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Rose & Crown

312 High Street
Slough
SL1 1NB

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Quinno _ left this review about The Rose & Crown

The most anticipated pub on my Slough crawl, a regular GBG entrant and seemingly the only beacon of ale excellence in Slough outside of the JDW juggernaut down the road. A whitewashed exterior with dark blue trim, some foliage and a prominent Welsh flag. The inside is a warren of small areas with the bar situated to the left, a small snug to the right and a mini corridor that leads to a rear room with a dart board. Beyond that is a tidy covered outside games room with pool, more darts and red sofas. A bit of a disappointment on the ale front, with the four pumps dispensing only two ales (from Vale and Three Tuns) which were both in good nick. On a Saturday, surely scope for more? The pub was a bit cold (which turned out to be a Slough speciality). Football was being quietly shown, with a bit of disagreement as to whether people should be cheering on Reading or Q.P.R. Apparently free BBQ food is offered on Sunday afternoons though I didn’t see promotion of it. Got some gyp/banter from a fat Gerry Francis lookalike when I took a snap of the exterior on leaving, maybe he was gutted to see Q.P.R. failing to turn over Reading. Perhaps I caught it at a quiet time but I left somewhat underwhelmed. It’s good for Slough, certainly, but not a destination.

On 22nd November 2013 - rating: 7
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Rose & Crown

The Rose and Crown is a small, slightly quirky traditional pub at the East end of Slough High Street.
Well described by previous reviewers so not much for me to add except to confirm that this GBG regular usually has something interesting on its three Ale and one Cider pumps.
And fortunately it's small size usually means that it is not afflicted by the Slough detritus, who don't seem to have the wit to get past the Moon and Spoon at the other end of the High Street.

On 5th May 2013 - rating: 8
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Thuck Phat left this review about The Rose & Crown

A GBG regular and accurately reviewed by Mr Fastard below.
I'd guess that this is the place to go for real ale in Slough and we weren't disappointed. The whole place is welcoming being an old building in a very modern town centre. The greeting from behind the bar was friendly and chatty and there's a lot of banter between the locals who were very inclusive.
Only two beers on: Binghams Space Hoppy IPA, which went down very well and Adnams Lighthouse. It's a lottery as to what you might get as the beers here continually rotate but on our experience that's a risk well worth taking.
The first place I'd head to if in Slough.

On 21st November 2011 - no rating submitted
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Rose & Crown

One of the few old building in central Slough ,this pub had the cosy ambiance of a village local and a friendly welcome at the bar.It really is quite small with two front sections,to the left the bar and a darts board in one corner by the window,while to the right there is an area with a chimney breast housing an electric fire and a fitted seating bench in red velour around the walls with a few tables and chairs.At the back of the pub is a marginally larger room ,again with an electric fire and traditional furniture.There are four screen dotted about to show sport,but this tends to stimulate a lot of banter and it is easy to get chatting to the friendly locals.There is a fantastic collection of regional accents among the regulars,it's a melting pot like the rest of Slough.
A real feature is the huge collection of pump clips adorning all the walls.Some feature long defunct breweries,other show how branding has changed over the years at some top microbreweries,it's worth gazing around.There is a rapid turnover of constantly changing ales with Adnams Explorer and Bingham's Space Hoppy IPA on great form during my visit augmented by a pokey cider on the third handpump.Deservedly a regular in the GBG ,I would always use this pub on any infrequent visit to Slough in the future.

On 4th November 2011 - rating: 8
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