The Crown, Tur Langton
It seems a little churlish to criticise a pub which seems to be trying hard, but despite their efforts a few aspects of the Crown sadly fall slightly wide of the mark. Sat in the very pretty village of Tur Langton, the Crown is a handsome looking and old pub. Considerably more space is devoted to the restaurant, which sat at the back of the pub, overlooking the pretty garden. The food was very good, but with terracotta walls, while painted wooden beams, framed prints of villas and badly designed knee-bashing tables it felt like an Italian restaurant from the mid '90s. The front bar is considerably quite smaller and more traditional, with seating for 25 odd people and a real fire burning away in the middle of the room. Off to the other side finds a less used room complete with a pool table. A trio of ales are on offer but the one we chose was undrinkable due to the chemical taste. Service was friendly and polite, but vaguely scatty in the restaurant section, being either super efficient or non-existent. Overall, the various niggling problems lend itself to being awarded a two pint rating, but other occasions might well provide a three pint experience.
Main Street, Tur Langton, Tur Langton, Leicestershire, LE8 0PJ
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