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The Old Crown Public House (Bar)

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33 New Oxford Street, London, Bloomsbury, London, WC1A 1BH
Cuisine: Burgers Average Price: £10.00
Tel: 020-7836-9121 | Email to The Old Crown Public House | Transport: Tottenham Court Road | Write review

The Old Crown Public House Description

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The female G-spot: that allusive location that men and women talk an awful lot about but continually have difficulty finding. But such joy when you do!

Similarly, The Old Crown Public House (anagram - ‘New Pubic Drool School’ – well, almost!), is a wholly-enchanting place, once you’ve found it. There is no signage (not helped either by the lesser ‘Crown’ pub oop ‘tut rurd).

Once you succeeded in finding the right…*cough*…entrance you stand like Alice, agog in a Wonderland. Cleanse yourself in the ethos of anti-branding; gasp and gape in awe at the sparkling recycled chandeliers; wriggle

with glee on stools fashioned from old railway sleepers; sing high praises for the church-nicked organ pipes and sceptre behind the bar; bring toasted-joy to your nether regions by the old fireplace in the lounge bar; natter yourself unconscious in the purpose-built ladies’ DOUBLE-cubicle or just urinate solo, contentedly learning Spanish from the ever-so-clever audio lessons piped through the sound system; ogle wide-eyed at the hi-tech function rooms fitted with wifi, decks and screening facilities; marvel at the wonderous leather-bound, weekly-, daily-, hourly-updated, ever-evolving menu books; erupt with jubilation, all over the table, after tasting the totally-organic, locally-bought, 3-quid calamari smalls, standard mini-quiche/meatball appetisers, and Argentinean rib-eye steak that’s big enough to retaliate; ooh and aah at the deliciously-meaty wine list; clap your hands verily with rapture and delight at the sigh-inducing vodka options; Big-Big-BIG-Up the £10 vodka-champagne-raspberry ‘Bling Bling’ cocktails; experience the aural nirvana with your guides ‘funk’, ‘groove’ and ‘chill’; question your lense prescription when you think you see Natasha Richardson from Nip/Tuck sipping G n’ Ts with dance-legend Mylo; giggle and guffaw with the post-11pm clubbers doing their pre-The End rounds; chat till your heart’s content with funky design/media types loitering during the weekdays; or maybe, just maybe, wait until 6am and snaffle up a champagne breakfast alongside late-shift Clubland employees.

Like a young Wayne Rooney or James Dean, The Old Crown Public House has bags of fresh promise (with a bootful of ‘young talent’ too) and will definitely deliver some absolutely classic performances. Unlike Wayne Rooney or James Dean, it won’t be prone to on-the-field temper tantrums or high-speed car crashes.

So good you almost want to live there. Only you can’t, because the current owner already does.

Your new, best-kept secret. 9 out of 10

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Customer Reviews for The Old Crown Public House

Average (based on 5 votes): 5 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

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“Been here a couple of times for drinks after work, really good drinks choice and nice bar staff. Only problem is you've got to get in there early to grab a seat because it's pretty popular.”
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mary, Camden (9 years 1 months 25 days ago)

“What an awesome Saturday out! I was told by my friend to check this place out and I was really impressed. The DJ played Playing a of old and new Reggae, Soul, Funk, Disco, Hip Hop, R&B - intending to make this place a regular. I didnt enjoy the hangover the next day, but that always happens on the best nights.”
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Katie, London (9 years 4 months 4 days ago)

“I haven't been to this pub for a couple of years basically because it lost its bounce. I was pleasantly surprised to stumble across it one thursday evening and to find that it had been re-fitted and had re-discovered its energy. It looks fabulous, all wood and nice warming colours, has wonderfully pretty bar staff (though i had had a few and went on to have a few more) and serves a good selection of drinks, finally it was open 'til 2am which was nice for a non poncey bar in central london, what wasn't so good was my hangover and b***ocking from my boss for being an hour late the next day.”
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gareth, London (11 years 2 months 9 days ago)

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“The Old Crown has great atmosphere especial on Friday were the bar turns in to a “Cotteye Ugly” style with shooter girls and dancing on the bar and window sill. During the day the food is very good selection and quality. The Reviewer Sebastian Lander has not been to the bar for a while because it does now serve Jack Daniels! ”
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Nigel, London (13 years 8 months 2 days ago)

“Great on fridays”
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Becky, [ Unknown ] (15 years 11 months ago)

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Food

The Old Crown Public House is a bespoke London diner serving award winning homemade burgers, hot dogs, wings, ribs and a unique range of dishes combining the best traditions of American bar food. With the finest of British ingredients served in a traditional English public house setting, the Old Crown is a hidden gem away from the hustle and bustle of the West-End.

Updated 02/01/2014

Drinks

A contemporary London pub and cocktail bar serving a wide variety of spirits, English ales, craft beers and fine wines.

Updated 02/01/2014

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A contemporary London pub and cocktail bar serving a wide variety of spirits, English ales, craft beers and fine wines.
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The Old Crown Public House Opening Hours

Monday: 12:00pm - 12:00am
12:00pm - 12:00am
Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00am
12:00pm - 3:00am
Tuesday: 12:00pm - 12:00am
12:00pm - 12:00am
Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00am
12:00pm - 3:00am
Wednesday: 12:00pm - 12:00am
12:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:00am
12:00pm - 12:00am
Thursday: 12:00pm - 3:00am
12:00pm - 3:00am
   

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Special offers, discounts and deals at The Old Crown Public House

The Old Crown often has a fine and dandy deal or two running. Check back here every now and then to see our latest offers.

We always have a specials board with delicious burgers too!

Updated 02/01/2014

Events and other great things going on at The Old Crown Public House

The Old Crown comes alive with DJs from 10pm-3am on Thur/Fri/Sat nights. Planning a function? Check out our website for more info on our two upstairs function rooms for private hire.

Updated 11/11/2013

The Old Crown Public House Hire Details

Whether you’re planning catch up drinks, a work do, birthday party, conference, screening or a fancy corporate Christmas function, talk to us about throwing it at the Old Crown. We have two function rooms upstairs for private hire – the Lounge and the Top Floor. Click on the pages below and feel free to contact us for more info. Our team is happy to assist you with menus, organisation and choosing the right space to make your function one to remember!

Updated 11/11/2013

Name: The Lounge
Type: Private Room
Days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Cost - Hire Fee: £ 0 / Min Bar Spend: £ 0
Options: Food Available, Seating Available,
DJ: None
Capacity: 30
Notes: A comfortable, intimate room with an open fire place, comfy couches, zoned music families, free Wi-Fi and full waiter service. The lounge is the perfect space for drinks, dinner or informal meetings.
Name: The Top Floor
Type: Private Room
Days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Cost - Hire Fee: £ 0 / Min Bar Spend: £ 0
Options: Food Available, Seating Available,
DJ: Optional
Capacity: 80
Notes: Perfect for parties of up to 70 or a luxurious dining experience of up to 35. It has its own bar, large projector and screen, music and PA system, free Wi-Fi and bespoke furniture to suit any event.

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