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Requested be closed with reason - Temporary: Purchased by Hook Norton and being refurbished (Sept 2019)

The Crown, Wallingford

High Street
Benson
Postal town: Wallingford
OX10 6RP
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Komakino . left this review about The Crown

A "locally" pub of the main road through Benson and under GK's auspices. Horseshoe-shaped bar with pool table in an alcove to the left and dining hidden away via a couple of steps to the right. Three GK variants available - IPA, Abbot Ale and London Glory (didn't bother and a Kronenbourg for £4.10 was about right - South Oxfordshire verges on London prices). Bare-boarded throughout apart from the dining area, a TV showed BBC News on mute to the left-hand wall above a fireplace, accompanied by a fruit machine to its right and dartboard to its left above a pile of hewn logs. The bar itself had dark red studded leather cushioning against its front panels. Some sporting paraphernalia in the pool room to the left including a signed Reading shirt, a photo of Muhammad Ali and more than one photo of the iconic Bobby Moore-on-shoulders-holding-the-Jules-Rimet. It felt like things were going to kick off in any minute, so I didn't hang about for long.

On 14th July 2017 - rating: 3
[User has posted 953 recommendations about 953 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Cholsey, 4.96 miles, 1 hr 35 min walk (show)
Appleford, 6.98 miles, 2 hr 14 min walk (show)
Didcot Parkway, 7.77 miles, 2 hr 30 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Crown, Benson
14th Sep 2019, 10:22
Request to mark pub as closed by Quinno _ approved
 
14th Sep 2019, 10:22
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Quinno _, with included notes: Temporary: Purchased by Hook Norton and being refurbished (Sept 2019)

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 14 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 14 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 14 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 14 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 14 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 14 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 14 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 14 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 14 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • Function Room : No last updated 14 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 14 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 14 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 14 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • Live Music : No last updated 14 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 14 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • Micropub : No last updated 14 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • Pinball : No last updated 14 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 14 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 14 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 14 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 14 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : No last updated 14 July 2017 by Komakino .
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