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The Crown & Pepper

242 High Street
Phone: 02086887507
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Bus Stop(, ) Coombe Road South End

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Steve C left this review about The Crown & Pepper

I popped into the Crown and Pepper yesterday afternoon when there were a handful of other customers. The interior consists of an island bar that distinguishes between the bar area at the front of the pub and the dining area at the rear. The bar is stocked with standard draught products and there were two hand pumps that were drawing Doom Bar and Golden XPA. The food is mainly Chinese and Indian and I noted that all of the lunchtime options were priced under £5.

There was some background music during my visit and the plasma screens were turned off. Sky Sports and BT Sport are both advertised. This pub is open until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

I though this pub to be a little too food orientated for my liking and I found the barman to be disinterested in serving me. I’ll not be rushing back.

On 12th February 2015 - rating: 4
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Paul Brett left this review about The Crown & Pepper

Now back to it's original theme it's not a bad pub and the food smelt wonderful but I sadly didn't have a chance to sample any. It had 2 ales on offer. Doom Bar and Adnams Bitter. I opted for the Doom Bar and it wasn't the best pint I'd had and only just drinkable but on the whole was a good boozer

On 21st April 2012 - rating: 6
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Crown & Pepper

Previously known as the Crown and Pepper, a Piri Piri themed pub, and still displaying signs outside to this effect, this pub now appears to be called the Aja Lounge; a strange hybrid of pub and Indian restaurant.
The building's mock Tudor frontage and fairly traditional decor hint at its past as a typical, large High Street pub and evidence of long vanished partitioning is still evident. There is a fair bit of seating in various forms all around the island bar and a patio out the back has been set up for those who want to smoke one of the Sheesha pipes on offer.
My most recent visit was on the last Friday before Christmas, so the place was packed with groups from nearby offices, but the staff seemed to be coping pretty well and were very helpful in finding our group a table without us being made to feel like we should order food. There was no ale on offer, just John Smith's, Guinness or the usual lagers. I did notice a cocktail menu as well.
I didn't like this pub much in its previous incarnation and I can't say that the new Indian theme does it for me either. Perhaps if the place was given a good refurb and tidy up, including changing the signage outside, it might appeal more, but as things stand I don't expect to be returning in a hurry.

On 10th January 2011 - rating: 2
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12th Feb 2015, 13:06
Review submitted by Steve C
21st Apr 2012, 16:53
Review submitted by Paul Brett

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 14 February 2015 by Steve C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 14 February 2015 by Steve C
  • Pinball : No last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 14 February 2015 by Steve C
  • Real Ale : Yes - Doombar - last updated 11 September 2013 by Dave McNally
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Last inspected: June 7th 2012

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