Crown & Sceptre

Bars and pubs, Pubs Fitzrovia
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Crown & Sceptre
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If you had to find the perfect example of the conversion from sad corner pub to gastro drinkerie, this would come pretty damn close. Still pub-like in appearance – a prominent pentagonal bar counter is the focus of a large saloon space beneath a high, brown stucco ceiling – the cannily run Crown & Sceptre offers choice in serious measure.

Beer taps include Blue Moon, Brooklyn, Kirin, Paulaner, Kozel, Purity UBU, New World Brown Ale, Sambrook’s Wandle, Sharp’s Doom Bar, Thornbridge Ashford, Bateman’s Victory and Estrella. Boards list some 30 wines, all by the glass and bottle, from Casa Juanita Malbec Mendoza to Spy Valley Riesling.

Food, best enjoyed in the homely adjoining dining corner or at tables outside, is equally well-sourced, the daily-changing menu perhaps featuring the likes of Cotswold lamb steak with red lentils, chilli and peppers, or salmon and smoked trout fishcakes.


Venue name: Crown & Sceptre
Address: 26-27 Foley Street
Opening hours: Open noon-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served noon-10pm Mon-Sat; noon-9pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Goodge Street, Oxford Circus or Tottenham Court Road tube
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What I like about this pub is that it is the only place around soho/fitzrova you can go around 9pm on a Saturday and get a seat. I am getting too old for crowded bars/pubs. The decor is nice and the prices are comparatively cheap for London. 

Now for the negative- The selection of wine is terrible! When we went they had ran out of anything a bit above horrific and my friend and I drank what could only be described as cat piss with a hint of the M25. That wine is perfect for people wanting to drink in volume- that was not us. 

I did not try the food so I cannot comment on this. 

Staff Writer

Always got a great atmosphere when I have been here. Good food and selection of drinks. Staff always pleasant and helpful. Well worth a visit and drink or two if in the area.


Great selection of beers and a very buzzy atmosphere. Can sometimes take a while to get served but all good things come to those who wait. The food menu is also strong as well. Great on Friday afternoons!.

Staff Writer

Great food and decent wifi make this an excellent business lunch or even just business drinking location. The good ol' C&S has a fantastic after work vibe, to boot.

You can book sections of it for events, too. Even had a birthday here once, back in the day. It's the sort of pub you will walk past many other pubs to get to.