Rose & Crown, Sloane Square

Our rating: FAP Rating 2 - Click for an explanation of our ratings      User rating: Community Rating 5 - Click for an explanation of our ratings   (2 reviews)
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FAP Rating 2 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
Chelsea's pubs have suffered significant decline over the last few years, with scores shutting up or ratcheting themselves more and more upmarket. If you're in SW1 and want a pub the way pubs used to be, then the Rose & Crown is the one for you. Tatty on the outside, the interior hasn't changed much since probably the 1980s. A huge bar dominates proceedings, and although the old lunch counter is now filled with bottles of wine, rather than cling wrapped sarnies, not much else is representative of the noughties. A couple of ales are on offer and Thai food if you're peckish, while a pool table fills a good deal of the space. The last remaining older geezers who still live in the area prop up the counter, bantering with the landlady but otherwise there's a mix of wealthier student types and after work drinkers; we're pretty sure a few chauffeurs come here for a soft drink while waiting for their fares to finish shopping, too.
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23 Jul 2014
Rating 5 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
I found this pub quite by accident whilst visiting London for the first time. The patrons were friendly, and interesting to chat with. ( I met British military veterans, a Japanese artist, an Australian Buddhist and massage therapist, an Irish storyteller and poet, and an English karate sensei. ) This warm and relaxed pub would be termed a "neighborhood bar" here in the States. The food was terrific, and the landlady stocks a nice selection of spirits. This little pub is a real gem.

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90-92 Lower Sloane Street, Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8BU
020 7730 2967
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