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The Old Crown Public House

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Bar, British, Pub
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33 New Oxford Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1A 1BH, England
+44 20 7836 9121
11:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Sugar Land, Texas
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was warm and welcoming. Jospeh behind the bar was friendly and served an outstanding sauce roll. Thanks guys!

Thank Jennifer U
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We hired one of the private karaoke rooms upstairs for my sister's birthday and it was so much fun! The food was average and drinks a bit pricey but the karaoke facilities were excellent. Will definitely be back for that alone!

Thank frannythegreene
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Decided to pop in for a quick lunch with a friend. Staff were incredibly polite and helpful and my large glass of wine was pretty good. Had the Welsh rarebit which was very tasty and good value for central London I thought. Loved the cosy surroundings and will probably go back. One minor criticism; our food took quite a long... More 

Thank Fran1702
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1,077 reviews
733 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Situated near the British Museum Small comfortable bar Not much atmosphere Drinks i thought were expensive

Thank davethedrill
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Went on the thought of a wing backed leather chair, but can't see where this could be?! Nice enough atmosphere and good service by the staff - had the brisket burger and fries and although the burger was smaller than I expected they both were very good! Asked for vinegar and had it served in a plant pot.... Ok then....

Thank Mark G
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

First time i've been in a pub with worn out leather seating, but thats probably the style of the place! Tight fitting seating areas with heavy beamed seats. Plucked for a pulled pork burger style sandwich which was tricky to hold, and a cup of tea!

Thank DinkyJenny
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I hired the top floor of The Old Crown earlier this month for my 40th birthday drinks. Right from the first enquiry Louise, the events manager, could not have been more helpful. She happily showed me round the pub and answered all my silly email questions promptly and efficiently. When it came to the evening of my do we were... More 

Thank Watfordgirl31
Leeds, United Kingdom
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442 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Highlight of our visit was the 3 ribs (beef, lamb, pork) for £15, all amazing but the beef short rib particularly so! A proper old-style boozer across 2 floors, my partner and I grabbed one of the booths and a few beers - we liked the 3 The OC beers on draught we had between us (pale ale, IPA, bitter).... More 

Thank stonerose5
The Villages, Florida
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93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Stopped by there for a pint or two and had a wonderful experience. The staff was friendly and efficient. They had a great selection of beers on tap and the conversation flowed like the beer. The building itself is 356 years and has always been a pub. Great history.

Thank jmeddick
Paphos, Cyprus
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

The burgers are to die for. Perfect amount of heaven and sin in every bite! Still talking about the amazing meal we had there!! Keep up the great work!

Thank THEGAP81

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 New Oxford Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1A 1BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Holborn
  • Neighbourhood: Holborn
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 9121
Blending the best of the British boozer with a dash of urban cool, The Old Crown is perfect for long lunches, post-shopping refuels and weekend blow-outs. Situated on London���s busy New Oxford Street, it���s a genuine one-off ��� designed and lived in by the innovative team who own and run it. The reclaimed chandeliers, hand-crafted wooden tables and metallic flock panelling add to the laid-back vibe but the menu clearly means business. It changes weekly to incorporate organic seasonal produce and includes dishes like rump steak with mushroom cream; sea bass with puy lentil dahl; and classic burgers and sandwiches. With the added bonus of a fully stocked bar and some of the friendliest staff in town, it���s hard not to fall for The Old Crown���s charms.

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Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit practically any taste or budget. With major attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House as well as popular areas such as Covent Garden and Soho all just a short walk away, Holborn is a smart base from which to explore London.
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