Rose & Crown English Food | Palo Alto, California
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Rose & Crown English Food
Exceptional based on 13 ratings
Type: Bar

547 Emerson St
Palo Alto, California United States 94301 [ print map ]
650 327 7673

roseandcrownpa.com

Hours: Monday thru Sunday 11:30am to close


Mayor: aaronbr (1) | Taps: 16 | Bottles: > a dozen


Rose & Crown English Food

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Beer Available At Rose & Crown English Food (arranged by most recent)
Hermitage Single Hop Series - Belma , Russian River Pliny the Elder 100, Firestone Walker Parabola 100
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13 reviews for Rose & Crown English Food
 Ambiance  69%
 Service  60%
 Selection  66%
 Food  61%
 Value  60%
 Overall  67%
 Rating  70%
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74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
mweston  (1) La Honda, California | October 29, 2011
No one has reviewed the Rose and Crown for over two years, so I had to speak up. Iíve had many great beers here. I had my first sour (RR Supplication) during a 2010 SF Beek Week event. I had Lost Abbey Angelís Share for the first time. On my last visit (last weekend) I had Bittersweet Lennyís R.I.P.A. and Sierra Nevada Estate Harvest Ale, passing up the Highwater No Boundary IPA since I had already had it. The food is so-so, and the service is variable, but Iím not aware of other places in the area with such a good (and changing) selection of interesting beers.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis  (365) Sunnyvale, California | August 28, 2012
It is what it is. So so service, unnaturally crowded at night, decent beer menu at high prices. They do have a pretty interesting "executive bottle" selection if you have the cash to spend. One of the places to get Pliny the younger in February, which is cool, but otherwise there are better places to hang out.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Berserkir  (10) New York | August 15, 2008
Best place in Palo Alto to go drink all night but still have a good selection. Four pints of Drakíes IPA served from a cask coupled with a dozen games of darts is a good way to spend the night.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
TheBrewSherpa  (47) Belvidere, New Jersey | June 29, 2012
Drug my brother, who lives in the area to this pub and had a great time. I had Firestone Walkerís Parabola on tap, as well as Pliny and some other California beers. Will be headed back to SF in a month and will arrange a meeting of friends for darts and great beer at the Rose & Crown. If you are in the area, you would be remiss to not visit. Sure, itís far from perfect, but has all the charm you could want out of a great beer bar.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
bnselby  (11) San Francisco, California | August 16, 2008
Good selection of British beers. Nice patio and some good events (e.g. comedy night). Hasnít changed in many years and is probably the best place to drink some real beers in downtown PA.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
fidel  (74) Livermore, California | May 22, 2012
Classic British pub. They had a solid tap list when i was there. The bottle list was really nice, but pricey as bottle lists can be.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
ervan  (5) Redwood City, California | September 20, 2005
Good place for your Pub type ales and English/Irish imports. Donít go looking for the rare microbrew, but quiz night is pretty fun.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
t0rin0  (1305) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 20, 2012
Visited 4 or 5 times over the last 4 years. The place stays pretty much exactly the same (same bottled beers that dont move, same bartenders, same food menu, always full) but thats not necesarily a bad thing. 4 years ago I went to meet with some BAs for one of their first Bay Area meetups.

There are always a few interesting taps going. The owner has something to do with Palo Alto Brewing which is all contract brewed. They usually have at least 2 or 3 offerings on tap along with a dozen other interesting beers. The bottles are crazy expensive but where else can you find Anchor OBA or FW XI at a bar?

I dont go to Palo Alto often so Iíll continue to stop in when meeting someone in the area.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717  (81) San Francisco, California | February 11, 2009| Updated August 5, 2009
I go here pretty often but never for food, just beer. I mean screw food - Living in Palo Alto, itís probably the only decent beer bar within a 30 minute drive. The beer selection is pretty good and they do a solid job of offering seasonal beers. I would like to see at least some American brews on the menu however - I would say that 90% of the menu is imported. The decent list of Belgians is a plus however. It would be nice to see local breweries (Russian River, Bear Republic, Speakeasy, Lagunitas, etc) featured on their menu more often. My main complaint, not that itís a major one, is that the service is average at best. Bartenders will sometimes sit there seemingly in a daze for minutes while people are waiting to be served. In addition, they are not very knowledgeable about beers on the menu. Last time I was there, I heard someone ask, "What is your favorite tripel on the menu?" to which the bartender responded, "I donít know, I havenít tried any of them." I really donít trust
58
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 11/20
mrhoppy  (226) Santa Clara, California | July 5, 2009
Good place to grab a beer before and after you eat.

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