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Last of 4 pubs in Beeston on Saturday lunchtime and this was the best of the lot. I turned right on entry to find a tiny bar, with an even smaller snug. I had the two tiny rooms to myself. The only thing missing was somebody to serve me. There's a fine selection on the bar itself with Blue Monkey Infinity, Brewster's Hophead, Dancing Ducks Nice Weather For Ducks, Nottingham Rock Mild, Everard's Tiger & Sunchaser, Salopian Hop Twister, Full Mash Wheat Ear, Lenton Lane Citra Smash & Chequered Flag, Burton Bridge Bridge Bitter, Ashover Equanot & Abbeydale Doctor Morton's Clown Poison. But, outside there is a further bar with 7 further ales, all from Totally Brewed - 4 Hop Men Of The Apocalypse, Punch In The Face, Crazy Like A Fox, Amarillo, Papa Jangles Voodoo Stout, Slap In The Face & Ninja Shark. For cider drinkers, there was Worley's Mendip Hills, Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon, Broadoak Moonshine & Perry, Thatcher's Cheddar Valley & Lilley's Strawberry Cider & Cherries and Berries. There were at least 3 other atmospheric rooms and a large garden being enjoyed by a fair few. Apparently the outdoor bar only operates during the summer months. This pub is verging on a 10/10 for my rating. But, I'm very sparing where that's concerned and the slow service sways my decision for a 9/10. Great pub though.
blue_scrumpy - 8 Apr 2019 18:10
Drab.
Roy_evans - 9 May 2016 10:20
Great real ale pub, with upto 14 beers.

Consistso of 5 rooms including a snug and whisky bar. Helpful friendly staff.
francisdrake - 25 Jan 2015 05:24
Really good pub, good staff, good selection of beer with a nice outside area too.
BeestonBee - 2 Jul 2014 17:26
A gem. And in answer to eddybeer below it was a Kimberley pub since when the only modernisation has been the addition of a dozen real ales and ciders...full marks to all concerned.
Muzzy - 14 Aug 2013 19:54
I used to be a regular here way back for a time: (I'm trying to recall if it was a Shipstone's pub...)

By the sound of it, it's changed little in layout and fittings, and what we once took for granted is now celebrated as a traditional rarity, though quite rightly if so.

This will be near the top of my list marked "require refamiliarisation".

Thanks all.


eddybeer - 15 Jul 2013 16:06
Got to give this on 10 out of 10.....SUPERB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
bjbrummiejohn - 23 Apr 2013 08:19
Great real ales, authentic old rooms, top marks.
Muzzy - 2 Sep 2012 14:34
Proper pub and well deserving of all the awards.
brianthelion - 6 May 2012 21:43
Nottingham pub of the year again! Ales and ciders on reach double figures with plenty of choice! Always worth a visit and keep your ears open for mentions of their beer festivals too! Best pub in Beeston without a doubt.
ng10 - 10 Aug 2011 10:05
Doesn't look anything special from the outside but inside has plenty of small rooms, snugs, nooks & crannies along with 12 ales on (mainly from Leatherbritches) and 6 assorted ciders/perries. A little section to the right as you go in even has a mini-snug in it with room for about 4 people and it's own section of the bar. Staff were friendly and pleasant and the pint of Leatherbritches Cad and Burton Bridge Bitter were both on top form. Only slight niggle was the addition of a speaker to play music in the small bar.
Snarling_Mallard - 17 Jul 2011 15:43
Great pub! Sixteen ales on offer and five ciders to keep you going. Would recommend the bar (complete with snug) for a good night. East Midlands Pub of the Year. Has some very good beer fests too!
MOGWIE - 10 Dec 2010 17:33
A sprawling pub with various nooks and crannies and with a sprawling beer range to boot.

Decent beer prices too, with some on offer at £2 a pint.

