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Ye Olde Rose & Crown, Greenwich, SE10

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
1 Crooms Hill
SE10
SE10 8ER
Phone: 02082931898
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Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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Tris C left this review about Ye Olde Rose & Crown

Dating from the start of the 19th century, the current structure was rebuilt in 1899, an ‘E’ added to ‘Old’ since the last review.
This was a former Taylor Walker outlet (now Greene King), their brass hanging lights still in situ. Otherwise, it’s a simple affair with a fake ‘old’ bar back, modern boarded floor and grey and blue colour scheme; furniture is traditional, normal height and tall. What is of note are the prominent PowerPoint presentations advertising all the cabaret action, for this is a gay pub. There’s Drag Race Thursdays and acts from the likes of Sissy Lee, Moira Less and the peripatetic Wilma Ballsdrop. Customers were a general mix, along with some obviously gay and lesbian drinkers, the overall atmosphere being good, but having passed it the previous Thursday when the neighbouring Greenwich Theatre had disgorged its customers into its clutches, it can be a bit of a bear pit.
The ale front amounted to just GK IPA, so it was a half of Neck Oil at £3.45, served by a very friendly barman.
This place is probably ok for those exiting the adjacent theatre and is obviously at the epicentre of Greenwich’s gay scene, but otherwise there’s better – marginally – to be had nearby.

On 1st April 2023 - rating: 4
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Rex Rattus left this review about Ye Old Rose & Crown

This is a Taylor Walker pub, but with not much of an ale choice. There were three handpumps on the counter, but two were unclipped and the third was dispensing Hop Stuff Single (£2.20 a half - typical Greenwich pricing). It was actually rather good, and it was a nice enough day to enjoy a very hoppy beer, but a choice would be nice. There are single sheet pub grub style menus, as you would expect from a Taylor Walker pub. The Big Ben burger is £11.49, but includes chips, cheese, bacon, onion rings and an egg. In fact every price on the menu ended in 9p, so I guess they must stock up with 1p coins! I don't think anyone will be fooled by the 99p ploy these days, as I think we can all work out that £10.99 is really eleven quid.

But never mind that. The pub has the usual TW furnishings - there's a bare-boarded area on the right with mainly tall tables/tall stools but with a couple of normal tables and chairs, and on the left is a carpeted area with more normal tables and chairs. The faux antique look is present here. I don't think that there's anything of heritage interest remaining now, but the moder bar back is at least designed to look traditional. Having said all that, it's actually quite a comfortable and clean pub.

As the rugby World Cup was on there's Union Flag bunting strung acress the room, plus Guinness and "Ask About Cask" bunting as well. I'm not sure what one is supposed to ask about cask; I asked about cask and was told they only had the one on. The rugby was popular though, with a group of Spanish tourists thoroughly engrossed in it. This pub's not perfect, but is a decent place to stop off for a pint and is probably worth wandering to from the tourist centre of Greenwich to find a slightly less crowded pub.

On 28th September 2015 - rating: 6
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hondo . left this review about Ye Old Rose & Crown

Taylor Walker pub next to Greenwich Theatre with an L shaped interior serving 3 real ales and food.

On 1st May 2015 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by elizabeth mcgraw
Greenwich, 0.6 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Maze Hill, 0.89 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Deptford, 1.23 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Ye Olde Rose & Crown, SE10
1st Apr 2023, 17:49
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
31st Mar 2023, 18:07
Review submitted by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 31 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 20 October 2014 by Malden man
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  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% and student discounts on Monday. - last updated 31 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 07 August 2013 by Michael Wright
  • Darts : No last updated 20 October 2014 by Malden man
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 01 May 2015 by hondo .
  • Function Room : No last updated 31 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 September 2015 by Rex Rattus
  • Jukebox : No last updated 31 March 2023 by Tris C
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  • Micropub : No last updated 27 January 2023 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 20 October 2014 by Malden man
  • Pool Table : No last updated 20 October 2014 by Malden man
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 31 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 28 September 2015 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 20 October 2014 by Malden man
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 01 May 2015 by hondo .
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