Ye Olde Rose & Crown

  • Theatre
80 Love It
Ben Rowe

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.


Venue name: Ye Olde Rose & Crown
Address: 53-55
Hoe St
E17 4SA
Transport: Tube: Walthamstow Central
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Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

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Oren K

I've been there one Friday night in August of 2013, I still haven't forgotten that magical experience.

Michael J

Realy friendly pub that has good bands on many nights of the week, all tastes of music are catered for.

Kieran F

Best pub, best theatre, best pizza, best beer, loveliest landlord & landlady! This place led the pub revival in Walthamstow and continues to raise the game.

Alison S

Wonderful, amazing local -- but the Time Out review is quite wrong! The Rose & Crown is still the home of Walthamstow Folk Club, putting on top-tier gigs every Sunday night, and it also hosts open mic nights and tune sessions.

Cara L

Lovely local. Community feel. Needs another table outside for the summer x

Eddy F

Great comedy, awesome beers, top notch local atmosphere and - when the pizza oven's there - one of the best 'zas in London.