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The Rose & Crown

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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High Street, Elham CT4 6TD, England
+44 1303 840890
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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Showing 78: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Good size room, very comfortable,large bathroom with plenty of hot water. Good food very large portions, good wine list not to pricey , no guest ales was a bit disappointing.

Thank irenesmith828
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Have stayed here several times since the mid 1990's and always enjoyed the cosy bar and friendly atmosphere.The rooms in the barn are spacious and attractively furnished in country style with attention paid to details.Personal service at breakfast and excellent value.We understand a new manager is taking over in April so hope this all continues.

Thank Barbaranne2912
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

fantastic food, lovely set up inside with separate eating sections and log fires Highly recommend and will definitely go again

Thank Choochie02
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We have eaten at the Rose and Crown on 4 occasions now and have never been disappointed. The owners are very friendly and the service 1st class. We really enjoyed the open fire and comfy sofas. Fantastic pub food. We will be back!

Thank 46john
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I visited Elham last evening with friends and we went to the Rose and Crown for a meal.What a disappointment!!We sat down and waited and waited for service.The staff all two of them were more intent on their conversation than serving us so we took our departure and went to another local pub where we were treated very well.

Thank John R
xander d, General Manager at The Rose & Crown, responded to this review

I am sorry that you had a bad experience whilst visiting the Rose and Crown, having now spoken to the staff on duty and reviewed the CCTV when you entered the pub you approached the bar you were asked if you would like a drink and you declined! You were shown to your table (table 1). At all times you... More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

The Rose & Crown is a traditional inn or pub and sits in the idyllic village of Elham, at the heart of Elham valley within the Kent Downs, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Rose & Crown is also the first place in England to introduce bar billiards. As a family of six, we turned up without a booking... More 

Thank DJD52
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed for one night and found the staff friendly and helpful, my room was warm,clean and comfortable and had everything you could wish for. Dinner in the evening was copious and tasty and breakfast (included) was unbeatable with local juices, yoghurts and the choices and variety could not be faulted. Highly recommended at a reasonable price.

Thank DjerbaSuperwoman
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We ate here twice. The food was all excellent, beautifully cooked and served by friendly and helpful staff. The wine was good and reasonably priced.

Thank PC_comments
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

The pub is welcoming and has a good cosy ambience. However the food is plentiful but very standard pub grub level. I would not say I would never go again but I wouldn't make an effort. If you have a good appetite it is reasonable value. We don't and would have preferred much less.

Thank liz_howells
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Visited without a booking they were full, but the weather was good and we sat in the garden. Fabulous Sunday Lunch best we have had in a long time, lovely variety of vegetables and plenty to eat would highly recommend a visit. Staff were really nice and service was very quick even though we had been told there would be... More 

Thank ChrisDen B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Digital Payments, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Elham CT4 6TD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Elham
  • Phone Number: +44 1303 840890
We would like to welcome you to The Rose and Crown Inn (AA 4 Star) situated in the heart of the Village of Elham in an area popular with walkers and declared as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We are only a short distance from the Channel Tunnel at Cheriton, approx 5 miles from Folkestone and 6 miles from the City of Canterbury. The Rose & Crown Elham is a Grade II Listed building, it was originally timber framed and built in the 16th century. Most of it has been re fronted, and extended at the south end, where a date stone gives the date 1740. This inn was used for many years for the Elham Petty Sessions, and the courtroom can still be made out on the first floor. Mortises and grooves in the beams show where a small room was set aside for the use of the magistrate, who visited here once a fortnight. The first game of Bar Billiards was played here in the Rose & Crown, Elham in 1932. David Gill of Ox Road Farm, North Elham was responsible for creating the first Bar Billiards table, which was first played on here at the Rose & Crown Elham. (Information Source Derek Boughton. Elham Historian)

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