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Crown Inn (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Rooster's - Londinium (Taylors of Harrogate Traditional Coffee Porter)Exceptional1
Abbeydale - Beer Works Dr Morton's Tie BreakerExceptional1
Mallinsons - Hopped No.15Excellent1
Abbeydale - VespersExcellent1
Gundog (re-named now see Acton Ales entry) - StagExcellent1
Wilson Potter - CascaleExcellent1
Mallinsons - SimcoeExcellent1
Northern (see also Blakemere) - Blakemere Mamba MildExcellent1
Wilson Potter - LXExcellent1
Mallinsons - Beth's BitterExcellent1
Salopian - Blackwater Loan SharkExcellent1
Bollington - White NancyExcellent2
Hop Studio - BlondeGood1
Oscars (formerly Hart of Preston) - Lancashire BestGood1
Blackedge - I.P.A.Good1
Blue Monkey - B G SipsGood1
Facer's - Clwyd GoldGood1
Brass Monkey - BitterAcceptable1
Rudgate - Dirty ClubsAcceptable1
Beowulf - Finn's Hall PorterNot Tried0
Fyne - Brewer's FuelNot Tried0
Pictish - Blue MoonNot Tried0
Acton Ales (formerly Gundog) - Alnmouth AleNot Tried0
Morton - Forever in Darkness MildNot Tried0
Blindmans - Coyote UglyNot Tried0
Outstanding - Mags' Curious StoutNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Copper Dragon - Golden PippinNot Tried0
Burton Bridge - Top Dog StoutNot Tried0
Big Lamp - BitterNot Tried0
Beowulf - Dark RavenNot Tried0
Millstone - Tiger RutNot Tried0
Pictish - BravoNot Tried0
Copper Dragon - Black GoldNot Tried0
Pictish - Brewers GoldNot Tried0
Distant Hills (was Howard Town) - Glott's HopNot Tried0
Facer's - Flintshire BitterNot Tried0
Titanic - MildNot Tried0
Mantle - Dark HeartNot Tried0
Picture 1. Crown Inn, Stockport, Greater Manchester
Picture 2. Crown Inn, Stockport, Greater Manchester

Visits Details

27 Mar 2014 (HSB)
12:00 Monthly old railwaymen's get together. Beer as good as usual. Sadly the cook had gone so there was no food. After 90 minutes our party split between those who wanted to drink and those in search of food.
Facer's - Clwyd Gold3.50Good
Hop Studio - Blonde3.50Good
Blackedge - I.P.A.4.70Good
Copper Dragon - Black Gold3.70Not Tried
Copper Dragon - Golden Pippin3.90Not Tried
Pictish - Brewers Gold3.80Not Tried
Distant Hills (was Howard Town) - Glott's Hop5.00Not Tried
Bollington - White Nancy4.10Not Tried
Facer's - Flintshire Bitter3.70Not Tried
Mantle - Dark Heart5.20Not Tried
Fyne - Brewer's Fuel5.00Not Tried
Acton Ales (formerly Gundog) - Alnmouth Ale4.10Not Tried
Blindmans - Coyote Ugly3.60Not Tried
09 Sep 2012 (Alenomore)
19:00 visit. Great to see this old place again, and still a top real pub, with no less than six more winners found from the 14 ales on! After todays mammouth session, the bus back to Piccadilly was a welcome sight! And it was a lot easier to add these postings at home, sober, in my spare time, than trying to decipher the stuff in my notebook on Monday morning after this lot! My three local compatriots looked after me admirably too. Cheers. Current 2013 gbg entry and 24 times previous in; 1976-83/8/95-2000/2-6/9-12
Rooster's - Londinium (Taylors of Harrogate Traditional Coffee Porter)5.50ExceptionalFifth, decent winner.
Abbeydale - Beer Works Dr Morton's Tie Breaker5.10ExceptionalSuperb.
Bollington - White Nancy4.10ExcellentHad before, but very good.
Gundog (re-named now see Acton Ales entry) - Stag4.90ExcellentA1 again.
Mallinsons - Simcoe3.90Excellent
Salopian - Blackwater Loan Shark4.00ExcellentA1 winner.
Mallinsons - Hopped No.153.80ExcellentThe final winner today, No.21..What a session. Welcome back to Gtr. Manchester.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Copper Dragon - Golden Pippin3.90Not Tried
Burton Bridge - Top Dog Stout5.00Not Tried
Big Lamp - Bitter3.90Not Tried
Beowulf - Dark Raven4.50Not Tried
Millstone - Tiger Rut4.00Not Tried
Pictish - Bravo4.70Not TriedThis winner slipped by today!
24 May 2012 (HSB)
Another venue for my group of retired railwaymen
Abbeydale - Vespers4.20Excellent
Bollington - White Nancy4.10Excellent
Wilson Potter - Cascale3.70Excellent
Wilson Potter - LX3.60Excellent
Mallinsons - Beth's Bitter3.90Excellent
16 Apr 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Always my halfway house on way from Railway Station to Magnet. Only beers on the left hand sticks are listed to give flavour of the range.
Blue Monkey - B G Sips4.00GoodCitrus flavour to the lips. Was not minded to have a second.
Beowulf - Finn's Hall Porter4.70Not Tried
Pictish - Blue Moon6.00Not Tried
Facer's - Clwyd Gold3.50Not Tried
Morton - Forever in Darkness Mild4.00Not Tried
Outstanding - Mags' Curious Stout5.30Not Tried
07 May 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Bustling with a good crowd in Saturday lunchtime.
Northern (see also Blakemere) - Blakemere Mamba Mild4.00ExcellentBlack mild with a dark chocolate and toffee malt character and low hoppiness. Sweetish finish. My score 16/20.
04 May 2011 (ChrisE)
The final pub on a tour of Stockport. Very busy, and an excellent range of beers.
Oscars (formerly Hart of Preston) - Lancashire Best3.90GoodA good session bitter.
21 Nov 2009 (Martin the Mildman)
Busy on a Saturday afternoon.
Brass Monkey - Bitter3.80AcceptableHoppy and bitter with little malt balance. Bitter finish. My score 14/20.
25 Jul 2009 (Martin the Mildman)
Multi roomed freehouse with up to 16 beers on tap from local and not so local breweries. Frequent winner of local CAMRA awards.
Rudgate - Dirty Clubs4.00AcceptableSweetish with a slight hint of diacetyl. My score 14/20.
Titanic - Mild3.50Not Tried

About the Crown Inn

The pub sign. Crown Inn, Stockport, Greater Manchester

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK4 1AR.

Grade II listed building in Heaton Lane almost under the railway viaduct arches, built in the late 18th century and was actually a small brewery run by Mr and Mrs John Fallows from 1823 to at least 1833. It was originally built as 3 adjoining cottages that were later combined. Located under a famous Stockport landmark, the railway viaduct, which was constructed in 1843 and later added to. Has an outside stage in the beer garden for live music events. Has won various local CAMRA branch and regional Pub of the Year awards including runners-up in the 2008 National Pub of the Year competition. Closed and boarded 01/01/2021 and to-let following death of licensee, reopened as the New Crown Inn (New used on Facebook not externally on signs) on 11th November 2021. 12 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 38 different beers and tried 19 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SK4 1AR