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The Crown, Soho, W1

64 Brewer Street
St James
W1
W1F 9TP
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Nicholsons (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Crown

A small Nicholson's street corner pub with a low ceiling and a side section stuffed full of dining style tables making quite a jumble although there is a large banquette at the rear.Limited seating around the servery,most punters were drinking vertically.Flatscreen were playing womens football,I assume terrestrial TV only available.
There are 6 handpumps but with some reversed that left St Austell Lunar Landing,Nicholsons (St Austell) Pale,a real cider and Wild Beer Belgium Pale (more like a wheat,NBSS 2.5)
There are better Nicholson's ,so not sure why this pub is in the 2020 GBG.Not memorable at all.

On 6th October 2019 - rating: 6
[User has posted 2015 recommendations about 2015 pubs]


Ian Mapp left this review about The Crown

Small Nicholsons pubs - instant corporate feel - three or four real ales on - London Pride was added after I had been served. Brew York X Panda was in good condition.

Nothing to really make it stand out from other London Pubs.

On 17th February 2019 - rating: 6
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Crown

This is a small L-shaped Nicholson’s pub on the fringes of Soho, just a short walk from Piccadilly Circus tube station. The pub is typical of many central London boozers, with a compact interior causing a significant overspill of customers to find their way out across the pavement outside. The pub has a bare boarded room with the servery on the back wall. The bar has a pretty standard dark wood counter and bar back, the main feature of which is a few carved monkeys which sit atop the bar back shelving, whilst some industrial looking lamp shades hang over the counter. A button backed banquette runs along the front wall under some Nicholson’s branded windows, and it has been broken up along its length by a few wood and glass partitioning screens. A few old photos line the walls in this front part of the pub and there was a TV screen on one wall showing muted news coverage whilst bland pop tunes played in the background. The room extends back down the left hand side where more banquette and chair seating can be found. There is some fine panelling back here plus another TV screen and a nice cabinet full of glasses, tankards and the like. Stairs lead up to the Hickford Room – a typical Nicholson’s first floor dining room which I only caught a quick peek into.
Nicholson’s pubs are usually a decent bet for a varied ale range, but this place had a rather uninspired selection comprising Fullers London Pride, Sharps Doom Bar, Nicholson’s Pale Ale, St Austell Tribute and Windsor and Eton Knight of the Garter. The latter was £4.50 for a pint and in modest condition, not really anything to write home about but sufficient to slake my thirst after a delayed journey into the city.
I think the Nicholson’s format normally works well in central London but this place seemed to be a weaker version of the chain thanks to the cramped confines in which it operates, which may also explain the underwhelming ale range. Soho is full of slightly above average pubs, many of which are easily interchangeable – you can now add this one to that list.

On 24th July 2018 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Steve C
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Latest updates View all updates for The Crown, W1
6th Oct 2019, 11:28
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard
 
17th Feb 2019, 11:16
Review submitted by Ian Mapp

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