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The Crown Inn, Leyburn

Main Street
Postal town: Leyburn

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Ian Mapp left this review about The Crown Inn

The drinkers pub of the town. Found the Yorkshire Dales Brewing Company for the first time and had both pints - remember one was Butter Tubs - unsure of the other.

Decent pub - would be my local if I lived here!

Photos at my walking blog -

On 18th April 2016 - rating: 8
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Crown Inn

Have visited the village of Askrigg on and off over the last 20 years for a beery weekend thinly disguised as an end of season football tour against two of the local village teams. We usually get a tonking in the Sunday game but mainly because of a complete skinfull in the Crown, the night before. The Crown is my favourite of the drinking locations in the village of Askrigg. Its a traditional local village pub and if all you're after is a pint and a decent lunch, then the Crown is a better bet than the Kings Arms down the hill. Its definitely more of a local drinkers pub and provides a friendly welcome. It’s mainly a one bar pub but with two slightly separate areas either side of the main bar, one of which has an open fire and the other one a dart board. Now as the village of Askrigg is built on a steep hill no surprises for guessing the location of The Crown when , in contrast to the Kings Head which is known as the ‘bottom pub’, this is known by the locals as the ‘top pub’.
It went for many years under the other pseudonym of ‘Owen’s’ after one Owen Metcalfe who was the owner and landlord from 1979 to when he retired in 2006. For us Londoners Owen was the archetypal Yorkshire man, in that irrespective of the copious amounts of cash we spent across the bar we never saw him smile once. There’s now a lad called James who is the current landlord and from the experience of our last visit is keeping up the tradition of The Crown as a great watering hole for the Dale walkers, tourists and London pub football teams who want a good pint. Which is usually Theakstons Best and Old Peculiar and sometimes XB, and Black Sheep Bitter. The food menu on offer is more aligned to Sausage or Gammon and Chips which is much more aligned to soaking up beer than the posh fair at the Kings Arms..

On 31st March 2009 - rating: 8
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