A charming pub in Clerkenwell, The Crown Tavern brings timeless watering-hole hospitality to this buzzy urban postcode. Food menus feature seasonal dishes made using carefully sourced ingredients, while the drinks list spans from well-chosen world wines, to artisan soft drinks and an ever-changing list of craft beers.
Venue Details & Map
The Crown Tavern
43 Clerkenwell GreenClerkenwellLondonEC1R 0EG
- +44 (0)20 7253 4973
- Public transport:
- Barbican, Underground
Farringdon is always dead on Sundays so most pubs are almost empty. I went to this one with my improv group after class and we had lunch at about 3.30pm.
While they were doing Sunday roasts they were out of yorkshires and gravy so my friend had to manage with mint jelly and the other usual condiments. I went for the fish and chips which was ok, but the peas were a blob on side that looked a...more
The Crown Tavern is a little hidden gem. There's a very nice choice of beers and has a lovely friendly atmosphere. The staff are attentive and very helpful.
Downstairs is a normal London pub, but upstairs has a very nice intimate feel. The seating upstairs is on the eclectic side, very odd shapes and has a lovely small open fire. A 'real' fire.
The food is good, better since the menu got...more
Has been great at off-peak times but lunch service can be a little peculiar, often requiring one to simply help oneself to knives and forks that have just been forgotten and then the requests for them have also been lost. I'm told Fridays are worse. Still, would happily return.more
bloody expensive! £4.80 for a pint which is unbelievable....why not call it a 5er and be done with it. even more so when a walk up the road to exmouth market and the same pint is £3.75.
that being said its location, as always. and on a summers day it goes off. in fact any day where the sun is out it gets real busy on the clerkenwell green.
my work local.
oh and the food is pretty decent.more
Tucked away in what looks like a Hollywood backlot (or does a Hollywood backlot look like this? Mr Baudrillard would be so proud...) the Crown Tavern regally rests beckoning wary Sunday revelers in for a pint.
(By beckoning, I mean it's the only place open in the ghost town that becomes Clerkenwell Close on the weekends, so just having lights on pulls us in like mosquitoes to a bug-zapper.)...more