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Had a quick bite of lunch washed down with a couple of pints.

Nice pub, reasonable selection of beers, very good service. Food was very good value for money.

Would like to visit on a evening, but will certainly visit again.
kevmac - 5 Oct 2011 20:24
Delightful on a quiet, sunny May afternoon, with the fire burning gently - finish your walk early!
AbeC - 12 May 2010 23:22
A bit dull and lifeless really.

I expected so much more from the reviews / nice photo.

Also my map listed Hawes as "picturesque village". My map is a filthy liar.


Pat_Bateman - 10 May 2010 16:46
Not impressed. Firstly it was interesting to note it took the staff an hour while we were there to realise they were serving XB through the Old P pump. How can anyone behind a bar who knows whst they're dong mistake xb for old peculier?
Then came the food. One starter ordered and two main courses. Somehow they think this means three mains. Next one plate of roast beef Sunday Lunch. Why serve this in the evening if all they can do is warm up daytime leftovers, serve gristly beef swamped in gravy, forget to bring out the veg and think it's ok to pass off deep fried potatoes as roast.
clodhopper - 11 Apr 2010 20:40
Situated in the heart of picturesque Hawes, the Crown was the only Theakston tied pub we visited on our week of travels and it did at least offer an opportunity to try the Black Bull and XB ales that were available alongside the ubiquitous Best and occasional Old Peculiar that we seemed to encounter elsewhere. The quality was decent enough but a bit pricey compared to other pubs we visited in the area.

The 2 bar interior is inviting enough and quite spacious. The lounge bar has fires at each end, high back settles and a few antique firearms among the nick nacks. The rear (main?) bar was slightly more basic but pleasing on the eye with a selection of antiques, old tools and kitchen implemnents plus one wall in homage to everything Theakston; mirrors, newspaper cuttings, history snippets and a guide to Theakstonís home town of Masham (also worth a visit).

Traditional pub games in evidence included darts and shove haípenny and a notice outside mentioned bar billiards however it has either gone or there is another room somewhere that I didnít notice. There was also a small but basic TV in one corner. To the rear is a beer garden, apparently with good views of the surrounding hills, but since it was dark and wet I didnít get a chance to reap the benefits.

It was fairly quiet on my visit apart from a pocket of excessively loud townsfolk airing a local grievance that became quite intrusive. The barman wasnít exactly Mr Personality either but of the 4 pubs in town, the Crown would probably be my pick if I only ahd time to do one.

RogerB - 23 Dec 2009 11:35
Real pub, real ale, real people, warm welcome, good food and dogs welcome: what more would you want?

The pub has been a haven of sanity from the commercial drive to modernise pubs at all costs. The 25 years or so that Judith has been in occupation is a real testament to her skill as a host.

Shame of it now that the owners of the pub are more intent on short term profit than loyalty: greed has a nasty taste.
wynyard - 29 Nov 2009 13:51
The middle of 3 hostelries in the very centre of Hawes and the best of them.

We got there after the advertised time for food on a busy Saturday afternoon but the Guvnor happily took our order, no problem, and continued to do so with other late orders.

This place has a nice selection of beers and lager but it is the service which is the clincher.

Polite, efficient staff well led by what I would call an 'old fashioned landlord' (no offence intended!).

There is also a hidden jewel to the rear with a lovely, secluded sun trap of a beer garden.

If you visit Hawes,give The Crown a try.


philpeterlee - 30 Aug 2009 14:04
Visiting Hawes on a summer Sunday we called in here for a bite to eat at lunchtime. Excellent - good service, good food and good beer with friendly and excellent service even though busy. It was noticeable that there were lot of locals meeting up in family groups - that is the best sign of a good pub.
tinplatetony - 19 Jul 2009 16:54

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