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Crown Hotel, Nantwich Town, Nantwich

High Street
Nantwich
CW5 5AS

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Alan Hurdle left this review about Crown Hotel

A fine old timbered building. On my Saturday afternoon visit it was busy with diners. All the empty tables were set up for dining. In spite of having four handpumps, it is not very suitable for the non-diner unless you wish to stand at the bar watching the diners. It might score an 8 as a restaurant, but my 5 as a pub is very generous.

On 29th July 2018 - rating: 5
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Old Boots left this review about Crown Hotel

Very twisted old timber inn with a public bar open to the public. The bar is quite pubby with approximately old style wooden furnishings tasteful prints and a piano. Four pulls with three from Spitting Feathers and Salopian Shropshire Gold which appears to be the house beer. A touch pricy at £3.50 for a 3.8% beer but that's hotel bars for you, although Nantwich is a pricey place all round except perhaps in the dodgy looking Marstons pubs I didn't try.

On 15th September 2017 - no rating submitted
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Al Bundy left this review about Crown Hotel

This place isn't too bad once you get used to it. It is, however, a hotel bar in the end and though its ok you're not likely to be hanging around too long.

On 13th October 2015 - rating: 6
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Malden man left this review about Crown Hotel

A black and white timbered building, clearly of some age, a board claims it dates from 1583. Blackened beams and posts inside, wonky floors, a delight of a building. Inside the place is split between hotel and pub, unbelievably on a day of 21C temperatures the hotel lobby had a fire lit. This warmed the whole area excessively and spoiled the occasion for me.
The bar itself has regular seating at tables of different sizes, a checked carpet, papers in a rack. Jugs, sherry casks, old framed bills and invoices form much of the wall interest, although posters advertise Sky Sports despite me being unable to locate a TV.
The rear, apart from supporting residential hotel rooms, has a restaurant called "Casa Brasserie", prices as you'd expect. A more reasonable bar menu is also available.
Four handpumps, Salopian Shropshire Gold, (£3.35), 8 Sails Victorian Porter, Rudgate Brew No 20....a lime wheat beer....one was reversed.
A lovely building, good beer but a bit too upmarket and don't you know it and certainly too hot. Maybe a January visit may be better.

On 23rd August 2015 - rating: 6
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Crown Hotel

Definitely worth a look in, as the bar is quite interesting with its sloping floor, lots of old exposed timber beams and an open coal fire. There were four ales on hand pump, so I went for the Salopian Shropshire Gold, which was 1st class. The beer prices were similar to other pubs in the area.

On 1st May 2014 - rating: 7
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John Bonser left this review about Crown Hotel

Visited in May 2010

The Crown Hotel is an impressively large black and white timbered building in the centre of Nantwich. On the wall outside, a plaque tells us that the building was rebuilt on site in 1585 on the site of an earlier inn destroyed by fire in 1583. It was a coaching stop on the London - Chester run. Despite it being predominantly a hotel - The Best Western Crown Hotel - the attractive exterior, coupled with a blackboard listing several real ales, encouraged me inside.

The bar in the hotel has the predictable wonky beams, sloping floor and a comfortable, pleasant feel to it. Beers on were Titanic Anchor, Titanic Golden Age and Woodlands Crown Ale, which, as the name suggests, is brewed specially for the pub by the local Woodlands Brewery. The Titanic Anchor - £ 2.95p - was a superbly spicy and bittery pint.

The barman seemed genuinely chuffed that someone had come in specifically to sample the real ales and, somewhat ironically, the Titanic Anchor was easily the best pint of my Nantwich mini - tour. You do need to remember however that this is principally a hotel bar and not a pub.

On 21st October 2010 - rating: 7
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Dale Miles left this review about Crown Hotel

Beautiful old pub with a very relaxed atmosphere inside, good beer and very nice staff,

On 12th May 2008 - rating: 6
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Alan Winfield left this review about Crown Hotel

The Crown is an old black and white fronted pub in the middle of Nantwich.
Once inside the pub had one room that i could see and this was quite comfortable,there were two real ales on the bar i had a drink of Bass which was a decent drink the other beer was Flowers original.

Pub visited 28/12/2002

On 28th December 2002 - rating: 7
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