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The Crown, Old Town, Eastbourne

22 Crown Street
Eastbourne
BN21 1PB
Phone: 01323724654
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Punch Taverns

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Reviews of The Crown (Average Rating: 8 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Steve C left this review about The Crown Inn

The exterior of the Crown Inn is rather drab and the smokers that are often standing by the front door add nothing to the initial impression from outside. Thankfully the L shaped interior is much more pleasant and the locals are harmless enough.
The bar serves two different seating areas with the left hand side housing some standard tables and chairs and a few bar stools. Beyond there are a couple of sofas that face a plasma screen and a dartboard that annoyingly has no distance markings on the oche. The right hand side of the pub is made up by more standard seating, a quiz machine and another plasma screen. Surprisingly Sky Sports is not shown here, but there is always some background music playing. At the rear past the toilets is a room with a pool table where access can be gained to a few picnic tables. There are also a few steps that lead up to an unexpectedly large grass covered beer garden where some more picnic tables can be found. These are well spaced out and ideal for families who want to grab a couple of beers whilst their children play on the swings and climb the trees. There is often a barbeque here on sunny weekend afternoons and most weekends there is a bouncy castle. The sloped rear of the garden affords lovely views of the South Downs and I would say that there aren’t many better outside drinking areas in Eastbourne.
Along with a standard draught selection the bar supports four hand pumps. During my Thursday afternoon a couple of weeks ago these were drawing Harvey’s Best, Wadworth’s 6X, Shepherd Neame’s Spitfire and St Austell’s Trelawny. I’ve always found the ales in here to be very good.
The food is limited to homemade pies, sausage rolls, quiches etc. that are found on the back bar. I’ve had a quick snack in here a couple of times in the past and found the food to be very good. Food is also served on the quiz nights which usually have a world theme, eg Cajun or Far Eastern. I’m not entirely sure but I think that the quiz takes place every other Thursday. Beer festivals are also held here over some bank holiday weekends.
I’m not certain about the closing times, but I have never been asked to leave at 23:00 so I gather that there is a license until at least midnight every day. The staff are friendly enough and the manager is extremely friendly and popular.

This is a decent pub that is worth a visit, especially on a nice sunny day.

On 24th April 2013 - rating: 8
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Crown Inn

A rather solemn-looking exterior, but a bright modernised bar with friendly staff and customers. They had wisely put extra beers on during the Camra AGM weekend, including a decent IPA from the Hepworth brewery across the border in West Sussex. Since the sun was shining, the beer garden proved an excellent spot to sit and have a relaxing pint.

On 19th April 2009 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Eastbourne, 0.86 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Hampden Park (Sussex), 2.02 miles, 39 min walk (show)
Polegate, 4.16 miles, 1 hr 20 min walk (show)
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22nd Dec 2018, 15:23
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Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Steve C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Car Park : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 23 August 2018 by Steve C
  • Darts : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 23 August 2018 by Steve C
  • Hot Food : Yes - Heated home made pies and sausage rolls etc. - last updated 01 August 2013 by Steve C
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Live Music : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 August 2018 by Steve C
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Monthly on Thursday nights. - last updated 01 August 2013 by Steve C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 23 August 2013 by Steve C
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 23 August 2018 by Steve C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Steve C
Opening Hours
SundayMidnight - 11pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
Friday11am - 12noon
Saturday11am - 12noon
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