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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 19 August 2023

We were in Palmerston North visiting & found this amazing ( Old English Pub ) "Rose and Crown " for a night meal it was great ( very busy ) so would recommend booking ( we did the second night & was much better )...food was good value for money & plenty of it . Staff were friendly , accommodating & helpful . We would definitely go back & highly recommendMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 21 May 2023

Really disappointed- waited an hour and a half for our dinner to come out - we were a big group of 20 to celebrate 3 birthdays but we booked the table 2 weeks in advance for 6pm. All the plates with chips were cold and...the steaks cold & under cooked, the butter blocks sat on top frozen. Spoke with the manager (he was lovely) but he couldn’t help us told us to ring the owner Tom during business hours to discuss. We didn’t have time to even have desert as it was 8.15pm by the time we had finished eating and the kids were tired and restless by then. Really didn’t add to the give birthday vibe. :(More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2022 via mobile

Oh wow what a treat. Amazing food and the greatest service!! Lamb shank to die for!!! The stew was above and beyond. Ambience was very English pub like.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 25 February 2021

It was a long time since we had been to the Rose and Crown and had always found the food to be good. However, when we visited on the last day of the Covid outbreak in February when we were still at Level 2 there...was no attempt at waitress service and we had to both order from the bar and collect our food from a tiny window. No measures were put in place for social distancing when waiting at the bar or waiting for food at the tiny window. The seafood basket and the fish and chips were very poor. Very disappointing.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 21 January 2021

We had lunch at the Rose and Crown for our Grandad's birthday today. When we were ordering our meals at the bar, we asked for gluten-free bread with a burger or chips instead of normal bread because a family member is coeliac. The staff member...said very abruptly that they don't do gluten free and if we wanted chips instead we had to pay for them. Of course we were happy to pay extra, but the attitude he gave us was awful and we had done nothing wrong. We didn't say anything to him about it but there was also an older man in the kitchen that kept looking out and scowling at us. not very professional. We were the only ones in the restaurant and we won't be going back.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 11 January 2020

hadn't been here in a while and was pleased to see the service was just as I remembered. The food was good and large portions, the service better than average and price about right.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 9 December 2019 via mobile

We decided to stop here for dinner on our way out. The staff were friendly as Food was ordered and arrived in a timely manner. The food tasted great. The atmosphere was relaxed and enjoyable. More than happy to go back for a less rushed...eveningMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 6 November 2019 via mobile

Always good food and drinks. Typical English pub set up. Friendly locals. Sports on TV. Value for money.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 6 November 2019 via mobile

This is our new eating stop when passing through or staying in Palmeraton North. Great food at reasonable prices. Friendly staff too.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 3 November 2019 via mobile

Well, that was lovely! I had the special, NZ Lamb Rump $31.50, and it was perfect. The lamb was very tender, lots of fresh veggies and potato mash, with a parmesan wafer and lots of red wine jus. Probably far more than I needed to...eat, generous serving, but delicious. Thank you Rose and Crown.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 12 September 2019 via mobile

Visited for lunch with a small group of work colleagues for one of boys leaving work. We didn't have to wait too long from ordering before we were all chowing down on your typical pub fare and washing it down with a cold beer.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

True to name and atmosphere, this place was definitely a British throwback of old. The food was quite nice and reasonable value. Service was quite timely too. Pub was warm and comfortable

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 7 August 2019

We used our GPS and kept going in circles, it would say next right on Main St (but that went same way as street we were on) WHEN we did turn right as it said to we were in an alley carpark just outside entrance...to Rose and Crown. Its just like an English pub, casual and cozy. We both had a pint of black beer, I had the small fish and chips and it was quite large (delicious) my English friend had the ham steak meal and loved it. This is one place we will return to on our next visit. Staff were friendly...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

After being on the road for two weeks and eating every type of cuisine it was refreshing to have as close to home cooked food as possible. Very tasty and affordable.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 31 May 2019 via mobile

Took hubby out for lunch and had a great meal. Always plenty of options to choose from and a regular update on the specials board. Great value for money. Good service.

Date of visit: May 2019
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ROSE AND CROWN OLDE ENGLISH PUB, Palmerston North - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Rose and Crown Olde English Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4