Cown and Garter
Mon-Sat 12-3 (not Mon/Tue), 5.30-11; Sun 12-3, 7-10.30
Crown and Garter
Not the easiest of pubs to find. It is actually in Inkpen Common, but has yet to get any signs directing you, so be careful. If you go through Kintbury turn left at the grocery store and keep on that road.
On the edge of the common, this pub is a delight. It is similar to many pubs in this area and serves bistro style food. Prices are fair for the area and the food is good.
You can enter the pub from the car park at the rear. Here you walk past the ladies toilet and the kitchen to the bar which is round to the right. Once in the bar area there is a step to the bar level. There is some seating at the entrance and the restaurant is to the rear. There is a fireplace here, but the fire is not lit in winter. A lovely pew seat here allows for intimate conversation. The restaurant is to the rear or front of the pub through some curtains.
The bar is an 'L' shape with stools at it. The shorter section is where the locals congregate and will engage you in conversation at the drop of a hat. The real fire - lit in winter - warms the whole pub and is a welcome focal point. The long side of the bar has more tables and chairs in true country kitchen style.
The ambiance of the Crown and Garter is good and intimate, but also friendly.
There is accommodation here.
If you can find it, the Crown and Garter is well worth the trek.
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