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“Should be better”

The Crown and Anchor
Ranked #2,698 of 22,834 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$12 - US$21
Cuisines: British, Pub, Gastropub
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A trusty local pub in the heart of Euston.The Crown & Anchor has been a comforting friend to city workers, weary commuters and beer-loving Londoners for eons. As sunlight floods through our windows, delight in the refreshing familiarity of this vibrant local. Celebrate a promotion with a bottle of our finest wine, refuel with a plate of freshly cooked pub food or take a pew outside and watch the drama of London life unfold.
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Should be better”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

A nice pub, good exterior seating area and usual collection of beers/ales. What continues to let this pub down though is the oathish behaviour of the manager and some of the staff. Whilst most of them work dilligently and hard the manager can often be found at the bar drinking and behaving in an off putting and aggressive manner. It really is a shame as this should be a hidden gem. Under better leadership this could be one of the best pubs in London.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank RobRoss80
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A total disgrace”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We came here tonight to watch the world cup semi final between Argentina and the Netherlands. The display of customer service was as dismal as the match. On entering the pub we were assured by bar staff that the venue would be open until the end, even if it went to penalties. However the barman turned off the screen on the 28th minute of extra time.

I have no problem with a pub not wishing to screen sport. However, they made several hundred pounds that night off the back of punters wishing to view a match, though once it became inconvenient for them and they had reaped all the money they could at the bar, they had no qualms in turning it off and kicking customers out.

It is worth noting that the food was substantially below par and i am embarrassed to say that it was easily outclassed by the offerings in the newly opened All Bar One at nearby Euston station. The unimpressive beer selection was pathetic when contrasted with the neighbouring Euston tap.



  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank James_C_1985
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Victoria, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Great start to our visit finding this gem!”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We had just arrived at our place to stay in London, Studios2let(clean but someplace we would not book again) and saw this pub just across the street,and decided to give it a go!
We loved the burgers, handmade (not frozen patties) and tasty, we had them twice. The pork and chorizo burger with carmalized red onions was excellant, as was the ome with brie and Stilton!
Staff have been lovely, waitress was polite and speedy, and the barman/host is charming( Gavin!)
He suggested I try a certain cider (think it is called Addlesons?) When my mate asked for ideas for picky me, and it was spot on! Gavin came out and checked too! Friday night was very busy, and there were no free tables when we arrived bit Gavin said we could sit at a reserved table as long as we were out on time, we had plenty of time to eat and eventually found another free table that evening.
We returned the next night ,it was great after a long day to come "home" to our new local!
The food is good and we thought for the quality we paid fair prices! The staff were friendly, as were the other patrons, we definitely recommend and will have to return !

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank joan1
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Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A good place for a Sunday evening”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

We were staying close to the pub and decided to visit this on the Sunday evening, when it was considerably quieter than on the Friday and Saturday nights. It is worthwhile booking though as even on the quieter nights as there is still a steady stream of people visiting for a drink and/or food. There was a good range of food with a few of us (a table of 8) choosing the starter of mushrooms on brioche which were very tasty, followed by a variety of main meals including fishcakes, sausage & mash, fish & chips, ham hock & leek pie - all of which were very good. The pub offers a great range of real ales and a good choice of wines both by the glass and bottle. The only drawback we found was that we missed ordering dessert for those that wanted it as the kitchen had closed without our knowing it. Additionally, one of the members of staff made a mistake with the change from a round of drinks, however, another member of staff was quick to remedy the mistake when it was pointed out which was very good.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Julie R
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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
825 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

The pub is near Euston station and just around the corner from the location used for Sherlock's house in the Benedict Cumberbatch & Martin Freeman series. That is probably the most interesting thing to say about it. The service is slow the pub is rather dowdy and lacks atmosphere. I was here for a function, meeting former colleagues.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Lavarcham
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