The Crown Inn
Mon-Sat 12-3, 5-11, Sun 12-3; 7-10.30
The Crown Inn
This free house pub is situated in the picturesque village of Abbots Bromley, not far from Blithfield reservoir, where there are about 5 pubs in a quarter of a mile. It is a Georgian building beamed on the outside and oddly decorated on the inside - rather like a pub of the seventies (ironwork and Formica fake wood. It is not sure what it wants to be. That aside, the 2 roomed pub is opposite the Buttercross, a local meeting place for centuries. The church is also worth a look as are the winding lanes round about. The lounge is long and thin with a bar at one end. At the far end is seating for food. The food (all home cooked) is expansive from steak to salmon to haddock to mixed grill. Prices are in the ?5 - ?10 category and the food is served more like a restaurant than a pub. Sweets are interesting with choices that might include spotted dick and strawberries and cream - very nice for a lazy summer evening. The lunch (12-2.30pm) menu is different, though certain items do feature from the evening (6-9.30pm) menu. The proprietor Frank, lives on premises and chooses guest beers from a wide choice. On at the time were Fuggles IPA; Gales Anniversary and to come was Highate Bains 535. There is also a skittle alley available for hire of up to 30 people. The Crown Inn also has a selection of wines and whisky (a member of the association). The pub requires a step up to the bars and a long flight of stairs for the toilets for women (only a few for men) so not good for the disabled. Accommodation is available at ?25 for a single and ?45 for a double with full English breakfast. We weren't able to ascertain if they were en-suite or not, but were assured they had all the facilities (TV, tea/coffee, central heating). See also the Bagot Arms in Bagot Street, the last pub on the way through the village. This is a Marston's pub with a head brewer choice guest.
Also try: Coach and Horses, Market Place, WS15 3BS. (Marstons)
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