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Crown Inn, Stockport Central, Stockport

154 Heaton Lane
Phone: 01614805850
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Rob Hunter left this review about Crown Inn

Paid a visit on Saturday evening. My last visit was in 2016 so I was well overdue refreshing my memory. I think I counted 11 hand pulls at the bar, which is pretty impressive, but reading some of the earlier reviews suggest there may be 16 in which case I must have missed some. Of these there were two dark beers, both milds. One was the Dark Ruby by Sarah Hughes, which was very tempting but decided to try the Velvet Mild by Naylor's instead, which was very acceptable.

I love the traditional feel of this pub, down to the etched glass on the entrance door and the toilets, and its two rooms off to the left.

A good pub and one I would be happy to go back to.

On 11th March 2019 - rating: 8
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Pub SignMan left this review about Crown Inn

This pub must have one of the most dramatic settings in the UK, situated as it is, beneath the enormous Stockport viaduct, but it's worth a visit for far more than just the view. The pub has a traditional multiple room layout and aside from a few tastefully replaced fixtures and fittings, looks to have been relatively untouched over the years. You enter into the main bar which is bare boarded and has a white tiled passageway to the left which leads towards the rear of the building, passing other rooms along the way. The front bar has an L-shaped servery on the back wall with a painted counter and modern canopy which has details of the beers available on it. To the right is a rather sparsely furnished little room with minimal furnishing which appeared to be the least attractive of the four seating areas. More inviting were the two rooms to the left, both off the corridor. These have nice padded fixed benches, attractive tiled fireplaces and appropriately traditional decor. Similarly, there is a larger room behind the servery with the same seating options and its own fireplace and all of these rooms retain their old bell pushes. There was a reasonable crowd in on our Friday evening visit and a fairly mixed clientele for what is quite a traditional pub.
The pub has won numerous CAMRA accolades over the years and was a national pub of the year finalist back in 2009, so I had high hopes for the beer. Thankfully, I wasn't disappointed, with a wide ale selection available including Salopian Oracle, Milk Street Funky Monkey, Oakham Moon Landing, Poynton Viaduct and Vulcan, Hoptimism Cask Beer, Banks & Taylor Extra Stout, Stockport Stock Porter, Pictish Willamette and Borough Orange County IPA. I tried the Stock Porter which turned out to be the best pint I had on a day full of outstanding beer. The only drawback to my visit was the fairly hopeless service which saw a comedy of errors play out between the staff, resulting in me being stuck at the bar for a good 10 minutes or so before I got served.
Despite this drawback, I really loved this place and thought it was the pick of all the great pubs I visited in Stockport. It has a very warm, welcoming feel to it and the traditional interior is of the sort that makes you just want to settle down for a long session. Then there is the beer, which I found to be spot on and with such a wide selection to try, a longer session is really required to fully do the place justice.

On 8th January 2018 - rating: 9
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Quinno _ left this review about Crown Inn

A quick revisit found things as usual. I ended-up with a Poynton Viaduct which was passable (I paid the price for not sticking to class breweries like Oakham I suppose). Maybe I was unlucky, but so far my beer has been 50/50 over four attempts. The atmosphere and interior are first rate, mind you.

January 2017
Iconic freehouse located pretty spectacularly in the shadow of the vast rail viaduct that spans the Mersey and bisects this part of Stockport. Inside is a traditional multi-roomed old schooler with many original features - snugs, leather bench seats, bell-pushes, dividers and the like leading off the main bar. A quiet pub, so just the hubbub of conversation on my visit. One of the biggest simultaneous cask ranges in the UK, with (so I’m told – I didn’t bother to count) up to 16 ales available at any one time. Tried three of the beers, two from Stockport and one from Salopian. Quality was good, though one I think was at the fag-end of the barrel and in retrospect I should have taken it back. It’s a fine pub and absolutely worth a special trip to sample. Rated 9

On 1st December 2017 - rating: 8
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Stockport, 0.5 miles, 9 min walk (show)
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