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Ye Olde Rose & Crown (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London PorterExcellent1
Elgood's - They think it's ale overExcellent1
Kent - Brewers ReserveExcellent1
New River - London TapExcellent1
Windswept - APAExcellent1
Salopian - PushExcellent1
Goose Eye - BlackmoorGood1
Box Steam - Well OiledGood1
Goose Eye - Over and StoutGood1
Salopian - Hop TwisterGood1
Signal - Absolutely FuggledGood1
East London (ELB) - JamboreeGood1
Ossett - JesterGood1
Purity - Mad GooseNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - GuardsmanNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
1648 - Choc Orange MildNot Tried0
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Hambleton - Stud BlondeNot Tried0
Dark Star - FestivalNot Tried0
Brewster's - DecadenceNot Tried0
1648 - 3 ThreadsNot Tried0
Wishbone - KoruNot Tried0
New River - Riverbed RedNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Crouch Vale - AmarilloNot Tried0
Harviestoun - Bitter & TwistedNot Tried0
Weltons - Old CockyNot Tried0
Acorn - BullseyeNot Tried0
Leeds - Leeds BestNot Tried0
Bosun's - Bermuda TriangleNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Vale - Red KiteNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterNot Tried0
1648 - La BlondeNot Tried0
Woodforde's - WherryNot Tried0
Goose Eye - Goose Eye BitterNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Pale AleNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Weltons - Kaffee DunkelNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Picture 1. Ye Olde Rose & Crown, Walthamstow, Greater London
Picture 2. Ye Olde Rose & Crown, Walthamstow, Greater London
Picture 3. Ye Olde Rose & Crown, Walthamstow, Greater London

Visits Details

04 Feb 2022 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit from when the pub opened at a few minutes past 2pm, a fairly large group of us stayed for most of the afternoon. I noteced a poster for the Socialist Worker displayed in the bar. Currently three instead of the usual six cask ales on offer with COVID taking the blame.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Salopian - Hop Twister4.50Good
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
27 Aug 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Very quiet tonight with the bank holiday weekend been and gone.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ossett - Jester4.00GoodPale and dry. Fruity hops.
Box Steam - Well Oiled4.30GoodA pleasant, lightweight, amber-coloured IPA.
Bosun's - Bermuda Triangle4.10Not Tried
Vale - Red Kite4.30Not Tried
1648 - La Blonde4.00Not Tried
Goose Eye - Goose Eye Bitter3.90Not Tried
19 Feb 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening, with a good passing trade here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Salopian - Push3.90ExcellentSession IPA style, and very nice.
Signal - Absolutely Fuggled4.00GoodA pale beer with biscuity malt and peppery hop.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
Acorn - Bullseye4.50Not Tried
15 Aug 2018 (Stephen Harris)
I just popped in for one on passing but, as always seems to be the case here, stayed longer to chat to a friend who happened to be present.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00ExcellentPale. Very bitter. Citrus hop.
Goose Eye - Over and Stout5.20GoodInteresting to see others describe this beer as ‘dry’. I found it a bit sweet, with a lot of caramel in the flavour. Perhaps the recipe has changed.
Hambleton - Stud Blonde4.30Not Tried
Brewster's - Decadence4.40Not Tried
Wishbone - Koru3.90Not Tried
25 May 2018 (ChrisE)
Mid day and very quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goose Eye - Blackmoor4.00Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Not Tried
1648 - Choc Orange Mild3.60Not Tried
03 May 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Good to visit a pub that still has a busy, early-evening, on the way home from work trade.
BeerABVScoreNotes
East London (ELB) - Jamboree4.80GoodGolden, full-bodied and, on this occasion, very bitter.
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Weltons - Kaffee Dunkel4.50Not Tried
06 Mar 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Mid afternoon visit a few others in. Relaxed atmosphere with 70's soft rock background music. Barman offered tasters without prompting.
BeerABVScoreNotes
New River - London Tap3.80ExcellentZesty refreshing and wheaty.
Crouch Vale - Amarillo5.00Not Tried
Weltons - Old Cocky4.30Not Tried
Leeds - Leeds Best4.30Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Jamboree4.80Not Tried
18 Feb 2017 (Stephen Harris)
The third pub of a pre-football pubcrawl and I get left behind here when the rest of the gang move on to the nearby Antic pub. I did not note all of the available beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Windswept - APA5.00ExcellentContains, we suspected, every hop in Scotland.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
30 Jun 2016 (Magnus Greel)
Early evening visit to another large lively and non gastropub venue with a good choice of beers..
BeerABVScoreNotes
Elgood's - They think it's ale over4.40ExcellentExceeded my expectations
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Festival5.00Not Tried
1648 - 3 Threads4.30Not Tried
New River - Riverbed Red4.20Not Tried
14 Aug 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Early Friday evening and starting to get busy. The landlord apologised for the limited cask beer range tonight. A third beer was called ‘Steam Beer’ but had no obvious brewery name on the clip.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London Porter5.00ExcellentVery drinkable, smooth, chocolaty, dark Porter.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried

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About the Ye Olde Rose & Crown

The pub sign. Ye Olde Rose & Crown, Walthamstow, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent15
Good14
Acceptable5
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Walthamstow, Greater London, E17 4SA.

A large, high street pub in Hoe Street which dates from 1865 and was rebuilt in its current, grand, late-Victorian style in 1892. By 2009 its fortunes were at a pretty low ebb, but it is much revived under new management and now a real community hub with a multitude of events taking place within its many rooms – not least of which being a well-regarded theatre company. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2018 and 2022.

We have visited this pub 16 times, seen 73 different beers and tried 34 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E17 4SA