User name:

Password:

Login


Sign in with Facebook


Not already a member?
Join our community and - Rate & review pubs - Upload pictures - Add events JOIN for free NOW


Chat about:
My reasons for removing a photo that I posted. with Tris39 on the Pub Forum

Picture of The Crown
Image posted by paulof horsham
Submitted on Monday, 18th December 2023
With picture contributions to 4673 other pubs
View all this pub's pictures (10 more images)
Only members may add pictures, click to receive free membership

The Crown, Blackheath, SE3

49 Tranquil Vale
SE3
SE3 0BS
Phone: 02088520326
Correct details

Served areas

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

Tris C left this review about The Crown

The Crown Hotel dates from the 16th century as a coaching inn, is operated by Sheppard Neame, which subjected the place to a makeover earlier this year, so I suspect the interior description now no longer matches earlier reviews.
It’s now modern boarded, a blue-grey colour scheme, an interesting copper panelled ceiling, conventional furniture, upright piano for singalongs and masses of eclectic framed prints with some artily placed knickknacks by way of added affectation. The bar area seems new, with some steampunk-style brass and copper piping. Customers were affluent locals, mixed in age including a baby in pram at gone 9.00pm.
There’s the usual five-pump Neame selection, including one of their experimental ‘Cask Club’ offerings: Rumour Mill; I demurred, playing it safe with yet more Neck Oil, £3.55 a half, served by a friendly barmaid.
This isn’t a bad pub, but the slightly contrived interior, like the brewer, isn’t great; the Hare & Billet is next door.

On 30th April 2024 - rating: 5
[User has posted 2009 recommendations about 1975 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Rex Rattus left this review about The Crown

Being a Shepherd Neame pub there are no surprises regarding the beer, with Spitfire, Whitstable Bay and Masterbrew on. I didn't see a menu, but this is the sort of place that must do food.

As others have said, it's now completely opened up and completely modernised. This is the sort of pub that seems to be trying to look like a restaurant as much as a pub. As we passed through the main room at the front I noticed that modern decorative feature - a neatly arranged floor to celing display of logs next to the fireplace on the left. But the room at the back was quite comfortable, with normal tables and chairs, no TVs, a bookcase and some sporting memorabilia on the walls. There was a good amount of outside seating in a roped off area at the front of the pub.

This is not the sort of pub that stands out, but the beer was OK, and it was comfortable enough sitting in the room at the back. It's nothing special, but I quite enjoyed my brief visit to this pub.

On 29th October 2019 - rating: 6
[User has posted 2606 recommendations about 2520 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Graham Coombs left this review about The Crown

A suitably aged building but the glass doors are the first indication that the interior has been totally modernised. Nothing like a traditional pub, although all the elements are here. Not especially unpleasant, but no real character at all. There is a separate wine bar signposted upstairs, available for hire but not open at time of visit. Beers are from Shepherd Neame, although I can't think of many of their pubs where asking for a Spitfire would result in the question "bitter or lager". Pretty stupid and inappropriate reuse of the name anyway, but I digress. The bitter was actually in tolerable but not great condition, so perhaps that was why. Will not be rushing back.

On 30th January 2019 - rating: 5
[User has posted 3353 recommendations about 3290 pubs]


View more reviews of The Crown (7)
External web links for The Crown

Pubs Galore is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Lewisham, 1.25 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Kidbrooke, 1.26 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Hither Green, 1.43 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Crown, SE3
30th Apr 2024, 17:26
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
30th Apr 2024, 17:17
Review submitted by Tris C

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 05 January 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 January 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 30 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 05 January 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 30 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : No last updated 05 January 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 05 January 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 05 January 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 05 January 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 30 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 05 January 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : No last updated 05 January 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 05 January 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 05 January 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : No - major events - last updated 30 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : No last updated 05 January 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 January 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 05 January 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Mondays 19.00. - last updated 30 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes - Shepherd Neame. - last updated 30 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 05 January 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 05 January 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 05 January 2017 by Pub SignMan
Local pubs

Icon Key: Picture Recommendation Rating Closed