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The Crown, Oxford Central, Oxford

59A Cornmarket Street
Oxford
OX1 3HB
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Nicholsons (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Crown

A Nicholson’s pub set back from the road in an alleyway leading down to a pleasant courtyard, it certainly looks quite enticing and is the sort of place you can’t resist wandering in to in order to explore further.

Internally it’s got quite a traditional feel with plenty of black beams on a white plastered ceiling, as well as white plasterwork on the walls and dark wood panelling on the lower part of the walls. Flooring was a mixture of wood strip and some old flagstones at the rear, with large windows giving views out on to the courtyard. Some glass panelling was etched with the Nicholson’s logo, and a number of old black and white pictures of the locale were on the walls. A chalkboard on the wall advertised a number of forthcoming events, including a Lego evening which is one that I’ve not seen before.

Beers on tap were their own Nicholson’s Pale Ale, Adnam’s Ghost Ship, Brakspear Oxford Gold, Oakham Scarlet Macaw, Siren Sound Wave, Black Sheep and Doom Bar. Ciders on tap meanwhile were Mortimer’s Orchard Original and English Berry varieties, as well as Old Rosie and Rosie’s Pig racked up on boxes behind the bar.

On 16th November 2018 - rating: 7
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Tris C left this review about The Crown

As others have said, this place bears an uncanny resemblance to the Chequers up the road. Fairly typical in its Nicholson's format though much better maintained than my last visit at least 15 years ago. Given the number of tourists milling around the locale, it was surprisingly quiet.
Worth a visit for curiosity value, but as this is a central Oxford pub, it's a magnet for both tourists and students alike.

On 5th September 2016 - rating: 4
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Crown

A good solid Nicholson chain establishment that, despite being on the busy Cornmarket Street, was not overrun with tourists. probably due to its location at the bottom of a courtyard entrance.
Internally plenty of the usual dark wood décor familiar with Nicholson’s establishments with wooden floors , tables and chairs and low dark beamed ceilings.
But it also benefits from having a very pleasant outside seating area in the courtyard area to the front.
It was the last pub of the day for me so although I can’t remember the details I remember that the beers available were fairly mainstream offerings from the Nicholson list but I do remember also going for the Red Squirrel Hopfest Pale which was a good way to finish the day.

On 15th August 2016 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Oxford, 0.64 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Oxford Parkway, 3.72 miles, 1 hr 11 min walk (show)
Radley, 5.44 miles, 1 hr 45 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Crown, Oxford
10th Dec 2018, 11:31
Pub map correction submitted by Alan Hurdle approved
 
10th Dec 2018, 11:31
Pub map correction submitted by Alan Hurdle

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 23 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 23 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Courtyard - last updated 23 July 2016 by Bucking Fastard
  • Car Park : No last updated 23 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 23 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 23 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 23 July 2016 by Bucking Fastard
  • Jukebox : No last updated 23 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 23 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes - Some Fridays - last updated 23 July 2016 by Bucking Fastard
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 23 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 23 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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