The Old Crown Weybridge

Father’s Day, so I (Marie) ditched the ladies for my little girls and took their daddy to his favourite spot – The Old Crown in Weybridge.

A traditional pub, it’s been owned and run by the same family for three generations.

The Old Crown Weybridge

I’m always surprised at the number of people I know from Weybridge that have never been inside, they’re missing out! The outside may not be grand but inside is a lovely pub that offers a friendly welcome, a chilled atmosphere and the best pub food in Weybridge.

The Old Crown Weybridge

Two rooms make up the main dining area, the traditional front room and the conservatory.

The Old Crown Weybridge

Behind the conservatory is a pretty walled courtyard patio.

The Old Crown Weybridge

There’s further outdoor seating down some steps behind the car park. It’s beside the Wey river and even offers a boat mooring.

The Old Crown Weybridge

All food is freshly prepared to order.

On Sundays there is a special menu with table service. During the rest of the week there’s a traditional pub menu (with amazing crumbed Haddock) as well as a daily specials board (if you luck out it’ll have the beef & ale pie, the best around.)

The only thing my daughter ever gets here (though not anywhere else) is chicken chunks.  Except she gets peas, not beans. No problem, they changed it for her immediately.

The Old Crown Weybridge

Daughter number two ordered the child’s roast beef. She immediately slathered it in mint sauce. Strange child.

The Old Crown Weybridge

The dad of honour also had the ‘roast topside of Scottish beef with Yorkshire pudding, fresh seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes and gravy £11.50.’ It was tender with good sized portions and a nice fluffy, super fresh yorkshire.

The Old Crown Weybridge

I had the ‘grilled fillet of salmon with vegetable cous cous £11.50.’  I was a little hesitant at ordering cous cous as I’m not a massive fan but the entire dish was delicious.  The salmon cooked to perfection and the cous cous complimented it perfectly.

The Old Crown Weybridge

I can’t rate The Old Crown with our usual table – I’ve been coming far too long and I’d be far too biased. If you’re one of those that has never been, The Old Crown is well worth trying.

Thames Street, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8LP
theoldcrownweybridge.co.uk
Smallish car park or street parking.
Dogs welcomed inside and out (Dodger is the resident pub dog.)

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Thames Court

Friday offered us some gorgeous weather so we headed to the popular Thames Court patio in Shepperton. Located on the tow path at the top of Shepperton Lock. Large car park.

The river at this point is very wide, almost giving the feeling of sitting on a lake. Which means lots of sun and a great feeling of openness – an excellent place to be on a sunny day.

Don’t be put off by the road, it’s very, very quiet.

Thames Court exterior

The patio is large, but the demand is larger. It can be a wait to get a table but there are benches to scout from. Lots more benches (with backs) are located further down if you only want to come for a drink.

The patio furniture is stylish and comfortable (no picnic tables here.)

Though the patio is busy, the vibe is very chilled out. Some people bring games and seem to stay for lunch and dinner. The staff never make you feel rushed to leave.

Thames Court exterior

Service is prompt but the queue at the bar to order food can be long and slow. The best strategy is to go early or at the lull between lunch and dinner.

On busy days food can take a while to arrive but on this visit it was with us almost immediately.

Ann had the bacon and brie melt, described as ‘melted Cornish brie, bacon and confit tomato in a crusty brown cob, served with seasoned chips.’ The sandwich was tasty enough on a nice bun. The chips were pretty standard pub chips, no seasoning detected.

Thames Court

Not much chance of eating healthy here, Marie compromised with BBQ chicken burger (soooo healthy.) ‘Grilled chicken breast topped with smoked cheddar, sweetcure bacon and BBQ sauce in a crusty cob, served with seasoned chips.’ Undercooked bacon and overcooked chicken but otherwise good.

Thames Court

Thames Court is popular for a reason. The location is fabulous and the prices very reasonable given the location. A visit to the patio, provided you get here early and get a table, is a highly recommended way to spend a summer afternoon.

Menu 3
Food 3
Decor/Ambiance 4
Service 2
Value 4
Total 16/25

Towpath, Shepperton, Surrey TW17 9LJ www.vintageinn.co.uk/thethamescourtshepperton
Dogs welcomed in the bar and garden

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