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Address: 223 Grove Road, London, E3 5SN [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 26583) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Mile End (0.7 miles), Bethnal Green (0.7 miles), Stepney Green (0.8 miles)

Nearest train stations Cambridge Heath (0.7 miles), London Fields (1 mile), Bethnal Green (1 mile)

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> Current user rating: 5.8/10 (rated by 12 users)
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Went back to Victoria park where I grew up to see the England v Italy game (World Cup) on my way home from work. After Getting a doombar £3.95 and ordered chicken crochets and chips (£9.95). The place looks very warm and friendly and a young crowd of trendy middle class's (I guess?) make up the clientele. In fact the Italians outnumbered the English who seemed only mildly interested in the football (well they must be middle class then). I had two pints in all, so that's £8, the meal was a was an absolute rip off £10 for 3 chicken crochets and ordinary oven chips which I demolished in about 1 minute. The thing Is, kinda new it was going to be crap just looking at the menu, half of it was crossed off and it al sounded poncy anyway. But I had the munchies and just wanted to settle down to the game.
It was a nice environment, but expensive and I would never eat here. I think there was only two genuine East Enders in the whole pub other than myself. Not that I am against the new money moving in. I quite like seeing young smart and happy people wherever I go. There are still plenty of real estdnders about, but they ain't coming in this pub. I would guess they are priced out. I think it is pretty much the same all around hackney now.
Ramjam001 - 15 Jun 2014 23:17
Gastropub certainly, but rather harshly reviewed methinks. Busy on a Sunday afternoon as expected, but no problem to find a perch for just a (well kept Purity UBU) pint. Good looking place.
curioushistory - 8 Apr 2012 16:58
What a p*ss-take, something like �6 for a vodka, possibly with no mixer, even. From a barmaid who didn't know basic manners, and it wasn't due to her native English... Oh, the price could have been due to the music festival in the park next door, which is reprehensible given the prices in London already, but anyway, I'll be b*ggered if I'm paying to be looked-down upon by someone who I'm giving a better example to. Here's a tip, landlords - instead of employing people who are abjectly rude and incompetent generally, employ people for customer service roles who are GOOD at customer service - there's plenty of those on the dole happy to work at the above minimum wage rates the staff MUST get for those prices... (right?)
Groovehound - 12 Apr 2011 01:56
Upmarket pub opposite Victoria Park. Had a very enjoyable couple of hours in here, but probably only because we managed to bag a couple of seats at the bar, where I was able to enjoy some lovely Redemption brewery beer. Another couple of ales were on too. Had we not got those stalls, though, I probably would have been disappointed. Much of the rest of the pub was turned over to high-priced table-service food, so there is little of a pub atmosphere and not much room for people seeking to just have a few beers.
tonyandrachel - 15 Jan 2011 15:03
I selected The Crown for Sunday lunch since it was mentioned in a CAMRA guide. My wife phoned ahead and asked if they had a "veggie roast". They said it wasn't a problem and we reserved a table for six people.
When we arrived in the pub, I was disappointed to find that there were no ales available on the handle, and the staff were too busy to attend to what I would consider the prime purpose of a pub.
Five of our group were vegetarian and we all ordered the veggie roast. We were pretty surprised to find it was just sunday roast, but minus the meat and gravy. A plate of cabbage, potato, carrots and a yorkshire pud.
The landlady seemed to think that this protein free meal was acceptable, where five hungry people did not.
In her defence, we weren't charged for the food, but this place is trying to sell itself as a gastropub and we left having had neither food or beer.
This place needs to up its game or just own up to being another crap pub and stop pretending.

jonnytuna - 10 Jan 2011 12:18

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