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Good Lord, I see the post from the 'rambler' below and wonder if he likes to ramble with both his feet and his tongue.

I visited this pub and found it to be very clean and welcoming, the staff were all very friendly and most helpful, no room for complaints whatsoever.

I had a ham sandwich that was packed with good tasty fresh ham and served with complimentary chips and garnish. I had a pint of Spitfire, it was crystal clear and the temperature was just right. No complaints with either the food or beer.

The pub itself is warm, friendly and inviting. Good decor, clean toilets, interesting artifacts and signs, good background music and comfortable seating, outside is a huge beer garden with plenty of seating and a children's play area. I see they do live music most Saturday nights.

Please ignore the previous most vicious post. This is a good pub that you can visit with confidence. I'm sure you will enjoy it there if you go.
Wotsit4 - 22 Mar 2013 14:38
Our ramblers club organised with The Crown Inn, Leaves Green, Keston, Kent, for us to have lunch after a ramble nearby. We arrived to the empty pub just before 1 pm. Once we arrived we were to make our own arrangement for food and drink. As we entered I asked my friend if he and his wife would like a drink and whilst I was ordering the drinks he ordered gammon and chips for them both. After about twenty minutes he returned to the bar to order a round, Some of the club were still ordering food, I ordered liver and bacon for my wife and I. I wanted a different ale from the one I previously had. As the barman approached with it I could smell it was off. The barmen reluctantly changed it, he went to the cellar and when he returned advised that the cask had been open to the atmosphere all night. After about an hour and a quarter, after all the others had been served with their food they served our table of six. Our friends who ordered long before us were still waiting for their gamon and chips. My friend asked when they were to get theirs , the women shrugged her shoulders, and he asked for their money back, so they could go elsewhere, she replied if you wish
and then said the food would be a few minutes, no apology. When it eventually arrived ten minutes later, the bacon was very fatty and the few mostly burnt chips were floating in grease, they said it tasted of liver. He commented on the size and condition of the food and was told very sarcastically "I am very sorry if that is how you feel", as she dashed for the kitchen. We were appalled.

Grengres - 15 Oct 2012 18:50
Scores out of 5
Beers on offer 2 - Beer quality 4 - Full pint? 3 - Service 2 - Clientele 3
Garden & view 4 - Welcome & staff 2 - Parking 4 - Toilets 3 - Comfort 4
TOTAL 31 out of 50 OVERALL RATING 31 to 35 = 7

Comment: Big pub, not many in at lunchtime but the service .... slow is an understatement. Of the 3 pints ordered, 1 was full, 1 was short but the last was very low. When asked to top up the 2 shorties we got a stare and a reluctant top up, on the very low pint ........ to low. Garden was huge and great seeing the planes from Biggin Hill taking off but there is no excuse for short measure.
Returnability: 1

Thirstyworker - 23 Jul 2012 20:12
i have recently been to this pub for my mothers wake and i cannot fault the staff for the wonderful food and assistance they gave us, nothing was too much trouble and the seating was great ( suitable for all ages with sofas, chairs and barstools ) also the wide range of drinks available tea, coffee, soft drinks and of course beers.
they also have live music on saturday nights and they do lovely sunday dinners as we found out while staying in the area for the funeral.

jimblegog - 22 Oct 2011 14:51
Only popped in briefly on a very Sunny afternoon in Oct(!) but from what I saw this looks a very cosy and friendly pub.
Can sit out the front and watch the traffic go by, sit to the side in a good bar garden, comfortable looking interior, friendly bar lady serving and a decent range on tap
Would def like to return
the_original_rawnsleys - 3 Oct 2011 10:51
On initial impressions a decent hostelry with a decent sized beer garden, a good and interesting range on draught at the bar.
terenced - 3 Oct 2011 08:39
Some of the previous posts relate to the past owners. The couple who took over just over a year ago have put a tremendous effort into making the pub the excellent place it is today. My comment would have to be that I find it to be a very attractive country pub with extremely pleasant bars and restaurant, very friendly service, fantastic food (the Sunday lunch was really, really excellent), good beer and entertainment with congenial locals too. If you happen to be around the Biggin Hill/Keston area and want somewhere to enjoy a good home-cooked meal and a drink to wash it down, I whole-heartedly recommend you check out The Crown Inn at Leaves Green. This is borne out by the amount of happy people who leave reluctantly but with positive comments.
jcscott - 7 Apr 2011 12:41
Nice spit.
supaken - 2 May 2010 20:29
Great Pub, Food is all freshly cooked had the lasagne and refreshing to know this was not out of a packet, my partner had the home beef cooked pie and very resonable price wise, Great shepard neame beers i like the oranjboom.
This pub is very child friendly and after talking to the new owner she recomended the sunday roast will be going back for that....
The beer garden is huge and has a play area for the kids
I went here 2 years ago and was very poor great turn around and this pub with all its history deserves this very well done ..
loveabeer99 - 22 Mar 2009 16:36
Nice Decor, but can be a little cold... nice non-smoking area. And very good food.

Though i am sorry i dont like the land lord. I have had friends work for him and i dont like his attitude. His bar staff never the less are very nice, even the ones that werent my friends originally, not many could fault their patience or loyalty.

Drinks are ok, though they can sometimes work out being a little over priced (spirts + mixer)and you'll be hard pushed if you like your common largers like fosters, stella, carlsburg etc. and you can forget a bottle of bud.

However id recommend their Quiz and Curry night on sundays, good value for money and with the right group of people a laugh too!
love_being_a_barmaid - 3 May 2006 01:20
Went here with relatives for Sunday lunch in Jan 2006. The bar area and beer was ok but very disappointed with the restaurant and service. One of our party did not get their main meal until after everyone else had finished dispite pointing it out to the staff several times. One meal had to be returned as unedable and the supposedly hot deserts were served up unheated. No one to really complain too as the oldest member of staff was about 20 and could only apologies. All in all very unsatisfactory.
colinsorrell - 20 Feb 2006 12:10
A story of total missmanagement on the part of the Brewery.
Used to be a superb manageress who KNEW how to work a bar full of customers, who was able to greet people by name, to keep an excellent cellar. Food was imaginatively prepared by a chef who was skilled in more than a microwave. Sadly the brewers saw fit to replace Lesley with a person with little or no sense of humour and lacking in personality. Once again the place is over run by children. I pose the question...Is this both the sign of the times and the shape of things to come? Is the concept of 'hospitality' reduced to a matter of corporate greed where profit is all? I weep for us all!
On the positive side; the mineral water is beautifully opened and the crisps are, to all appearances, fresh.
almost_an_old_git - 30 May 2005 20:57
Nice friendly pub, should be on your radar!
Mark - 5 Sep 2003 17:44

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