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Hops

Address: 8-10 Prince Albert Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2DF [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 40622) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Crewe (0.6 miles), Nantwich (4.3 miles), Sandbach (4.5 miles)

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> Current user rating: 8.1/10 (rated by 17 users)
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Albert's Corner, Crewe (0.0 miles), Cheese Hall, Crewe (0.1 miles), Crown, Crewe (0.1 miles), Borough Arms, Crewe (0.2 miles), Kings Arms, Crewe (0.2 miles) - see more nearby pubs

 

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As you approach this place, it feels like it is going to be similar to a wine bar or a restaurant. But the interior has the feel of a micro pub. Although it is slightly larger than most micro pubs and it certainly pre-dates the micro pub scene. 6 ales and 6 ciders or perrys were on (although looking at the last review, I may have missed the 2 ales on gravity) - Townhouse Barney's Stout, Raw Grey Ghost IPA, Hopcraft Queen Anne's Revenge, Cwrw Ial Kia Kaha, Red Willow Stateless & Seamless, Ross-on-Wye Broome Farm Perry, Snails Bank Tumbledown & Very Perry, Lilleys Merry Monkey & Abrahalls Lily The Pink & Slack Alice. There were a fair few customers in and it had got much busier as I left to continue my Sunday evening jaunt around the town. My favourite pub in Crewe, on this evidence.
blue_scrumpy - 22 Jan 2017 20:18
Has it really been 5 years since I last commented on this place. Doesn’t time fly when you lose both your parents ?!

Anyway, it continues to be one of the best pubs in town. There have been a few minor changes recently, which I think are for the better. Firstly, in addition to the six handpumps, there are now 2 or 3 beers available on gravity (the casks are in the room behind). There have been a few teething problems with this, in regards to advertising the existence of these beers, but hoe there is a board with pimp clips, next to the handpumps. Also, one of the keg-fonts is now dedicated to “Craft keg” – usually English. Not noted before is that the left-hand pump is usually reserved for dark beers. Today it was the gorgeous Bristol Beer Factory Milk Stout.

I’ve not noticed the bar being “clogged up with locals standing”, but I can understand how it can easily become so, as it isn’t very big. In fact the whole place could do with being larger. Size not being helped by the tendency to have a small number of large tables, rather than a large number of small ones. There is a room upstairs, but I’m not sure if it’s normally open. Luckily, good weather means the place rapidly spills out onto the terrace outside. This must be the most relaxing place to drink in town, the only drawback being the view, which was a car park, is a building site, and will be a leisure centre.

8/10 – probably the best beer in town

Martinsh - 21 Dec 2015 00:12
Still a top pub with an excellent selection of ales, a couple of which were new to me, as well as ciders and continental bottles. Barman very friendly and knowledgeable about his products as well as decent fellow drinkers. Can't decide whether I prefer the Borough Arms or not - they are both cracking pubs.
Stamfordian - 23 Nov 2015 00:13
I really liked this place and would say it's the best pub in crewe (which isn't hard). Anyway great range of beers and bottles but the chubby girl behind the bar is surly and has zero personality. She threw the pack of crisps on the bar towards my girlfriend and didn't thank us for taking the glasses back. Send this wiman to charm school or replace her with a traffic cone.
Caskales - 7 Sep 2015 12:45
I was in here last month and what a lovely unusual surprise. Very welcoming staff, lovely laid back atmosphere, good beer, and very good selection.
canarly - 31 Mar 2015 18:05

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