Rose & Crown, Enfield
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.
27 Jul 2009
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.
185 Clay Hill, Enfield, London, EN2 9AJ
020 8366 0864
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