Ye Olde Rose & Crown

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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.

 

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

Another instalment in my roast club reviews, I've eaten a lot now!

This time we ended up in Walthamstow and the rather traditional English pub of Ye old rose & crown

We did make a reservation but safe to say we probably didn't need to. No table was reserved and we were just advised to grab our preferred table.

We were told beef & lamb plus nut roast were the only options left so we went for beef & lamb but oh no lamb is gone so two beefs.

I was slightly worried our roast wouldn't arrive, I just had this feeling but oh I was wrong, our roast arrived 15 minutes after order which is reasonable and looked pretty good.

Firstly two places in a row of good gravy (The Lighterman last week)

I was pleased to see creamed leeks, I get bored veg on roasts and this is our first review with leeks! Other veg were carrots, broccoli and green beans - cooked normally probably steamed.

3 very large roast potatoes which were a good quality in taste but not crispy and then a good Yorkshire pudding with nice flavour but slightly burnt on top.

I always get beef so I have a meat to compare on each roast I do but another bad beef I'm afraid, chewy but plentiful and a nice horseradish.

It is fantastic value for money at £9.95 it's my cheapest roast in London.

There is a theatre here too and a great variety of drinks and real ale for beer fans.

Overall it was vague service, great traditional pub and a good value roast but not in my top 5.

tastemaker

- incredible community spirit

- not pricey really fair prices

- Pepe's Pizza outside on Friday's is not to be missed

- fantastic variety of theatre, music and live entertainment

It's great that we have a place like this in Walthamstow!


With more entertainment, theatre, music, comedy, group meetings and beers on tap than any other locals this pub is the beating heart of Walthamstow. I took a friend there recently who is a beer snob and he was very impressed by the selection of draught and bottled beer. I had a cider to annoy him.


Great for bands and comedy. They hire out rooms for local organisations. A proper community pub. A place where you know the owners- that is rare.


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


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


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.


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.


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


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