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The Rose & Crown (Greene King)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Downton - QuadhopGood1
Brentwood - Hope & GloryGood1
Otter - AmberGood2
Robinsons - Dizzy Blonde Amarillo Pale AleNot Tried0
Brentwood - LumberjackNot Tried0
Cottage - Rib TicklerNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Westerham - 1730Not Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Rose & Crown, Wivenhoe, Essex
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

17 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. A corporate feel, for a Friday evening to have 2 of 6 handpumps with no beer on is a lack of care and the bar counter was piled with dirty glasses which turned my order from a pint to be for a half so as to depart quickly. In the right untied hands this could be a superb pub down by the quayside. CAMRA discount was not proffered by bar staff so I did not claim it.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Otter - Amber4.00AcceptableBitterer than I expected Amber to be
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedHow much better to make a local micro-brewery offering
17 Aug 2018 (Magnus Greel)
1630 and very busy outside with mostly families on a rather cool summer's day compared to what we've been used to. We joined our group at an adjacent table by the river and it wasn't long before a food menu was plonked upon us which served as a useful tool for swatting the many wasps touting for a free drink. The interior tables were also laid up for diners.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Otter - Amber4.00ExcellentPale rather than amber for this refreshing zesty beer, unusual for the Otter range hence its provenance was much discussed.
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedA choice of two pubs here serving this so a good backup plan should one run out. It will save the long tedious journey to Cornwall unless the worse case scenario happened and they both ran out!
14 May 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Quite a brief visit as I plodded upriver along the riverside path. Plenty of people here for lunch. 10% CAMRA discount claimed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brentwood - Hope & Glory4.50GoodA chestnut-coloured, bitter-tasting, traditional Bitter.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Westerham - 17304.00Not Tried
21 Jul 2015 (HSB)
13:30 Very busy with diners, mainly sitting outside on the riverbank. Very friendly staff. I would like to come back on a winter's night. I think it would be very atmospheric with the wind and rain lashing against the windows. Turned out to be the best selection of beer for the day.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Downton - Quadhop3.90Good
Robinsons - Dizzy Blonde Amarillo Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Brentwood - Lumberjack5.20Not Tried
Cottage - Rib Tickler4.50Not Tried

About The Rose & Crown

The pub sign. The Rose & Crown, Wivenhoe, Essex

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good2
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Wivenhoe, Essex, CO7 9BX.

Single room pub on the banks of the River Blackwater in The Quay. Cosy interior with lots of wooden furniture and wooden floors. 6 handpumps. Lots of outside seating across the road on the quayside. 10% CAMRA discount for card carrying members.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 11 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CO7 9BX