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The Rose and Crown, High Wycombe - pub details

Rose and Crown

Address: Desborough Rd, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2PR [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 27889) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations High Wycombe (0.6 miles), Marlow (4.4 miles), Bourne End (4.5 miles)

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This is a good pub.3 ales when i last went there.Really well kept.A darts board.Sandwiches made to order.They're really cheap and taste good.Friendly staff and customers.A genuine bona fide pub to be treasured and recommended without reservation.
funky - 13 May 2011 02:52
I worked in High Wycombe for 5 years in the late 80s and it is an experience that I relate to a daily journey into the pit of Hades, and I have not been back since the day I discovered the escape tunnel.
Local folklore had it that High Wycombe was formed when Beelzebub cast his sperm on high ground and it flowed down what is now Marlow Hill, before finally coming to rest at the bottom of the valley.
And I have more than suspicion that this may in fact be true, especially as my office was based at the wrong end of Denmark Street perilously close to Desperate Avenue.
However, residents of HW who I now work with have implored me to revisit on the grounds that the town has changed beyond recognition in recent years, especially with the introduction of the Eden centre.
So it was on Saturday, after a local overnight stay that I decided to venture in for somewhere for the wife to shop. Yes , I have to say the Eden Centre is a great improvement. Especially as you can park almost in it and then look round the shops without knowing that you are in HW town centre. And it was only when I inadvertently went out the exit onto the high street that the nightmares began to return.
It took me a while to find my bearings but eventually I found Denmark Street to discover that most of it from my remembrances has been flattened to accommodate the new shops and restaurants. But I had an ironic smile to discover that my old building ( a square red brick office block of no architectural merit what so ever) was still standing although current use unclear.
However I had a much bigger smile when I turned the corner of Bridge Street to discover The Rose and Crown still standing. The Rose was my work local for those five years and was an oasis in the badlands where I spent many lunchtimes and early evenings. It was always a solid corner backstreet no frills local with good ale and good custom.
And I was more than happy to find that not a lot has changed in the intervening 20 years. The interior has been done up a bit but it is still a solid one bar back street local with separate distinct drinking and seating areas around the L shaped bar. Three handpumps on the bar and two were going at the time of my visit dispensing Fullers London Pride and Courage Best. It still has a bit of an indulgence on fruit machines, but as my time as a local here coincided with the emergence of video pub games and I spent an absolute fortune homing my gaming skills on Donkey Kong, I will forgive it that.
So, to put it in perspective, The Rose and Crown is a solid pub and although a long way from being the best pub in the world, on this freezing cold Saturday before Xmas with the snow all around, for me at that moment, it probably was.

Gann - 23 Dec 2009 21:58
great friendly pub, clean. i have not been more welcome in any other pub in high wycombe. bar staff very efficiant. will be going back for another great sunday roast.
becks123 - 30 May 2008 15:53
Bring back Barrington and the late night lock ins


p.s. Cristabel's got big tits

CarltonDeSouza - 15 Apr 2008 19:14
Of course I will give it a good rating!!!!!
Definately worth a visit. Best loos in town, someone said!!
Kittycatrose - 15 Apr 2008 16:27

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