Rose & Crown, Sloane Square
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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90-92 Lower Sloane Street, Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8BU
020 7730 2967
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How to find the Rose & Crown pub
Come out of the tube and walk straight across Sloane Square. Then take a left down Lower Sloane Street. The pub is about two minutes away, on your right hand side.