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Beer Available At Crown and Kettle (arranged by most recent)
Pennine Morning Mist , Blackedge IPA , Fernandes Ale To The Tsar , Peerless Triple Blond 47, Rat Black Rat , Ossett Voyager , Sandstone Obsidian , Fernandes Cascade , Dunham Massey Chocolate Cherry Mild 36, Cottage Silly Mid Whippet 36, Beartown Pale Zesty Bear
undercurrent25 (101) Barnton, England | August 31, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Nice architecture on the ceiling and arches which looked like it was crumbling. Cask beer selection was not bad, but the place felt empty and soulless
sic1314 (244) Leiden, Netherlands | March 9, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Strangely done up, fairly generic modern looking at floor level, but with a vaulted ceiling which they obviously ran out of money before it could get renovated. Reasonably interesting selection of cask.
Rune (320) Tromsø, Norway | February 7, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Street corner pub in the northern quarter of the city. With its magnificent ceiling it gives a beer hall impression added by a few smaller snugs. It’s a free house with an array of six cask ales, mainly from regional microbreweries. Casks from Rat, Pennine, Peerless and Blackedge, among others, were on during our visit. Soul and Tamla Motown music. Friendly, stylish and cool place (visited on our way back from the NWAF, 23.01.2013).
wimpyjoe (617) Manchester, England | November 9, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
A mix of old and new in this bar cum pub. Look up for the historic architecture that still adorns the upper part of this establishment, which makes it a pleasant place to have a drink below. The bar always has a great selection of rotating ales and two smaller cosier rooms to drink them in if the main area is not to your liking. It also has big screen televisions for all the football matches it shows.
deanso (212) the Hague, Netherlands | October 19, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Great looking ceiling. Nice atmosphere. Interesting tap selection.
mike_77 (69) , Netherlands | August 31, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Approx 6 casks. Beer quality was hit and miss. Friendly staff. Would try again.
Boudicca (387) London, England | April 9, 2012| Updated June 16, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A spectacular church-like pub with six regular hand pumps and, during the Winter Ales Festival, an excellent, ever-changing range of interesting, mainly local beers.
According to a board in the Crown and Kettle, there has been a pub on this site since 1734. The current building is from the nineteenth century and it’s a monument to the Victorians’ penchant for magnificent Gothic stonework and soaring arches which wouldn’t be out of place in a cathedral. The ceiling in the main bar is crumbling badly and covered with a net, presumably to protect customers from being hit on the head by falling masonry. The “vault”, the room next door, has been restored to its former glory so that the ceiling looks even more impressive (as well as safe) and there are green leather benches like those in the House of Lords. Apparently, in World War Two it was the preferred drinking hole for black American GIs who were segregated (whether forcibly or by choice, I don’t know) from their white compatriots. I wonder what they made of it and their Mancunian hosts?
(Last visited 23 January 2013).
Benjii (63) Edinburgh, Scotland | January 22, 2012| Updated June 16, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
We dropped in for their beer festival before heading to the NWAF. Choice of 6 beers across 2 rooms although I’m not sure how many are normally on. The building is worth a look with a nice old partly renovated sealing.
Svesse (181) Hässelby, Sweden | October 9, 2009
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
A positive addition to the northern Manchester pub trail. Impressive gothic interior, with the ceiling in the lounge almost falling down (saved by the net). Six handpumps, they only had two beers on visit in July 2009. A couple of ciders were available as well. They were well kept. Friendly and efficient service. If you’re pub crawling in Manchester you’ll probably be passing by, so you might as well drop in for a couple of pints.
thewolf (140) Kolding, Denmark | July 30, 2009
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 10/20
Very short stop at RBESG. There were a few casks available, all fair quality. The cider was probably off, but they still served it. Didn’t order anything myself, as Tom took care of that. (thanks Tom). A bit crowded, yet spacious, when we were there. Cool ceiling, yeah!
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