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The Crown (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Holler (formerly Holler Boys) - Um-BunkoExcellent1
Three Legs - LeglessExcellent1
Romney Marsh - Best BitterExcellent1
Three Legs - Black PaleExcellent1
Boutilliers - Come AgainGood1
Three Legs - AmberAcceptable1
Three Legs - DarkNot Tried0
Bedlam - Golden AleNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - Best BitterNot Tried0
Franklins - Mama Knows BestNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Dance FirstNot Tried0
Holler (formerly Holler Boys) - Fog CutterNot Tried0
Franklins - English GardenNot Tried0
Franklins - North Shore IPANot Tried0
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale AleNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Golden AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Crown, Hastings, East Sussex
Picture 2. The Crown, Hastings, East Sussex
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

27 Jul 2018 (Stephen Harris)
A late lunch in what is probably Hastings’ loveliest pub. Really good food too. There was also a Pig & Porter beer.
Three Legs - Black Pale4.30ExcellentA smooth Old Ale.
Holler (formerly Holler Boys) - Um-Bunko4.20ExcellentAs drunk in the Congo presumably. Cloudy gold and extra fruity.
Romney Marsh - Golden Ale3.90Not Tried
27 May 2018 (Stephen Harris)
A relaxed atmosphere in the late afternoon.
Boutilliers - Come Again5.40GoodA golden, hoppy Lager.
Franklins - English Garden3.80Not Tried
Franklins - North Shore IPA5.50Not Tried
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
18 Nov 2017 (Andrew)
Pub no. 2. Busy with beer and coffee drinkers.
Romney Marsh - Best Bitter4.00ExcellentBrown sweetish malty bitter
Franklins - Mama Knows Best4.10Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Dance First4.20Not TriedA stout
Holler (formerly Holler Boys) - Fog Cutter4.50Not Tried
29 May 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Brief Sunday lunchtime visit – very busy, very nice.
Three Legs - Amber4.80AcceptableAmber in colour. A bit too much at the toffee-malt end of the beer spectrum for me.
Bedlam - Golden Ale4.20Not Tried
Three Legs - Legless4.00Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Best Bitter4.10Not Tried
20 Mar 2016 (Stephen Harris)
I liked this pub back in its Harvey’s days and am even more impressed by the latest revamp. Others are clearly impressed too as it was standing room only when I visited shortly after noon on a Sunday. I have mislaid details of all the beers available on this visit.
Three Legs - Legless4.00ExcellentGolden/amber in colour, this is a very tasty wheat beer, heavily hopped with US Vic Secret hops. I liked it a lot.
Three Legs - Dark4.50Not Tried

About The Crown

The pub sign. The Crown, Hastings, East Sussex

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3BN.

In All Saints Street in the Old Town area, there was a Crown Inn in Hastings by Tudor times and it was established on the present site by the eighteenth century. Downgraded from an inn to merely a pub by the 1890s, it was rebuilt in its present (smaller) style in the 1920s. For many years a Watney's house, then briefly a Harveys tied house in the late twentieth century, it has now been relaunched as an independent pub, featuring locally sourced food and drink.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 14 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN34 3BN