England > Nottinghamshire > Beeston
Boudicca (694) London, England | October 7, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
A nice old pub with a warren of rooms and 14 hand pumps.
The Crown in Beeston reminded me of the Turf Tavern in Oxford, except that it’s better – less touristy and with a great range of beers (a sign outside bills it as a “cask ale emporium”). Like the Turf, it has a large patio outside at the back and several rooms inside. The best is the tiny front bar with its very narrow bench seats and a door at the end leading into an even tinier snug which might hold two or three people at the most.
They serve snacks - pork pies and the like – and service was efficient and exceptionally friendly.
(Visited 14 July 2012).
BlackHaddock (338) , England | June 17, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Multi roomed pub with a large outside drinking area (a Titanic Brewery mini-festival being held in it on the weekend of 16-17 June, which was my last visit). So five extra handpulls to add onto the usual 14: Leatherbritches normally supplying 3 of those 14 (all at £2.50 a pint). The other 11 appeared to be a mix of local, regional and national brands. Snack food like rolls and pork pies available at all times.
albertane (18) Nottingham, England | August 26, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
The Crown in suburban Beeston has recently been refurbished by Everards and greatly increased their real ale selection, winning Nottingham CAMRA Pub of the Year. They now serve some 14 real ales, although in my experience, many of them are bland, boring traditional bitters. It’s a shame they don’t use some of their capacity to dedicate pumps to some of Britain’s most exciting breweries, like Thornbridge, Marble, or Dark Star. Still, the atmosphere of the pub is charming, with several small rooms and snugs, and with 14 beers, you’ll always find something worth drinking.
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