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Used to be a good old traditional boozer.

Now a soulless hell-hole for yuppies. OK if that's your bag.

For me, never again.

marksamujels - 17 Nov 2010 01:33
This is a really nice pub to go to on a sunday in the summer where you can sit outisde in the garden area at the back and enjoy a quiet afternoon. The food was always really interesting and worth the price. However, apparently the place is under new management and the menu's been changed to the borning pie, mash, roast menu that you can get anywhere. I haven't been since the change so I can't comment on the food any longer but if you live in north London and want a nice pub to relax in, it serves that purpose well. If it's too cold to go outside though, there aren't that many tables inside and it's more of a gastropub than a place to sit and drink so I'd head to one of the other pubs around.
catfitz - 10 Apr 2010 13:28
Appears to have received a facelift, new owners???, looks nice, looking forward to trying it out.
carlythecat - 18 Jan 2009 20:07
I am the daughter of PATRICK MORRIS (composer,musicion), who died last year. He was found dead in his house in 2a Southwoodlane on 16. Jan. 2008. The circumstances are rather suspicious and anyone who knew him and can tell me anything about when they saw him last and how he was found and who found him.
Please, please inform me.
I am living abroad and will come to London soon.
Grateful for any information and links.
Emma- Serena
[email protected]
EMMASERENA - 7 Jan 2009 11:44
Good local pub with friendly staff and decent food.
TS77 - 29 Oct 2008 09:45
The staff were really nice. We had Sunday roast 8-95p. They had run out of lamb.

Not really a "pub" No pricelist for beer. No real ales.

Loo has interesting antique pictures.

I would give it a higher score if it sorted out its beer policy and pricelisting and display
mycetes - 12 Oct 2008 20:49
Went here with the girlfriend a few weeks ago. Service was good and all staff were cheerful and polite. Wine was only as expensive as you'd expect for the area. Even though we were in there from the best part of 9 till 10.15 we only saw 4 other people in there which seemed a little strange for such a nice bar on a friday night.

Will have to go back and try the food sometime.
gokey - 8 Jun 2008 19:29
Checked it out for Sunday lunch. A little dissapointed to be honest. It felt a little confused, was it a pub, was it a restaurant?

The service wasnt great, pretty rude to be honest. Our mains arrived before our starters. then they tried to offer the same mains once we had finished our starters i sent mine back but it took alot of explanation.

In fairness once all that had been sorted the food was nice. And it is reasonably priced at 8.50 for the roast the only thing i would say is that the gravy was a little like tar...but some people like their gravy thick i guess...

Would I go back, not if that guy was still working there!

george1983 - 19 Nov 2007 09:56
A great little gastro pub!
Food was really good especialy the pork fillet with black pudding.
The ideal place to have a drink with friends, a meal with your girlfriend or to watch the football with your mates!
anonymous - 4 Oct 2007 15:08
The Rose and Crown was pretty empty when I was in there a couple of weeks ago. It was a bit of a neck strain watching the football from the sofa in front of the plasma screen, but the lager was good and the staff were very friendly.

The place is very bright and airy, but it does feel like a small bar attached to a restaurant, rather than a pub with an eating area.

A good place for a drink and some food, but not one for a good old knees up.
Strongers - 31 May 2007 09:34
Fantastic. Beautifully done out inside - smart but still a traditional pub. The food is excellent and not overpriced and service is always with a smile. I agree with the guy below - try the goulash!

don_giuseppe - 14 Feb 2007 10:58
Went to this place for the first time last Sunday lunch time. Its really cosy inside but did have more of a restaurant feel to it than a pub. We both had different types of burger which were both delicious, tasty chips and generous portions. However it seemed very chaotic and every table other than ours seemed to have problems with their food or their bill even though the place wasn't overly busy.
anonymous - 7 Feb 2007 13:24
Went there for the first time last week and loved it. The decor, the food and the atmosphere was great!!
You must try the Hungarian Goulash. I'll definitely be back!!
anonymous - 18 Jan 2007 17:06
The change hasn't helped.

This time last year it was hard to get a table on a Saturday - now it's empty.

The management put TVs in for the football and left them there. As a result the atmosphere has deteriorated.

This place could be a goldmine but it has missed by a mile.
Vandr - 22 Oct 2006 17:00
Change of ownership. I'd now say this is "less a restaurant than a pub" - the food is less good than was the case (although still fine), but cheaper. On the down-side, the atmosphere isn't as nice; the food service is mediocre and they've done away with the one real ale they did have. A disappointment.
grecian - 16 Oct 2006 17:04
Less a pub than a restaurant really although has a little bar area at the front. The back garden is lovely to eat in on a summer's evening. But as I say, not really a pub.
grecian - 26 Jul 2005 11:27

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