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The Rose & Crown (JD Wetherspoon), Maldon

109 High Street
Maldon
CM9 5EP
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J D Wetherspoon

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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Rose & Crown (JD Wetherspoon)

A Wetherspoon’s pub in a central location in the middle of town, it has quite a traditional pub like appearance unlike many of the company’s outlets, and was presumably also a pub in a former life before Tim got his hands on it.

Internally it’s a bit of a mix of old and new, and may I suspect, have been considerably extended at the rear since Wetherspoon’s took it on. The main part of the pub and the bar counter is in the opened out area at the rear, and this had something of a rustic appearance perhaps, with flagstones on the floor and a large vaulted ceiling which was quite an impressive feature and this had a couple of medieval style circular cast iron light fittings suspended from it. A number of upright leather banquettes formed secluded booths down one side whilst a TV screen was showing the football. A small courtyard garden was off to one side. The front of the pub was a little more traditional in style and certainly a little cosier with two or three interconnected rooms. There was some evidence of very old timberwork reflecting the age of the original building, but on the whole this had been replaced with much newer woodwork or obscured. Here the flooring was some sort of wooden laminate, with rough wooden boards on the wall and a pile of logs in a cage made something of a feature. A slightly larger room off to the left had grey wood panelling on much of the walls.

The menu consisted of the usual JDW fayre and was a bit of a mixed bag. A beef lasagne was pretty much as expected, but the southern fried chicken strips with a honey glaze promised a lot more than the delivered. Add to that the fact that the tables were all stacked up with dirty crockery which nobody seemed to be bothering to clear, it’s certainly not somewhere I’ll be rushing back to try anything else off the menu.

Beers on tap were Adnams T Drop, Jason Oliver’s Four Point Blanc, George’s Cockleboat, Ruddle’s Best, Abbot Ale and Doom Bar. Ciders meanwhile were Strongbow, Strongbow Dark Fruit, Thatcher’s Gold, Thatcher’s Haze and Magners. Overall, not great, although perhaps if I hadn’t been earing I would have left with a more positive impression than I did.

On 18th July 2018 - rating: 5
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john mcgraw left this review about The Rose & Crown (J D Wetherspoon)

A new and very well converted Wetherspoon's that has 12 handpumps on with 10 in use with mainly local beers. Thatchers real cider was also available. This is a very spacious pub with a rear extension that takes in the old pub car park. Whether this pub will have an effect on other pubs in the town I don't know but when I looked in The Blue Boar at 1pm there was only one person in and I saw no one in The Swan. Time will tell.

On 25th September 2015 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about The Rose & Crown

I turned up here just two days after it opened. It's an original pub that apparently has been completely revamped. It follows what seems to be their current template for conversions with some areas for dining at the front and the bar at the rear of the building. The area with the bar has a mix of tall tables and booths by the windows. It was fairly busy on my Thursday morning visit with a mix of people in for breakfast or a drink. Many of the staff seemed to be new to the pub trade and were far from battle hardened so it was slightly chaotic.
The bar has two banks of six hand pumps with just the Ruddles doubled up then Old Hooky and Adnam's Ghost Ship available soon. The rest were Abbot, Doom Bore, SA Gold, Brentwood Gold & Summer Virgin, George's Brickfield IPA, Nethergate Too Good To Go Down and Adnam's bitter. This was a fair mix of national and Locale beers but too many ABVs of around 4% or less.
I went for a new beer for me the Brickfield IPA (£2.49) which is an IPA in the Greene King sense of the word being a very average ordinary bitter which wasn't helped by being quite hazy. This may be another case of the staff being inexperienced.
£2.49 for a standard guest is pricey for the chain but not outrageous.
I thought this was a reasonable new Spoons that I'm sure will improve as the staff get the hang of things. They do have competition though as there are a few Grays pubs in town of which I tried two and they had better kept beer where the price differential was a lot less than the pound plus a pint found in other parts of the country.

On 17th August 2015 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by john mcgraw
Hatfield Peverel, 5.84 miles, 1 hr 52 min walk (show)
North Fambridge, 6.24 miles, 2 hr 0 min walk (show)
Witham (Essex), 6.43 miles, 2 hr 4 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - April & Oct - last updated 25 September 2015 by john mcgraw
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Patio - last updated 14 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 25 September 2015 by john mcgraw
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Until 8 p.m. - last updated 03 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 10 August 2015 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 03 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 03 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 14 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 03 September 2015 by ROB Camra
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