Cricklewood may have suffered in the past, being the less trendy northern neighbour to Kilburn, but it oozes history and comedy - and The Crown is definitely included. An imposing exterior (the pub has its own bus stops), the inside does not disappoint either. As of June 2011 there are only two bars - both downstairs. The upstairs is now a posh diner (although we cannot vouch for the revamped menu). Both bars have fires in the winter and big leather chairs. People seeking quiet should go to the Long Bar, to the right of the building, adjoining the Crown Moran hotel (although on Sunday afternoons there is an Irish band that practices there who are getting rather a cult following). The front bar shows football and other sports and is generally quite busy. The Cocktail Bar has gone, but that does mean more seating in the back. For real ale fans, there are now 3 to choose from: Abbott Ale, London Pride and a guest (Robinson's Dizzy Blonde at last visit). Despite being an adjunct of the hotel, prices are cheap. If most hotels we've visited had pubs like the Crown, we'd be a lot happier on our travels.
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Reviewed by stuntgirl
04 Jul 2011