“ Under new management since 23rd December 2009 / 148 Bradgate Road, Anstey, Leicester / Tel: 0116 235 0505 / www.crowninnanstey.com „
We live in Anstey and it is great to have such a nice pub in the village. The food is great, with some special offers in the week. There Sunday lunch 3 course menu is delightful! And are willing to accomodate any changes or requests. We have been for several meals since it was taken over in dec 09 and only ever had one issue which was handled great and 25% was knocked off of the total bill. They welcome families and do great food for my 2 and 4 year old who split one childs meal due to the ample size.The staff are very friendly and we always feel welcome.
The pub was re-opened at Christmas (2009) and is fantastic. The interior has been totally remodeled and looks great. The new management and staff are very friendly and professional. The food is the best around these parts by far.The drinks menu caters for all tastes, from espressos to vintage wines and luxuriant spirits.The drinks prices are a little higher than the other village pubs, but that is no bad thing in my opinion. The smart/casual dress code is also a welcome introduction.
The Crown is a great pub. It offers a family run, family friendly atmosphere. Since the new owners arrived they have invested a lot of money & time into making it a success. The pub is cleaner than any of the others in the surrounding area, they have a beer garden with a heated smokers shelter & kids play area. The kitchens have been totally refurbished since they took over, which may account for others bad views on the food aspect, but since the refurbishment the kitchen is spotless & the food is fantastic. The pub is home to the local football club, which it sponsors, so can get a little lively in the evenings of a weekend, which only adds to a great atmosphere (I personally would rather drink in a pub full of fun people, than in an empty pub). It is a regular destination of mine & in my regular visits except for the young children visiting with their parents, who do not stay all night, seen any teenagers in there, let alone trying to get drinks. I am wondering if Mrs Smith might have some sort of grudge against the establishment or the owners (who are themselves local to the village), as that statement was a complete & utter lie. I understand that there is still some work to be done, but after a period of under 12 months, they have done a fantastic job, & still continue to improve the place. The Crown Inn is at the top of Bradgate Road, Anstey Leicester, on the left hand side as if you were heading to Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford. A quick google search will provide you with a map.
Having been to the crown a few time since the new owners have taken over..here are my viewsIf you are under 18 then this is the pub for you..The landlord is happy to serve drinks to underage kids.The children are allowed to run freely throughtout the pub, sometimes a bit to much...also allowed to climb on the furniture and generally run riot, but if you have kids and you are happy with this then why not give the place a visit.The food, what food..it has been a long time since they offered anything other than a packet of crispsThis pub really needs to get its act together.....need I say more
The Crown Inn in Anstey, just 4 miles from Leicester city centre, epitomises all that is good when it comes to a small local pub. My girlfriend lives in Anstey and The Crown has become our local haunt. It offers a friendly local drinking environment with an excellent selection of beers, wines and spirits. Prices are slightly cheaper than those in the city centre bars but still not a patch on the good old Student Union. A pint of lager is around £1.80, bitter is around £1.60 and a large glass of wine is about £2.00. Every Tuesday is quiz night, which is extremely popular and is often an intensely fought contest between regular teams for a substantial cash prize. There is also a raffle draw for cash which is frequently rolled over to the following week meaning that the cash prize can be sometimes three or four times the size it is usually. Where the Crown really excels is in the food department. They offer a wide range of food all served daily. This includes all the usual suspects, combo starters, steaks, fish, pasta etc all of which is very reasonably priced and of a very high standard. Along with this there is always an extensive specials board contain at least 6 other main course dishes, specially prepared by the chef each day. All in all The Crown is an excellent traditional local pub set in a small village setting, with friendly and cheerful staff and clientele.