jackl (590) Minneapolis, Minnesota | August 30, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
The Crown’s a small Sam Smiths pub located between Holborn and Tottenham Court Road. I often prefer this venue to the Princess Louise as it’s much quieter. The ambiance is laid-back and a bit scruffy. This pub has not received the beautiful refurbishment work that many Sam Smiths pubs in the capital have. The service is what you’d expect. The selection features all the usual suspects. The food’s cheap and not particularly satisfying. One of the nice things about this place is the patio seating area, a pretty rare feature for a pub in central London. Alas, I can’t recall a single time I’ve sat outside and not been harassed for change by panhandlers! Ah, the joys of Zone 1!