Crown & Shuttle

Bars and pubs, Breweries Shoreditch
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Crown & Shuttle
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This Shoreditch High Street boozer opened its doors back in 2013, following 12 years of being boarded up and looking nothing short of a sorry old state. It's an old, old pub – the 'shuttle' in its name refers to part of the weaving kit used by local Huguenots.

Today, it's got all the east London hallmarks: plasterwork stripped-back, distressed woods, low-hanging lighting, that kind of thing. Two Meantime tanks next to the bar do look pretty cool though, dispensing ‘brewery fresh’ London lager, which is unpasteurised, unfiltered, delivered by petrol-style tankers and matured on the premises. Hackney Brewery, Fuller's Brewdog and Five Points are also on the pumps, with many more by the bottle.

The food menu is limited to burgers, hot dogs and a 'fish fry' dinner of cajun cod, potato salad, buttermilk and dill dressing, red cabbage pickle and a Louisiana remoulade.  



Venue name: Crown & Shuttle
Address: 226 Shoreditch High Street
E1 6PJ
Opening hours: Open 11am-11pm Mon-Wed; 11am-1am Thur-Sat; 11am-10.30pm Sun
Transport: Rail: Shoreditch High Street rail
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3.7 / 5

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  • 2 star:2
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A great pub, especially on a sunny evening to enjoy the large beer garden which is a hidden little sun trap. It does however get very busy and the staff aren't always particularly friendly. All in all a great weekday place to drink in the evenings and enjoy the large selection of food and drink.  


This pub was a bit too packed for my liking. The outdoor courtyard packed to capacity - having a conversation or even trying to move was difficult to say the least.  However, the vibe is good and the staff were friendly. The venue is really nice, with a rustic feeling of raw bricks, repurposed window frames hung from the walls and old wooden floor boards. 

I think this place is a fantastic wee find - the terrace out back is great and much bigger than you'd expect, it has a cute little food van out back too to save you coming back in. Good selection of drinks and a 'blast from the past' mini bar upstairs which is full of various things that'll take your memories back to childhood - and a mis-spent youth!


I came to this pub to go to an event called Striptease Tales up in the cocktail bar named Filthy Fanny's! We sat in a rather warm room and heard stories from strippers form the 80s through to the modern day. It was an enlightening evening with some funny stories as well as some poignant moments. I came away thinking "you go girls!"

I don't know if they were having a strange night but the bar staff downstairs were having a right bad time of it. They mucked up everyone's drinks orders in front of me and then just kept ignoring me at the bar. One of them even looked past me to someone approaching and asked for their order when I was clearly standing there waiting to be served! I'd say 4 stars for the night and 2 stars for the service at the pub so that evens out as a 3.

Big shout out to Meg and the team at The Crown and Shuttle , and all of the ladies from The East London Strippers Collective who shared their stories for Time Out Cardholders with honesty and humour.

I am a big fan of this pub , and am so pleased they celebrate their colourful history

#EastLondonStippersCollective #Respect


Really like this place. The interior is nothing much to rave over, although the staff are friendly and they have an interesting selection of home brewed beers to match their extensive wine and cocktail list.

The real magic comes when you step outside into the awesome beer garden. Completely covered over and heated to protect against even the worst English weather, this is the place to be in Shoreditch for a cosy date night or a party depending on the night.

Tasty food too from the unique "burger van" sitting in the courtyard, although the portions are not very generous. A little pricey too for both food and drink, but overall a great place to impress.


The Crown and Shuttle is a place that I have a love/hate relationship with but mainly love. It's a fairly normal pub from the outside very near Liverpool St and Shoreditch High St stations. As a result it can be busy but luckily it's bigger than it looks. The pub goes on and on and there's a huge terrace out back with heaters and some of it is covered so it's ok even in the rain. It's a great vibe and usually good fun. When the terrace closes (around 10pm usually) it gets crazily busy (like if you did up your shoelace you would actually get trampled to death) so make sure you're out of the main stampede walk through by then. 

Great pub with a massive sense of fun. Try the tiny upstairs bar "Filthy Fannys" - go out back to enjoy an al fresco bevvy and pop-up food truck - There's even a grotto and an urban upper deck.  The beer's good - the vibe is great. Love the place ! 

great place to come for a sunny day or night time tipple, plenty of choice with a fantastic beer garden to drink the night away. the food go's down well and theres always cracking music playing.

Passed the crown a few times on my way to Liverpool St. Station, finally headed there after work friday. The burger was pretty tasty. The staff were friendly folk and beer garden is a lovely bonus!

Went there on a Saturday night. House red was ok burger - awful. Semi warm meat and a cold rubbish bun. Rip off for the price I paid. Would not recommend. Full of trendy wannabes - overcrowded and not up to much

Nice looking pub, good beers, food a bit bland, bar staff appalling. Did not seem to have a clue.

Iv'e only seen pictures of this place but I wouldn't really want to go in there... If anyone cares about my opinion.