anything elaborate that would take too long to prepare. Dave had posh fish fingers (£8) and a Theakstons IPA and I had Welsh rarebit (£7.50) with an Orchard Thieves cider. We also ordered some chunky chips (£4.20) to go with our meal. Both our meals were really good. I removed the onions from my meal as I don’t particularly like raw onions and these were barely warm, having just been added to the cheese before it went under the grill.
Service and more
The pub has several dining areas, as well as a beer garden and they cater for parties. The platters coming out of the kitchen looked really amazing. Given that the new owners had been there for just one week, and that they had large tables, the kitchen service was a tad slow. The staff were really friendly and I am sure we will visit again. Our bill came to £24.50 which is an average price for eating out in England. Contact them on +44 1628 520163
Dave and I are going away with friends to celebrate our wedding anniversaries. I will be back online on Friday.
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime December 18