England > Nottinghamshire > Nottingham - Beeston
theprof (4) Nottingham , England | April 24, 2015
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of little rooms makes this a great place for a meet-up with mates and hard to navigate if itís busy on a wet weekend. Summer time it uses its large patio and car park. Then the food on offer goes beyond cheese boards and pork pies. Brown brewery have 3 beers on usually and their Scoundrel is a good session ale. They rotate their guest ales frequently with locals like Nottingham EPA and far-flung like St Austell and Orkney. It may eventually benefit from the tram that has made life difficult this last year. Worth a visit.
chriso (447) London, England | February 19, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited on 14 July 2012. A cracking old pub with an important historic interior, a multi-room layout and lots of nooks and crannies. Has a very comfortable, lived-in feel. Itís owned by Everards although currently (early 2015) operated by Brown Ales under the Project William initiative. There are 14 handpumps although, as has been mentioned previously, they are not likely to be the most cutting edge. But then itís not aiming to be a cool kidsí pub so that fine. Youíll probably find one or two from Everards, a couple from Brown Ales, a few from Leatherbritches (maybe less since Brown Ales came on the scene) and up to 8 guests. Also half a dozen or so real ciders. Well worth a visit. Itís a fair way out of Nottingham city centre but easy to combine with the (also excellent) Victoria.
Boudicca (900) 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 itís better Ė less touristy and with a great range of beers (a sign outside bills it as a ďcask ale emporiumĒ). 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 Ė and service was efficient and exceptionally friendly.
(Visited 14 July 2012).
BlackHaddock (406) , 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. Itís a shame they donít use some of their capacity to dedicate pumps to some of Britainís 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, youíll always find something worth drinking.
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