Rose & Crown, Enfield

Our rating: FAP Rating 2 - Click for an explanation of our ratings      User rating: Community Rating 2 - Click for an explanation of our ratings   (5 reviews)
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FAP Rating 2 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
The outlying areas of London are home to many charming pubs, but sadly the Rose and Crown isn't one of them. All ingredients are there: once supposedly owned by Dick Turpin's grandparents, the tiny doors, wooden beams and little snug rooms are all expected for a pub built in 1700. The Sunday roasts were good, reasonably priced and served late. Add to this a garden set in a woodland brook setting. So the problems? The service was, at times, surly and small children ran throughout the pub, scattering salt packets and climbing up at the bar. We guess this is allowed now, as the 'no children beyond this point' has vanished since our last visit. It also doesn't help that groups of Chavs often inhabit the nicest room. Time your visit well and its likely you'll discover a fantastic pub. Sadly we haven't had this luck yet and can currently only award a two pint rating.
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Reviews (4)
28 Oct 2013
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Not what this pub should and could be. In a lovely location and a great building with bags of history, but it is seemingly run haphazardly. I am not quite sure how it survives. Badly needs some tender loving care. The paint in the ladies toilet has been peeling for 5 years. The kitchen doesn't always open even though they advertise food outside. The staff are polite and efficient and it will always serve a good pint.
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29 Aug 2013
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I so want this to be a good used to be! (I live round the corner.) It so easily could be. But it isn't at the moment. Very poor welcome, poor service, kids everywhere, real confusion and actual surprise that someone walked in for drinks and a meal at 6.30pm on a Thursday evening! Pint of Fullers was good but white wine warmish and food needs to be better. Oh well, I'll give it another two years before I try again.
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17 Aug 2010
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Well, this pub STILL isn't all it should be...all the ingredients...just put together incorrectly. I don't just felt wrong, this pub. Visited on a quiet Tuesday afternoon in the Summer...Deuchars was available, so some merit at least.
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27 Jul 2009
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Lovely-looking traditional country pub on the edge of London. Fancyapint are right, though, it's not all it could be. On foot, try combining this with what must be the most spectacular Toby carvery anywhere, in the gleaming white mansion in Whitewebbs Park, and then following Turkey Brook all the way to the Turkey pub on foot.

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185 Clay Hill, Enfield, London, EN2 9AJ
020 8366 0864

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