Ye Olde Rose & Crown
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Posted: Mon Jul 18 2011
A few years ago, this capacious corner pub was straight from the old school: footy on the telly, folk club in the function room, banter at the bar, lager in the fridge. It was a fair old place back then, but it’s better now, spruced up by an ambitious team who aim to return this imposing boozer to its former status as a local community hub.
The main bar is a big, bright, open-plan space, with a baby-grand piano and an above-average range of ales compensating for the lack of cosiness: you can expect to find up to five on tap at any one time, including a fair number of unusual varieties. Upstairs, the old function room is now being billed as a theatre, home not to folk nights but comedy clubs and occasional small-scale stage shows.
Ye Olde Rose & Crown Hoe Street
What's on at Ye Olde Rose & Crown
Inspired by Tolstoy's short story, Claire Booker's drama is staged by Goblin Baby theatre. The dark tale of revenge, obsession and corruption is about landowner Zhenya who hopes that when he marries, his relationship with a peasant girl will be put behind...