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The Crown (JD Wetherspoon), Berkhamsted Town, Berkhamsted

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145 High Street
Berkhamsted
HP4 3HH
Phone: 01442863993
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J D Wetherspoon

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Aqualung . left this review about The Crown (JD Wetherspoon)

There are probably more original pubs in the Wetherspoon estate than most people realise and this is another one. Certainly in the London area they tend to be large suburban pubs often with a troubled past and many were music venues.
This is a genuine rambling old coaching inn with all sorts of nooks and crannies.
It's much bigger inside than it looks from the front.
It is GBG 2015 listed so the beer selection was on the face of it slightly disappointing. Four beers were doubled up, GK IPA, Tring Moongazing, the American Wadworth's Mermaid's Red and the American Banks's Young Henry. On their own were Haresfoot Sundial, White Park Bedford Best and a cider with one unused pump. On the plus side there was no Abbot or any of the three national beers so maybe the doubling up wasn't as bad as it first seemed especially as there were three Locale beers and two of the American series.
I went for the Tring Moongazing (£2.60) which looked like it was going to be a boring brown beer but turned out to be extremely tasty and a bit of a hop bomb.
The price for this 4.2% beer struck me as expensive for a Spoons.

On 5th October 2014 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Crown (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a Wetherspoons pub on Berkhamsted High Street, but crucially, there has been a pub on this site since the 1740’s, which means this place doesn’t quite fall into the uniformity associated with this chain. Originally called ‘The Crown’ the pub has been through countless name changes over the years before Wetherspoons took over in 1998 and returned it to its original name. You enter into a surprisingly cosy, bare brick seating area with, of all things, a lit fire which was proving very popular on a bracing winter’s afternoon. You move through the pub, which is quite narrow but goes back a long way, to find the servery in the mid section, running down the left hand wall. Opposite there is a strange conservatory type area which gets a lot of light compared to the rest of the pub, despite being hemmed in by buildings on all four sides. Further to the rear there is a presumably newer section with a split level seating area which felt perhaps the most like the typical Wetherspoons format, despite another Spoons rarity in the shape of two dartboards. Several TV screens were showing the usual muted rolling news channels and at the rear there was a decent garden which was well lit by the winter sun.
On the bar there were two banks of hand pumps offering two Spoons regulars, two ciders and four guests, with some of the pumps doubled up. I went for a pint of the Red Squirrel Mister Squirrel at £2.25, which was a pretty good pint. There was a good crowd in at lunchtime and I had to go all the way to the very back of the pub before I found a free table.
I warmed to this place and thought it was a good variation on a well tested format which might appeal to people who dislike the chain for its formulaic approach. Worth popping in to see what’s on the bar and maybe settling in if you can grab a spot near the fire.

On 23rd February 2013 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Crown (JD Wetherspoon)

At least this 'spoons was once a coaching inn,and there is some internal interest with two small room to the right of the entrance,low ceilings and exposed wooden posts.Opposite the central bar there is a small conservatory while at the rear there are two more sections one with a flat screen ,the other giving access to a large sloping garden with many different levels joined together by a paved path.
I liked the wood panelling ,the gallery landing to the loos and the rambling interior but the identikit furniture reminds you of the chain ethos.
Two banks of six handpumps but with two given over to real cider,and GK Abbott,Ruddles Bitter,London Pride and Adnams Broadside all doubled up ,it only left two guests to choose from in the form of Tring Up and Under and Newby Wyke HMS Warrior (£2.20 ,decent shape)on my trip.As you might expect there were several all day drinkers propping the bar,the atmosphere was a bit downbeat.
This is not the first time I have been underwhelmed by the ale choice here,it falls into the category of "bog standard 'spoons".

On 8th February 2013 - rating: 6
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Berkhamsted, 0.35 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Hemel Hempstead, 3.74 miles, 1 hr 12 min walk (show)
Tring, 5.01 miles, 1 hr 36 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 04 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 04 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Rear Patio - last updated 04 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 04 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 04 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 04 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 04 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 04 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 05 November 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 04 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 04 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 04 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 04 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 05 November 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 04 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 04 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 04 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 04 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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