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Rose & Crown (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Battledown - PremiumExceptional1
XT Brewing - No. 13 Pacific Red AleExcellent1
Moles - Elmo's FireExcellent1
Stroud - ResolutionExcellent1
Ramsbury - BitterExcellent4
Mordue - IPAExcellent1
Loddon - Forbury Lion Strong I.P.A.Excellent2
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Minera Mountain AleExcellent1
Stonehenge - Heel StoneExcellent1
West Berkshire - Good Old (or Ordinary) BoyExcellent1
Moles - Landlords Choice PorterGood1
North Star - PathfinderGood1
Slater's - Top TottyGood1
Slater's - Shining KnightNot Tried0
XT Brewing - No. 2 GoldNot Tried0
Coastal - Monster KingNot Tried0
White Horse - Jack's BetterNot Tried0
West Berkshire - Doctor Hexter's HealerNot Tried0
Cannon Royall (located in White Rabbit) - Blonde BombshellNot Tried0
Hook Norton - HaymakerNot Tried0
Stonehenge - Eye-OpenerNot Tried0
Cottage - Golden ArrowNot Tried0
Prescott - Track RecordNot Tried0
Coastal - Golden HindeNot Tried0
Black Wolf (formerly Traditional Scottish Ales (TSA)) - Indian Pale AleNot Tried0
Wye Valley - Dorothy Goodbody's Golden AleNot Tried0
Llangorse - Maid for Horsin' AroundNot Tried0
Flying Monk - ElmersNot Tried0
Stonehenge - Five RingsNot Tried0
Kelham Island (probably brewed by Thornbridge now) - California DrinkingNot Tried0
Ramsbury - Deer HunterNot Tried0
Butts - Barbus Barbus 4% versionNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Hound DogNot Tried0
Wye Valley - Dorothy Goodbody's Natural Blonde LagerNot Tried0
Elland - Summit from Another Galaxy (Head Brewer's Reserve 2012)Not Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Picture 1. Rose & Crown, Charlbury, Oxfordshire

Visits Details

17 Jun 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mordue - IPA5.10ExcellentBest of the evening
Ramsbury - Bitter3.60ExcellentAn Englishman's standard - a light bitter
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Minera Mountain Ale4.00Excellent
Wye Valley - Dorothy Goodbody's Golden Ale4.20Not Tried
Flying Monk - Elmers3.80Not Tried
Kelham Island (probably brewed by Thornbridge now) - California Drinking4.80Not Tried
Butts - Barbus Barbus 4% version4.00Not TriedClip abv hand altered - new brew or a permanent downsizing?
Wye Valley - Dorothy Goodbody's Natural Blonde Lager4.80Not Tried
23 Aug 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Proper alehouse atmosphere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Battledown - Premium4.60ExceptionalStraight up 5*. Beautiful dry bitterness that means one's thirst is never quite quenched!
Loddon - Forbury Lion Strong I.P.A.5.50Excellent
Ramsbury - Bitter3.60Not Tried
Hook Norton - Haymaker5.00Not Tried
Cottage - Golden Arrow4.50Not Tried
Coastal - Golden Hinde4.30Not Tried
03 Jul 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Really good mix of locals.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stonehenge - Heel Stone4.30ExcellentNice mid brown bitter - tongue rasping. Old English bitter style. Just about the last one out of the cask as ran out shortly afterwards
XT Brewing - No. 13 Pacific Red Ale4.50ExcellentGood smack of hops
Slater's - Top Totty4.00Good
Ramsbury - Bitter3.60Not TriedRan out just before I was about to order. Guv put new one on but would not sell it as not quite ready
West Berkshire - Doctor Hexter's Healer5.00Not Tried
Moles - Landlords Choice Porter4.50Not Tried
Cannon Royall (located in White Rabbit) - Blonde Bombshell4.30Not Tried
30 Apr 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Rediscovered Cheeselets!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsbury - Bitter3.60ExcellentBest beer of the evening
North Star - Pathfinder4.50GoodDark - malty disposition
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Slater's - Shining Knight4.50Not Tried
XT Brewing - No. 2 Gold4.20Not Tried
Coastal - Monster King4.60Not Tried
White Horse - Jack's Better4.30Not Tried
08 Jan 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Friendly crowd. Bar staff were doing some early Spring cleaning!!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stroud - Resolution4.20Excellent
Ramsbury - Bitter3.60Good
Slater's - Top Totty4.00Not Tried
Ramsbury - Deer Hunter5.00Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Hound Dog4.20Not Tried
Elland - Summit from Another Galaxy (Head Brewer's Reserve 2012)5.50Not Tried
02 Oct 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Last of the four in the town crawl. Guvnor apologised for the empty handpumps awaiting deliveries.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moles - Elmo's Fire4.40ExcellentFine form
Moles - Landlords Choice Porter4.50GoodDid not really fancy a dark 'un but it was full bodied and very malty
Ramsbury - Bitter3.60Not Tried
Stonehenge - Five Rings4.50Not Tried
19 Jul 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Second visit 2135 hours. On my experience the best pub of the three tried in Charlbury tonight. Much more crowded than an hour previously and soon got into conversation about Dulux dogs for some reason.
BeerABVScoreNotes
West Berkshire - Good Old (or Ordinary) Boy4.00ExcellentDarker bitter
Ramsbury - Bitter3.60Not Tried
Loddon - Forbury Lion Strong I.P.A.5.50Not Tried
Stonehenge - Eye-Opener4.50Not Tried
Prescott - Track Record4.40Not Tried
Black Wolf (formerly Traditional Scottish Ales (TSA)) - Indian Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
Llangorse - Maid for Horsin' Around4.40Not Tried
19 Jul 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
2010 hours visit. A small crowd of locals drinking here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsbury - Bitter3.60ExcellentAn unexceptional slight bitter taste. A session beer in good nick though
Loddon - Forbury Lion Strong I.P.A.5.50ExcellentVery smooth but packs quite a punch
West Berkshire - Good Old (or Ordinary) Boy4.00Not Tried
Stonehenge - Eye-Opener4.50Not Tried
Prescott - Track Record4.40Not Tried
Black Wolf (formerly Traditional Scottish Ales (TSA)) - Indian Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
Llangorse - Maid for Horsin' Around4.40Not Tried

About the Rose & Crown

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent12
Good4
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Charlbury, Oxfordshire, OX7 3PL.

Located in Market Street this is a smallish street corner pub opposite The Bull Inn. The main bar is on 2 levels and has 8 handpumps in daily use. There is a larger lounge with patio. As at 2012 has been in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide for 25 years and this entry has continued (at least) until 2019. At July 2012 the Ramsbury Bitter is the staple diet here with the other 7 pumps guesting all sorts of local and other ales. It hosts fortnightly musical nights. The pub is located on the Oxfordshire Way for walkers and all are encouraged to bring their own food. A number of local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year certificates are on display behind the bar. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2018 and its Oxfordshire Pub of the Year too.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 36 different beers and tried 13 of them.

Map location

Postcode: OX7 3PL