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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)
Salopian - PushExcellent1
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London PorterExcellent1
Elgood's - They think it's ale overExcellent1
Kent - Brewers ReserveExcellent1
New River - London TapExcellent1
Windswept - APAExcellent1
East London (ELB) - JamboreeGood1
Flipside - Franc In Stein Good1
Ossett - JesterGood1
Goose Eye - BlackmoorGood1
Box Steam - Well OiledGood1
Goose Eye - Over and StoutGood1
Signal - Absolutely FuggledGood1
Bespoke - Running the GauntletAcceptable1
Crouch Vale - Brewers GoldNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - GuardsmanNot Tried0
Hawkshead - RedNot Tried0
1648 - Choc Orange MildNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Hambleton - Stud BlondeNot Tried0
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Brewster's - DecadenceNot Tried0
Dark Star - FestivalNot Tried0
Wishbone - KoruNot Tried0
1648 - 3 ThreadsNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
New River - Riverbed RedNot Tried0
Harviestoun - Bitter & TwistedNot Tried0
Crouch Vale - AmarilloNot Tried0
Acorn - BullseyeNot Tried0
Weltons - Old CockyNot Tried0
Bosun's - Bermuda TriangleNot Tried0
Leeds - Leeds BestNot Tried0
Vale - Red KiteNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
1648 - La BlondeNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterNot Tried0
Goose Eye - Goose Eye BitterNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Pale AleNot Tried0
Weltons - Kaffee DunkelNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Woodforde's - WherryNot Tried0
Purity - Mad GooseNot 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

27 Aug 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Very quiet tonight with the bank holiday weekend been and gone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London Porter5.00ExcellentVery drinkable, smooth, chocolaty, dark Porter.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
05 Jul 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Late afternoon on a Saturday and the pub is quiet.
Flipside - Franc In Stein 4.30GoodYellowish in colour and cloudy. A bitter-tasting wheat beer.
Bespoke - Running the Gauntlet4.40AcceptableA brown beer with sweet, caramel tastes. I didn’t really get on with this one today.
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00Not Tried
Hawkshead - Red4.60Not 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



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

A large, high street pub 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.

We have visited this pub 15 times, seen 71 different beers and tried 33 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E17 4SA