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The Crown

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British, Pub, Brew Pub
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Victoria Square, Penzance TR18 2EP, England
+44 1736 351070
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Isle of Wight
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89 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

Called in for lunch the other day and big disappointment - no food! None served day or evening. However, drinkers are welcome to bring in pizzas and pasties etc and eat in the pub. Still a nice little pub, but it has lost some of its charm without food. The rating reflects that.

Thank mazaroo
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2014

Pleasant surprise. Small, cosy pub in the centre of Penzance. Popped in for a quick half and ended up staying for longer. Friendly locals, good banter. Very enjoyable.

Thank Helen H
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2014 via mobile

Yet again a delicious meal in very friendly and welcoming pub, good food and excellent beer that the landlord brews.

Thank Joanna R
Solna, Sweden
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

The pub celebrated 10 years during my visit. Nice barbecue and live music. Small and cozy place with nice staff.

1 Thank Åsa E
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

Once again a great Sunday lunch. Perfectly cooked beef and beautiful home made yorkshires with plenty of rich tasty gravy, all topped off with lovely crunchy and fluffy roast potatoes. We were welcomed by friendly and helpful staff who were always smiling and attentive. The Crown is a wonderful pub which we will defiantly be going back to. Friendly locals,... More 

Thank Jon1ev
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

Been to the crown two weeks in a row for food, both times had pizza and both times delicious and affordable.The lady behind the bar is also very friendly and they serve a great range of drinks,nicely decorated clean and beautiful sun trap outside.Would recommend.

1 Thank amz785
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

We had an amazing Sunday roast here last year and have kept meaning to go back. We returned, again for Sunday lunch, but unfortunately the food was not a patch on what it was which is so so disappointing. Nothing tasted very fresh, like it was reheated leftovers, the Yorkshire puddings were extremely doughy. The fabulous rich jus which we... More 

Thank Steve S
Penzance, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

A first class Sunday lunch. Home made, with fresh vegetables, tender meat, good gravy and warm plates ! You could not fault it. An excellent Shiraz to wash it down and all in an unpretentious, friendly and welcoming pub which on top of it all brews its own beer "Cornish Crown".

Thank Ilippa2014
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

Popped back to The Crown on steak night, hadn't booked but we arrived early and managed to get a table. The food was delicious as ever, my normally slightly picky daughter ate everything, still fab beers, had a lovely glass of wine, service friendly and swift, do pop along! I couldn't manage a fabulous sounding pud, but my partner did... More 

Thank hessar
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

Nice little place very good food and selection of real ales, warm and friendly welcome meant a very enjoyable evening

Thank Chris9992014
TheCrownPenzance, Supervisor at The Crown, responded to this review

Hi Chris, Many thanks for your review! We are really happy that you enjoyed your visit to The Crown and we hope that we will see you again in the future. We're always thinking of ways to improve and we do our best to provide the best experience for our regulars and visitors. It's always nice to hear that people... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
British, Pub, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Victoria Square, Penzance TR18 2EP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 351070
Set on a quiet Penzance back street, The Crown is one of Cornwall's hidden gems. You'll find no distracting screens, jukeboxes or slot machines - just friendly local people savouring the ambience and hospitality of this renowned establishment. The Crown is also home to Cornish Crown ales, a local real ale brewed by the landlord that has a loyal following with six regularly brewed variations. Three draft ales are always in tap at The Crown, and this will expand to six pumps of real ale. There are also weekly guest ales and we also have Prosecco on draft.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?