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The Rose & Crown, SE1

65 Union Street
SE1
SE1 1SG
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Tris C left this review about The Rose & Crown

Dating from 1813, I suspect the place may have been rebuilt in the 1930s and located in a typical, remote SE1 backwater.
This looks a bit glum from the outside and probably small inside, but it’s actually a rather spacious interior, with a fairly high ceiling; from the reviews, I think this may have had a bit of a makeover since last visited and further research reveals that this took place in 2020, which saw it delisted from being on CAMRA’s heritage interiors’ list. It’s actually part of the Pub Love hostel chain, but I only saw one customer arrive. There’s attractive wood panelling to around half height, then white paint but with a little bare brick. There’s a broadly central and attractive bar array with tubular steel gantry and ‘cinema’ beer board; a fireplace has sadly been covered, but with polychromatic tiles. The floor is rough boarded, with a black and white chequered bar apron; décor comes from framed prints. Furniture is simple and conventional, with tea lights on tables and inoffensive lighting at a sensible level. There’s food, centred around the burger and customers were mixed; lavs were very good.
Ales: Seacider, Titanic Plum Porter (went off on arrival), then Wandle at a very reasonable £4.60 a pint and good, served by a very nice and apologetic barman.
This is actually a very decent place with a boozer feel and off the beaten tourist track; well worth seeking out. A couple of better ales and the Plum Porter being on, would get the score up a bit.

On 9th November 2021 - rating: 6
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Brainy Pool left this review about The Rose & Crown

only Doom Bar on cask. A pretty average pub in truth but it had a nice bright friendly atmosphere about it that I liked. a proper mixed clientele city pub. I talked to a very friendly Jamaican fella in here for at least an hour!

On 1st February 2019 - rating: 7
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john gray left this review about The Rose & Crown

Basic pub,basic keg beers and very basic Doombar on cask.Decent pub though.

On 26th December 2017 - rating: 5
[User has posted 965 recommendations about 951 pubs]


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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Bridge, 0.56 miles, 10 min walk (show)
London Bridge, 0.56 miles, 10 min walk (show)
London Cannon Street, 0.64 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Rose & Crown, SE1
9th Nov 2021, 22:26
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9th Nov 2021, 19:54
Review submitted by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 09 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 09 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 09 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 09 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 09 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes - Burger-orientated. - last updated 09 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 09 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 09 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 09 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 09 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 09 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 09 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 09 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 April 2017 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 09 November 2021 by Tris C
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