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The Crow Inn, Sheffield

Pub added by James Joines
33 Scotland Street
Sheffield
S3 7BS

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Moby Duck left this review about The Crow Inn

I paid a couple of visits here during my short stay in the city, there were three or four cask beers on offer with which I started with an apptley named pint of Hello Traveller by Shiny brewery which was decent enough but it would seem the pubs forte is a more interesting keg offering with ten craft beers displayed on a chalk board, I further indulged in Saint Mars Of The Desert Hop Stingo, a sour and in my later visit Turning Point Laguna Sunrise, an odd name for a 10% Imperial stout but nice all the same. This is a good solid boozer with beers to cover most peoples tastes.

On 14th September 2021 - rating: 8
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Will Larter left this review about The Crow Inn

The former Old Crown Inn had been closed as a pub for many years, having operated as Sleep (i.e. just a hotel) for about a decade, but two years ago was resurrected as the Crow Inn. (This play on words with the pub's original name is probably lost on most, ignorant of the former name, but is to be seen repeated in glassware around the pub.) The upstairs hotel rooms have been retained, but the ground floor has returned to its original use, with very smart decor and friendly service. My review of two years ago reads a little churlishly in retrospect, and these days I now concentrate my attentions on the keg blackboard and do my cask beer drinking elsewhere. It's called playing to the pub's strengths. Today, my first visit after the lockdown restrictions were partly relaxed, I went for a mixed selection and would have stayed for more if one of them hadn't been 18% abv, which is a huge belt of alcohol even if you only drink a third of a pint. These beers are a little extreme, with prices to match, but the enjoyment level is as high as the potential intoxication. Highly recommended.

On 20th May 2021 - rating: 10
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Crow Inn

I’m going to have to disagree with Tris here. Yes this is the new shiny crafty kid on the block and as such was attracting the shiny craft crowd ( or it was until the Pubs Galore crew rocked up), but Brew Dog in Shoreditch will still out facial hair this place by some margin.
All very nice and clean and spotlessly new with a light pastel colour scheme as mentioned by others and traditional it may not be, but the smallish serving area certainly packs a punch with five cask pumps and fourteen keg taps.
The ale choice was not too shabby with two from Abbeydale ( Heathern and Daily Bread ), Kirkstall Inman & Howgate and Beatnikz Republic Midtown and the Midtown was a decent Porter.
But the key interest for quite a few that this place will attract will be what is coming out of the keg taps and although I didn’t note them down I recognised quite a few of the usual suspect craft brewers in the form of Siren Craft, Cloudwater, Pressure drop and Kernel Brewery and a couple I wasn’t so familiar with such as Kern River and Garage Beer Co.
A plus point for me was also the availability of a pork pie menu although this was bordering on being artisan in keeping with the pub, but no complaints with the Chicken and black pudding one I tried.
In conclusion it’s very good to have this one back functioning as a pub and it will definitely appeal to certain demographics, for example if I had brought my good lady to this one and the nearby Shakespeare I can guess which one she would allow us to return to, and I will give you a clue, it doesn’t begin with S.

On 16th July 2019 - rating: 7
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Tris C left this review about The Crow Inn

Unsurprisingly, the descriptions below are uncannily similar my experience.
This is probably the most pogonophillic pub I've ever been in, beating anything in Shoreditch hands down! As mentioned, it's a very recently revived venture as a pub which explains why it has a very stripped out look with some modern Farrow & Ball colours; all clean and tickety-boo!
A half of Northern Monk's Heathen was very good and set me back £1.70 which was fine by me.
I'd return, though this is no longer what I'd call a traditional pub.

On 15th July 2019 - rating: 7
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ROB Camra left this review about The Crow Inn

Very well described by my fellow PuG pub crawlers below. It is very shiny and currently lacks a bit of character due to its newness. However my pint was in very good condition and Ms CAMRA likes the place, so I guess we'll be coming back. :-))

On 15th July 2019 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Crow Inn

Recently reopened and rufurbed in a modern style with seperate sections either side of the entrance door with fitted bench seating and stools.The right side is slightly elevated.It probably needs time to weather in ,but the friendly serving staff were most welcoming to us pub crawlers.There is a beer garden but I didn't venture that far.
The 5 handpumps were offering Abbeydale Daily Bread and Heathern (decent nick),Beatnik Republic Midtown and Kirkstall Inman & Howgate.There are a lot of craft keg options.
Worth popping in if on a real ale crawl.

On 13th July 2019 - rating: 7
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Will Larter left this review about The Crow Inn

The former Old Crown Inn has been closed as a pub for many years, having operated as Sleep for about a decade, but has now been resurrected as the Crow Inn. (This apparent play on words with the pub's original name is probably lost on most.) The upstairs hotel rooms have been retained, but the ground floor has returned to its original use. There is a focus on craft beer, with a couple of ordinary beers from Abbeydale on hand pump alongside three changing guests. At the time of my first visit (the pub had been open for three weeks) two of these were beers with lactose added, and the third was a (new world) hoppy pale from Blue Bee. Right up some people's street but not mine, so I perused the keg options and plumped for the Kees Barrel Project 19.01, a 9% "scotch" beer aged in Bowmore whisky barrels; my half of this interesting beer set me back £5.25.

I was tempted to ask how much of Abbeydale's Daily Bread they sell - a beer that was deliberately brewed to emulate John Smiths smooth crap. Most of the other beers on offer were interesting to the point of being challenging; my guess would be that they throw a lot of Daily Bread away. (The Shakespeares nearby sells Barnsley Bitter as a similar sop to people who don't like anything tasty in their glass.)

I'll definitely be calling back another time, and hope that my cask beer options are not so severely limited next time (sigh). Seriously, though, I know that beers with lactose are becoming prevalent, but two out of five hand pumps?

On 27th June 2019 - rating: 7
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