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The Crown, Soho, W1

64 Brewer Street
St James
W1
W1F 9TP
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Pub Type

Nicholsons (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Will Larter left this review about The Crown

This is a Nicholsons pub on a corner not far from Piccadilly Circus. It's fairly ordinary but well presented. Despite six hand pumps there was only one real ale on the bar at the time of my visit, but this was a very good Sharps Doom Bar, the best of this beer that I'd had for about five years (NBSS 4). The other hand pumps had what may or may not have been a real cider, according to Camra's definition, and three that were marked as being in the process of line cleaning. I'm not sure whether to deprecate the lack of beer choice or celebrate the evidence of one beer being plenty.

My notes made at the time go on at some length about a remarkably large dog that was taking up a lot of the floor space while carefully examining my shoes, perhaps with a view to determining whether they, or I, were digestible. I appear to have survived unscathed.

Date of visit: 15th September 2022

On 25th April 2023 - rating: 6
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Tris C left this review about The Crown

Dating from the early/mid-19th century and amazingly not owned by Greene King, for once.
This is a Nicholson’s outlet, which reopened a few days ago after a refurbishment of some sort. The bar front is match boarded of some type and the floor is newly varnished. Smoky blue paint covers the walls, some of which are panelled. The ceiling is either Anaglypta or match board, but white either way. Furniture is conventional with some studded banquettes. Lighting is typical Victorian-style brass and glass with tea lights in orange holders to tables. There are framed prints for décor, banal music for the ears and lavs up steep stairs. Customers are typically transient and relatively young.
Ales: an unused pump, Doom, Ghost Ship (off), Pride and Nicholson’s Pale Ale at a very (for the area) reasonable £2.45 and decent.
This isn’t a bad pub by Soho standards and should probably be top of your list if needing a drink in the area.

On 19th October 2021 - rating: 6
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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
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Map location corrected by Steve C
London Charing Cross, 0.7 miles, 13 min walk (show)
London Waterloo, 1.49 miles, 28 min walk (show)
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11th Jan 2024, 20:17
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11th Jan 2024, 20:16
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 24 July 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 24 July 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 19 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 24 July 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 24 July 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 24 July 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes - Extra seating upstairs - last updated 25 April 2023 by Will Larter
  • Jukebox : No last updated 24 July 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 24 July 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 24 July 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 19 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 24 July 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 24 July 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 24 July 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 19 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 25 October 2016 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 24 July 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : No - Toilets are upstairs - last updated 25 April 2023 by Will Larter
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 25 October 2016 by hondo .
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