The Crown Inn | Sawday's

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The Crown Inn - Pub in Hampshire

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Upton, Andover, SP11 0JS, Hampshire
England, United Kingdom

Dave Watts
+44 (0)1264 736044(landline)
+44 (0)7740 979600(mobile)

With a focus on all things foodie, this lovely pub in the charming little village of Upton is popular with locals and out-of-towners

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Wind through the lovely Test Valley with its thatched cottages and fields to find The Crown standing like a beacon at the hub of this tiny village, emitting a homing signal to all those in need of sustenance. The elegant whitewashed exterior hides a stylish and warm-hearted interior with comfy sofa, open fire, a very well-equipped games room and a conservatory at the back. You’re in the heart of the North Wessex Downs AONB so take the dog for a yomp then back for a hearty ale  and a tasty treat from the kitchen. Owner Chef Dave cooks up 'rustic neat' dishes tuned to the seasons and locally sourced. Tuck into seared scallops with pumpkin, almond, hazelnut and wild rice granola with salse verde then foraged wild mushroom risotto with truffle, herb cream and aged parmesan. Puddings are tempting too. A gem.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Local points of interest from Dave Watts:

Local points of interest from
Dave Watts:

  • Explore the Downs on foot, bikes or horses thanks to the many footpaths, trails and bridle paths.
  • The Crown in situated in the North Wessex Downs - a recongised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Trace the footpaths of your ancestors as you discover the prehistoric monument that is Stonehenge.
  • Would you have been upstairs or downstairs? Find out as you head 20 minutes to Highclere Castle, the main set of the hit Downtown Abbey.
  • The Village of Upton has was mentioned within the Domesday Book (or Optone, as it was known back in the day).
  • 'These boots were made for walking'...Each year you can join likeminded people for the wellknown North Wessex Downs Walking Festival. Here you can enjoy a range of organised walks. Be sure to pop past our door to refuel yourselves!
Points of interest

Guest feedback
"A warm hearted pub that manages to stay at the centre of the local community whilst offering interesting and well constructed food, excellently cooked by chef Dave Watts."

Beverly - Sawday's inspector , United Kingdom

December 2019

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Starters from £7. Lunch from £13.50. Dinner from £15.


Mon & Tues.


Upton, Andover, SP11 0JS, Hampshire