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The Crown Inn, Ilminster

West Street
Ilminster
TA19 9AB

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Punch Taverns

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E TA left this review about The Crown Inn

A town pub in a terrace, hamstone on the lower floor, mock-Tudor above, the other buildings in the terrace all having their own individual style. The Crown has improved considerably since BobO's visit. The inside consists of two bars as described by Soupy, below. The pool table has gone, leaving a small public bar with a dartboard. The larger saloon bar has a TV screen, brick fireplace and WiFi. The only outside space is a small paved yard at the back. There is a very comfortable family atmosphere in the pub, and the staff are pleasant. No hot food is served, though there is a selection of different flavoured pork scratchings available. Two handpumps on the bar, but only one ale on, Hobgoblin Gold, which was in decent condition and well kept. It's now a good local and a pub worth stopping in for a pint

On 1st March 2018 - rating: 6
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BobOs . left this review about The Crown Inn

I worked in Ilminster for about a year and never found this pub (and the Bell a few doors along) open at lunchtimes - and, let's face it, you wouldn't come to Ilminster for its nightlife! So I stayed on late at work just to visit the Crown - I certainly won't bother again. A boringly nondescript interior poorly furnished and a mediocre welcome. Worse yet, only one ale on. Now, when Butcombe Bitter is well kept it is a quality ale but when it is poorly kept - as here - it is bloody awful. Please, please clean your pipes!! Well, well below average.

On 11th July 2011 - rating: 1
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Crown Inn

A terraced pub, half modern stone block and half black timber and white.

The interior had a pool room, in green and white and a open plan bar/lounge with cream walls, black panel and fake beams, with a food area. There were a number of old photographs and other memorabilia on the walls and dotted about, along with a TV. Service was fine, it was quiet with a small mixed clientele.

Beer; tap stuff and Butcombe bitter on handpull, which was OK

A mix of modern and traditional look, that sadly wasn't really my kind of thing and a lack of beer choice means i wouldnt go out of my way.

On 14th September 2009 - no rating submitted
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