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Crown Tavern (Mitchells & Butlers)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Itchen Valley - DanaExcellent1
St Austell - Proper JobExcellent1
Rudgate - Shed 7 Going for Gold Excellent1
Castle Rock - Elsie MoExcellent1
Moor - Somerland GoldGood1
Fuller's - London PrideAcceptable1
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the GarterNot Tried0
Robinsons - build a rocket boys!Not Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - HopfestNot Tried0
Inveralmond - Ossian's AleNot Tried0
Leeds - MonsoonNot Tried0
Harviestoun - Old Engine OilNot Tried0
Wychwood - HobgoblinNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Moles - Mole CatcherNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Wooha - PorterNot Tried0
Picture 1. Crown Tavern, Clerkenwell, Central London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

10 Mar 2018 (ChrisE)
Saturday afternoon and a mix of diners and those watching sports on the television screens. I had not been here before and only came in because it was open on a Saturday unlike many of the pubs around here. A surprisingly good selection of beers and prompt friendly service.
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70ExcellentIn good condition, shame about the new pump clip.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Wooha - Porter5.00Not Tried
20 Oct 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Dave R and I came here when we found the nearby Three Kings too busy. Busy here too, but it is a larger space.
St Austell - Proper Job4.50ExcellentA good, hoppy pint in excellent condition.
Rudgate - Shed 7 Going for Gold 4.00ExcellentA golden beer with lots of citrus and mango hop flavours.
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Moles - Mole Catcher5.00Not Tried
16 Jan 2013 (Stephen Harris)
A brief visit for a quick half. Pub quite busy, but the manager had time for a chat.
Itchen Valley - Dana3.80ExcellentA pale, slightly hazy, single-hopped beer with a pronounced citrus hop aroma. Unusual hop flavours.
Inveralmond - Ossian's Ale4.10Not Tried
Leeds - Monsoon4.20Not Tried
Harviestoun - Old Engine Oil4.50Not Tried
14 May 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Not overcrowded on Monday early evening.
Moor - Somerland Gold5.00GoodSold to me as Red Squirrel Hopfest, but they clearly had the pump clips reversed.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10AcceptableThe only beer on when I arrived, as others were pulled through.
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the Garter3.80Not Tried
Robinsons - build a rocket boys!4.00Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Hopfest3.80Not Tried

About the Crown Tavern

The pub sign. Crown Tavern, Clerkenwell, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Clerkenwell, Central London, EC1R 0EG.

This pub was present here by the early 18th century and has long been well-known in the area. Nineteenth century notoriety came from the attached Apollo Music Hall and Concert Rooms, whilst Lenin and Stalin are said to have met up for a pint in the back room once in 1905. These days it is better known for its beer and food. There are several rooms at ground and first floor levels, plus an extensive outdoor seating area at the front on Clerkenwell Green.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 17 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: EC1R 0EG