The most recent change of decor has worsened the character for me (the pictures are some time back.) The food isn't as special as it was a year or so back. But it's reasonably close, and it offers a different menu to the other places we go.
As of late 2017 the Old Crown has gone seriously up-market, and the prices reflect this. Soup comes in a jug which gets poured into the bowl in front of you. I wish them well but dining there is no longer a regular part of our dining out.
In 2019 the Old Crown reopened and is more reasonable. Roast lamb on Sunday has too much fat on it.