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The Crown Inn, Southampton - pub details

Crown Inn

Address: 9 Highcrown Street, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1QE [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3946) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations St Denys (0.9 miles), Swaythling (1.4 miles), Bitterne (1.5 miles)

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Surprisingly busy for a hidden away residential area pub. Its near the university, but customers are very mixed, and few appear to be students or lecturers, though there are some. Four standard cask beers on offer, and a limited lunch menu. I had the lunch special, which consisted of two fish cakes dressed with a few salad leaves for £5. To be fair, it was tasty, though I had expected a bit more food to accompany it. A solid and attractive pub which is clearly popular. It's a sort of timeless place - I can remember pubs like this from the 70s - back then they would offer a ploughman's lunch or scampi in a basket. I asked about children, but the barmaid didn't know if they were allowed, which suggests she's not seen any children there. Apparently they are allowed, but not particularly welcome.
SilkTork - 1 Jan 2017 15:59
This pub is well of the beaten track, albeit not far from the university. We also discovered that it's a fair walk from the football ground! Whilst the beer selection was poor and it was pricey, we enjoyed a liquid refreshment in the small outdoor and covered area at the rear, after the long walk. The beers were Gales HSB, Fullers London Pride, Timothy Taylor Landlord & Ringwood Best. Fizzy cider was Aspalls and Stowford Press. The interior seemed quite cosy though.
blue_scrumpy - 28 Apr 2014 19:18
Heineken is OK when the pipes are clean and the barrel relatively new but can be dodgy. Avoid drinking in the afternoons. The barmaid does everything she can to avoid serving (and anything other work). Known as Mrs. M (for Misery) Guts. Bit tired - could do with a spruce-up, but the evening bar staff are still the most attractive in Southampton.
beerman1234 - 16 May 2011 16:11
Stopped for a beer this afternoon as have previously considered this place to be better than the local competition. On previous visits the pub was always very busy, with good grub. It appears to of gone down hill since then.

Firstly, the bar staff member was very rude - Not the best start. The seats, carpets, walls and many of the fixtures looked filthy. We could smell an unpleasant smell from the loo's from where we were sat in the bar and moved to another area. . The beer tasted like the pipes were not clean and the glasses also looked dirty - I like old pubs with character, which are a bit rough around the edges but this was 'the pits'. The prices were not cheap and similar to some quite classy establishments with a much better selection of premium beers etc. Specials board didn't look particularly inviting but my previous comments put us off trying any food here again anyway.

Will certainly avoid from now on.

soton123 - 21 Mar 2011 00:48
My sincere apologies. It was the Crown at Shirley High Street, not this one which I'm sure is a true community pub.
Jan666 - 23 Oct 2010 18:21

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