The Crown Inn does it again!
The Crown wins CAMRA’s East Midlands Pub of the Year. Full story.
One of the Best Pubs in Notts!
What does it take to make a failing pub into a rip roaring success story? Everards’ “Project William” pioneering vision combined with cask ale champion Dave Brown’s genius. The transformation, has been startling. To look at it now you would never have imagined that over the past ten or so years this beautiful building had reached the state of being virtually moribund.
Dave Brown is responsible for turning around the fortunes of a number of pubs and according to the 2010-11 Cask Report, is quite clear on the reasons for his pubs’ success:
“We just go back to the basics of great beer and good conversation, that’s what good pubs have always been about. And real ale is vitally important in that. We get the whole community drinking in here, people
who haven’t seen each other for years, now socializing again. We get young and old every night and we never have any trouble. The police say that if every pub was like this one, they’d be out of a job!”
Everards initiated Project William in 2007. Its aim was to revitalise failing pubs. Under this scheme, Everards use a light touch allowing a licensee freedom to choose the cask cask ales on offer. The Crown has a stunning selection of 14 cask ales, along with an extensive selection of wine and spirits.
There are several rooms of different sizes each with it’s own character ranging from a large bar area to a tiny snug complete with bar hatch.
No hot food is available but they offer a range of snacks including pasties, pork pies, scotch eggs, cheese boards and cobs.
It has received the “Best East Midlands Pub Award” and has been awarded “Nottingham Pub of The Year” and “Nottinghamshire Pub of the Year” by CAMRA.
There is a cracking good free pub quiz on a Sunday afternoon which is extremely popular and attracts a full house.
There are no pool tables, fruit machines or televisions. I could do without the background musak but it’s not intrusive and in no way spoils this splendid pub.