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The Crown & Cushion, Lambeth, SE1

133 Westminster Bridge Road
SE1
SE1 7HR
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Tris C left this review about The Crown & Cushion

Dating from the late 18th century, this pub was rebuilt in the 1930s by who else other than A. E. Sewell, inhouse architect for Truman’s; indeed, much of the Truman’s regalia remains, including gold eagle motifs above the doors, each surmounted by a crown and cushion; it’s all very attractive, but what’s not so attractive is the general mess to the frontage, projecting Guinness sign and ugly, poorly maintained Carling sign hanging from the right-hand frontage; all the written narrative looks scruffy too.
The Guinness sign is a clue to the pub’s metier, for this is an Irish pub: the floor’s bare boarded; there’s at least one raised area with an altogether woody interior, three-quarter height original natural wood panelling, traditional furniture with some pew seating, oil lamp-style sconces (probably original) and a veritable treasure trove of Gaelic gallimaufry along with knickknacks such as old radios, a clocking-in machine and typewriter to name but a few; a flight of stairs leads up to the Anglo-Thai dining room. Customers were a very mixed bunch, though trending towards the older end of the spectrum and seemingly none Irish, all making for a very good atmosphere, let down by football commentary (no-one watching) intruding into an otherwise good ambient soundtrack.
Surprisingly there is cask ale here, the two GK offerings (IPA/OSH) wisely eschewed in favour of the far more welcome Bermondsey Best at £2.60 a half and in good nick, served by a friendly barman.
A characterful boozer with a colourful cast of characters, this is comfortably the best pub in the vicinity; a better choice of cask beer would get the score up.

On 2nd June 2023 - rating: 7
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E TA left this review about The Crown & Cushion

Well described by others, below.  I found the pub welcoming and a positive improvement over the many chain bars and dives in the area, the staff friendly and the commuters tolerable.  Ales on were GK IPA, Old Speckled Hen and Sharp’s Coaster; the latter was in excellent condition.  I’d definitely include in a crawl. 

On 25th March 2020 - rating: 7
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Steve C left this review about The Crown & Cushion

The Crown and Cushion is an Irish pub with an English, Tao and Thai menu that can be eaten in or collected. The traditional Victorian décor is somewhat hidden behind lots of Irish paraphernalia, but the old school boozer atmosphere is not lost. I counted two plasma screens that were airing horse racing and I noted the presence of a dartboard, although there was a rather large table on the oche. Upstairs is a function room and the free Wi-Fi passcode was on the wall for all to use. I found the landlady to be very friendly and it is always reassuring to find yourself standing next to a vicar whilst supping at the bar. Available from the bar was a standard keg range and surprisingly for an Irish pub there were three hand pumps. These were drawing Greene King’s Old Speckled Hen, IPA and Santa’s Goliath Sack… titter! As Irish pubs go I thought this place was OK.

On 1st February 2017 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Tris C
London Waterloo, 0.54 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Elephant & Castle, 0.89 miles, 17 min walk (show)
London Charing Cross, 0.94 miles, 18 min walk (show)
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6th Jun 2023, 22:03
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 June 2023 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 02 June 2023 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 02 June 2023 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 06 September 2009 by hondo .
  • Car Park : No last updated 01 February 2023 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 01 February 2023 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 02 June 2023 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 02 June 2023 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes - Anglo-Thai. - last updated 02 June 2023 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 02 June 2023 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 02 June 2023 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 02 June 2023 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 02 June 2023 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 June 2023 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 02 June 2023 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 02 June 2023 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 02 June 2023 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 02 September 2016 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Cider : No last updated 02 June 2023 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 02 June 2023 by Tris C
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