Situated near the main church in Beeston town centre. Well worth seeking out.
dpaajones - 5 Oct 2010 19:28
Now the CAMRA East Midlands pub of the year!
dpaajones - 25 Sep 2010 16:25
I visited the pub with family on a Sunday evening and it was by far the busiest pub in the area and with good reason. A cozy and friendly feeling means that strangers are made to feel very welcome by both staff and customers. A lovely range of ales varying from pale and light to dark ruby and heavy means that there is something for all tastes. We were also amazed to see the vast list of malt whiskies on the chalk board. The pub is made up of several different rooms, some larger than others - I recommend a visit to the small snug by the door which seats around 4 people and gives them access to a small bar.
The service was quick and polite, so all in all no complaints - a thoroughly enjoyable evening and a new favourite pub!
ChickInThePot - 6 Sep 2010 01:55
Brilliant Pub. Pub of the year award well deserved
nivramkram - 25 Aug 2010 00:05
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CAMRA pub of the year 2010!
dpaajones - 22 Aug 2010 21:14
Gorgeous pub with a great selection of reasonably priced ales and a fantastic beer garden. Probably the best pub in Beeston. Can get very crowded.
MX7 - 24 Jul 2010 15:37
Love the comments about GREEDY KING, having had dealings with them myself (they pulled out of a deal to sell) I couldn't agree more, thank god they've gone.
I have noticed the ale is either brilliant or poor, maybe it's when the cellar man's off? I love this pub and the fact you can get a good pint for two quid.
Not tried the food yet but it's real ale drinkers stuff like pork pies and the cheese platters look good.
Who knows it might be THE pub to go and escape the world cup?

mickyscouse - 18 May 2010 20:37
this pub gets better and better, lagers are pricey but the bitters etc are not, dead friendly staff a great night out, well done to the landlord and staff, its the best pub for miles
swe62 - 4 Apr 2010 21:27
Lived in Beeston all my life and regularly drank in the old Crown. drifted away of late and this is my first visit sinch they ditched Greedy king. Excellent selection of beers from Hartington Whim to Leatherbritches CAD and Bounder including some tasty stouts and very pale hoppy summer brews that I can't remember the name of! also London Pride and the usual array of lagers. 4 kinds of cider on draught and a big plate of butties on offer (cobs if your from Nottingham). it was quiz night last night (Thursday) The question master was a bit lame and tended to ramble making hearing the questions difficult but we had a laugh. Al, in all excellent, may the new Crown go from strength to strength.
427scr - 18 Dec 2009 13:06
This has reecently been 'rescued' from Hardy Hanson/Greedy King and reinvented itself as a fantastic multi-ale beer emprorium.

On my viist the beer range was fantastic and the qualtiy and prices superb.

cobbo - 12 Nov 2009 12:55
Having picked up a flyer at Nottingham Beer Festival, I felt it worth a visit. Recently refurbished and what a good job they’ve made of an old coaching inn. Multiroomed with a delightful corner snug and two house beers from Leatherbritches, the décor, ambience and on my midweek afternoon visit, the company was superb. In addition to the house beers there are eight others from which to choose. I intended to call for a pint but stayed for two more; it’s that good and the quality is excellent. A great complement to the nearby legendary Victoria by the rail station.
Alerover - 30 Oct 2009 16:26
this pub has just reopened the lagers have tripled in price !
swe62 - 5 Oct 2009 20:18
good friendly local ,fair prices,and a good pint!
swe62 - 25 May 2009 19:51
I started drinking in this pub when I was 16; then it was quiet, oldy worldy and a nice pub. It stayed that way for years and I even worked there. Where's Keith! I don't live in Beeston now, but go back every 6 months and went back a few months ago. God! All brass and new carpets and a 'new' pub and full of a lot younger people than before. Shame, but still The Crown to me. Memories. Still a 9 to me! Times change I suppose and we're all getting older.
simonjt - 20 Jan 2007 20:33
AAAAhhhhhhhhhh i love it, it has been my local for years. All olde worldy and original except for the lounge. It was an original coaching house. There are 4 rooms in total including the 'confessional' which seats 4 people around a small table, the door closes you off from the rest of the room and you have your own 3 ft wide bar, it's great. It has outside seating, and it's fab in the summer with all the coloured lights on the walls. It can get quite busy. Really good dukebox with great selection of music. The quiz night is also recommended, i think its on a tuesday.
mistymoon - 28 Apr 2005 12:00

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