Ye Olde Rose & Crown

Theatre Walthamstow
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Ye Olde Rose & Crown
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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Cynthia F

- 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.

sally s

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.

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.