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The Crown and Shuttle

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Redemption - TrinityExcellent1
Hammerton - N1Excellent1
Truman's - ZephyrExcellent1
Brighton Bier - Grand Havana Smoked PorterExcellent1
Durham - Apollo American IPAGood1
Redemption - Urban DuskGood1
Hackney - Golden AleGood2
Dark Star - SunburstGood1
Hackney - Best BitterAcceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Adnams - ExplorerNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild SwanNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Truman's RunnerNot Tried0
Redemption - HopspurNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Windsor KnotNot Tried0
Redemption - Big ChiefNot Tried0
London Fields - Love Not WarNot Tried0
London Fields - Black FrostNot Tried0
Saltaire - Cascade Pale AleNot Tried0
Crate - Golden AleNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - FreshNot Tried0
Five Points - Hook Island RedNot Tried0
Sharp's - AtlanticNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Truman's - BlindsideNot Tried0
Firebrand - Big Hop Little BeerNot Tried0
Purity - Pure UBUNot Tried0
RedWillow - Witless 1Not Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Crown and Shuttle, Shoreditch, Central London

Visits Details

02 Jun 2018 (Wittenden)
Late afternoon on a warm Saturday:packed and noisy.I was surprised to be made to pay by debit card-I prefer to pay cash for my beer. Not all beers available listed.We were by far the oldest there.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Sunburst4.80GoodSweetish pale ale.
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Redemption - Hopspur4.50Not Tried
30 Jul 2016 (Wittenden)
Packed on a gloomy Saturday late afternoon.Hogarthian interior.We sat under some scaffolding at the back and marvelled at the eclectic decor.Pricey.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hammerton - N14.10ExcellentPale, hoppy 'n' hazy.
Truman's - Zephyr4.40ExcellentLight brown, hoppy 'n' hazy.Salty, like Adnams of old.
Purity - Pure UBU4.50Not Tried
Crate - Golden Ale3.80Not Tried
RedWillow - Witless 13.90Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not Tried
22 Sep 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Very busy in the early evening on a Tuesday with no seating possibilities in either bar or in the large garden. Bouncers on the door.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Trinity3.00ExcellentLovely. But very expensive here per unit of alcohol.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Five Points - Hook Island Red6.00Not Tried
Truman's - Blindside4.40Not Tried
Firebrand - Big Hop Little Beer3.60Not Tried
22 Jul 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening on a Tuesday and this pub is incredibly busy; the back garden in particular is thronged.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Durham - Apollo American IPA4.00GoodPale gold in colour. Sharp, bitter hop tastes.
Saltaire - Cascade Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
Crate - Golden Ale3.80Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Fresh5.50Not Tried
Five Points - Hook Island Red6.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Not Tried
19 Mar 2014 (Baymart)
Looks to me like it has recently been re-opened and re-furbished as a shabby chic centre. Incredibly busy, and not a place to sit at 7pm on the evening I was there. The large beer courtyard/garden was packed, as was the bar area. I quite liked the decor, stripped wood and bare brick worked very well.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hackney - Best Bitter4.40Acceptable
07 Jan 2014 (Stephen Harris)
It is a shame that this pub is so very expensive, because it is a likeable place and I would like to visit more often.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brighton Bier - Grand Havana Smoked Porter5.00ExcellentA black beer with a brown head. Full-flavoured, with a great smoky taste.
Redemption - Hopspur4.50Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Windsor Knot4.00Not Tried
Redemption - Big Chief5.50Not Tried
London Fields - Love Not War4.20Not Tried
London Fields - Black Frost6.00Not Tried
27 Apr 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Saturday lunchtime visit and the pub is fairly quiet, with pretty much everybody out in the back yard. Shame about the high prices (£4:20 for this pint) as this is a very pleasant pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hackney - Golden Ale4.00Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Explorer4.30Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild Swan3.50Not Tried
Redemption - Urban Dusk4.60Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Truman's Runner4.00Not Tried
05 Apr 2013 (Stephen Harris)
This pub re-opened at 6pm after 12 years of dereliction, and by half past it was packed out. Given its location right on the boundary between City Boy and Hipster territories it is bound to be popular. But at £4:20 and upwards a pint for the real ales, Iím not sure how frequent a visitor I shall be.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Urban Dusk4.60GoodA really nice, dark bitter with some roasted malt flavours.
Hackney - Golden Ale4.00GoodGolden and slightly hazy and well-hopped.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Explorer4.30Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild Swan3.50Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Truman's Runner4.00Not Tried

About The Crown and Shuttle

The pub sign. The Crown and Shuttle, Shoreditch, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent4
Good5
Acceptable1
Poor-

The pub is found in Shoreditch, Central London, E1 6PJ.

Long established pub on Shoreditch High Street which has been rebuilt at least twice. Once followed a disastrous fire in 1794; then it was again rebuilt, in the form we see today, in around 1900. A Trumanís house since at least 1870, the pub declined in the 1990s, acquiring a rather unsavoury reputation, and closed in 2001. It lay shuttered and semi-derelict until re-opening on 5 April 2013. The street frontage has been beautifully restored, whilst the two room interior is a stripped back area of bare bricks and wobbly floorboards, with tenth-hand furniture. There is a large backyard.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 29 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E1 6PJ