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The Crown Inn, Craven Arms

Clunton
Clunton
Postal town: Craven Arms
SY7 0HU
Phone: 01588660265
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Will Larter left this review about Crown Inn

I missed doing a revisit here on my Shropshire cycling tour in 2014, due to road works between here and Clun where I was staying, so I made a point of approaching from a different direction on this year's tour, just in case. I was glad I did, because it was at the Crown that I found my beer of the week: Hobsons Best. Now some might say what's so special about Hobson's Best, and I must agree that I'd had several of the same brew and many others like it from other breweries while in the area. But this one was excellent to the point of being in a different class. I was only going to have a half, but it was so good I had another. That's the only downside to cycling, beer-wise - drinking only halves and limited to one per stop. Luckily I was only two miles from my destination so was able to treat myself. The landlord and his half-dozen late afternoon customers were friendly and welcoming and I had no trouble at all in giving the pub an extra point compared with my review of 2013. Now looking forward to my next visit.

On 25th May 2017 - rating: 9
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Will Larter left this review about Crown Inn

This is an old fashioned village inn with two rooms at the front for diners and tourists, and a public bar at the back for locals. I happened to call in just as the evening rush was subsiding - it was fish & chips night - and someone before me at the bar was paying for the food he had just eaten and sending his compliments to the cook. (Paying after you've eaten - what a refreshing change!)

A magnificent stone fireplace has pride of place next to the bar, where there are four hand pumps. Beers available on my visit were Stonehouse Station Bitter and Hobsons Best Bitter. I had the Stonehouse, which was also a best bitter and just the sort of beer I like. It was in excellent condition and only £2.60 a pint. The Clun valley is a delightful place but we can't all live there; the fantasy solution would be to encapsulate this pub and set it up wherever you happen to be for the night.

On 3rd September 2013 - rating: 8
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Crown Inn

Really enjoyed my visit here, manager very friendly and locals alike - had great conversation. This pub has great character and also well kept ales. I would like to try the food on my next visit, as it has a great reputation. Will call again.

On 9th March 2011 - rating: 9
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Hopton Heath, 4.18 miles, 1 hr 20 min walk (show)
Broome, 4.51 miles, 1 hr 27 min walk (show)
Bucknell, 6.88 miles, 2 hr 12 min walk (show)
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22nd Oct 2017, 17:53
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Pub Details

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  • Beer Festivals : Yes - October - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 29 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 29 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Darts : Yes last updated 03 September 2013 by Will Larter
  • Hot Food : Yes - Thu/Fri/Sat evening; Sun lunch; Wed fish & chips. - last updated 03 September 2013 by Will Larter
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 29 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 03 September 2013 by Will Larter
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 03 September 2013 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
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