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The Crown, Northbourne, Bournemouth

Broadhurst Avenue
Northbourne
Bournemouth
BH10 6JW
Phone: 01202515386
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Local Pub (Marstons)

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E TA left this review about The Crown

A large 1930s estate pub away from the main road and surrounded by houses. It is currently operated by Marstons. There is a reasonable garden at the back, and parking at the front and one side. There is a tiny smoking shelter by the car park plus a couple of bench seats from which to survey the adjacent bungalows. Inside there are three main areas, a dining room, large bar and a small games room with a pool table. The dining room is decorated in a slightly cap style with framed pictures on the ceiling and a colourful mural. The carpeted bar has a mix of seating styles including a few dining tables, but there are no bar stools. It also has an eclectic mix of decorative styles, some more bizarre than others, including exposed brickwork and two repro fireplaces; the overall effect is of a 1930s sitting room. There is also a gaming machine and TV screens showing BBC News in the bar. The landlord was a cross between Alf Garnett and John Cleese but was pleasant enough once he got over his xenophobia. There were three ales on draft, Razorback and Fortyniner from Ringwood plus Hobgoblin Gold. The beer was in good condition. The pub runs regular theme nights, including quizzes, curry night, steak night and so on. The food was OK but not brilliant. It's a fine local pub but not somewhere you'd travel to deliberately.

On 7th September 2016 - rating: 6
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Chris Downer left this review about Crown & Sceptre

A really splendid pub which has recently had a severe refit. Sticking out like a sore thumb in bungalowville, this large pub is a hidden gem. A large main bar area with a separate but linked dining area, and completely separate games room with darts and pool. Its refit has brought striking internal decoration, including a huge mural in the dining room based on Bournemouth landmarks and history, and a blown-up historical Ordnance Survey map on the ceiling of the main bar. The garden has also been tarted up with a large decked area.
It does good food from an extensive menu which always arrives quickly. Open till midnight at weekends. A lovely relaxed atmosphere, never too noisy that you can't converse and never so busy that you can't move.

On 19th February 2014 - rating: 9
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Latest updates View all updates for The Crown, Bournemouth
7th Sep 2016, 05:50
Review submitted by E TA
 
10th May 2016, 10:53
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 July 2016 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 July 2016 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 22 July 2016 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 22 July 2016 by E TA
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 22 July 2016 by E TA
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 22 July 2016 by E TA
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 22 July 2016 by E TA
  • Darts : Yes last updated 22 July 2016 by E TA
  • Function Room : No last updated 22 July 2016 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 22 July 2016 by E TA
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 22 July 2016 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 July 2016 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 July 2016 by E TA
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 22 July 2016 by E TA
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 22 July 2016 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 22 July 2016 by E TA
  • WiFi : Yes - Marstons own - last updated 26 July 2016 by E TA
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