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The Crown & Cushion, Dartmouth, West Bromwich

2 Lloyd Street
West Bromwich
B71 4AT

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Crown & Cushion

Attractive, slightly wedge-shaped pub with some Tudorbethan features, set in the angle of a road junction with an opened-out 'L'-shaped bar than has been refurbished with the darker furniture and decor offset by the lighter paintwork and windows on three sides. There are also some wooden benches at the front, but a more traditional feature is the trip through the back yard to reach the gents... With two of three handpumps in use, I found Old Speckled Hen and Harvest Pale from Castle Rock (£3.00) available.

On 22nd April 2019 - rating: 6
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Crown & Cushion

Have to admit to feeling like the Good Beer Guide had made a mistake.

Mock Tudor pub that looks like a hungry horse or sizzler type place.

Quite brigtly lit with a single main room around the bar. Community local with all ages.

Beer was superb and answered the question. Castle Rock Harvest Pale for £2.90.


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On 7th March 2018 - rating: 6
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Crown & Cushion

Sat in the fork of two roads next to the pleasant Dartmouth Park, the Crown and Cushion is a well apportioned mock-Tudor pub with a simple single room layout. The room is laid out in an L shape with the entrance taking you into a bare boarded bar area with the servery directly opposite. To the left is a smart, slightly raised carpeted area with nice floral wallpaper, neutral paint scheme and some excellent large photos of local landmarks. Comfy banquettes and standard chairs give the space a bit of a lounge feel and I found it very easy to settle down here with my pint whilst watching the antics of the pub cat. The right hand side runs towards the rear of the building and is bare boarded, with a series of padded benches set out along the right hand wall, supplemented by low stools and standard chairs. More local photos adorn the walls, alongside a juke box and some excellent 'Crown and Cushion' motif windows with decorative etched glass side panes. The servery looks fairly modern with its tongue and groove counter and shelved bar back full of various Christmas decorations on my mid-December visit. A trip to the toilets led me outside, through a tatty rear garden of sorts, where an outdoor block can be found. Those wanting to enjoy their drinks al-fresco would be better served by enjoying the decent pavement seating area out the front, affording a view across to the park. The pub is relatively close to West Bromwich Albion's Hawthorns stadium and welcomes away fans.
The pub is listed in the 2016 Good Beer Guide and had two ales available when I visited early on a Saturday afternoon - Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted and St Austell Tribute - with a third pump left unclipped. The friendly landlady poured me a good pint of the Tribute which I sat and savoured before contemplating heading out into the cold towards my next pub of the day.
I thought this was a very smartly presented, well run and friendly local's pub that goes some way to show that you can refurbish such a pub without losing its identity and ambiance. A slightly wider ale choice would have been nice, but my pint was very enjoyable and I'm glad I made the effort to seek this place out.

On 18th January 2016 - rating: 7
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Crown & Cushion

A detached 1920/30s pub in mock-Tudor style, with patio area, at the fork of two roads. The lower storey is in brick, while the upper storey is in cream and black beam. There is some nice etched glass. The interior is now one L-shaped room, after the small side room was opened-out. The decor is olive green, mustard and red patterned wallpaper, with a wood floor in the bar and carpet in the side lounge. There is a cream ceiling with some moulding. The seating is the old perimeter seats, leather in the bar and stripey colours in the lounge. There is a small fireplace with a burner. A few pictures of buildings are on the walls, as well as a large mirrir. There is a TV, but this wasn't on and the background music was general and soft. The service was friendly, as were the few locals - the clientele increased as i supped, as it was quiz night. Beer; usual keg stuff with Banks's and M&B MILD. On the handpull there were Rev James, London Pride and a decent Castle Rock Harvest Pale Ale. A nice, pleasant place - a little too modern for me, but tidy and worth a pop in for one, or two!

On 28th June 2013 - no rating submitted
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Crown & Cushion

Roadside pub of road junction, just over the Expressway from the Town Centre.

Actually not a bad little place, tidy enough inside with the seating in good condition. Friendly and 3 real ales including a guest (Speckie Hen, Tribute and old Hooky were on during my visit). The beer quality was good.

Sort of place that maybe struggling at the moment, but seems some care is going into running this one and the pub appears to be reaping the benefit.

On 3rd September 2011 - rating: 7
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