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The Crown, Reading

The Street
Swallowfield
Postal town: Reading
RG7 1QY
Phone: 01189883260
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Moby Duck left this review about The Crown

A quiet village pub,well it was quiet on my Friday lunchtime visit,maybe it's busier in the evening, essentially two interconnected room's by way of an open archway. Six handpumps with three in each area, beers on in the end I chose to drink were Pride, Greene King London Glory and Timothy Taylors Landlord, the latter being in good nick, annoyingly I failed to note and remember the other three pumps choices but suspect a couple were duplicate.

On 2nd July 2017 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about The Crown

After a long period of closure the Crown re-opened as a community-focused freehouse a few years back. There are usually two to three ales available (Pride is a regular, with Otter and West Berks turning up on the other pump) which are of a good standard. Also stocks Tutts Clump cider. The new owners are trying hard and deserve to do well; the landladies are a very welcoming pair. If you're nearby I'd say it's worth popping in for a pint; it can be a bit quiet in the afternoons (Swallowfield is a commuter village) but livens up in the evening. Perhaps the interior could do a with a little more cosiness though.

19 October 2008
I struggled to remember much about my visit, except that it's yet another Greene King pub that offered little out of the mundane...

On 2nd September 2014 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by King Fido
Mortimer, 5.06 miles, 1 hr 37 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for The Crown, Swallowfield
2nd Jul 2017, 11:02
Review submitted by Moby Duck
 
2nd Sep 2014, 12:46
Review submitted by Quinno _ amended by Quinno _

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 04 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 20 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 20 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Special events only - last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 04 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : No last updated 04 August 2014 by Quinno _
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