Address : 20 Church Street, Beeston, NG9 1FY
Whenever you see a big pub chain name outside a building, it can fill you with fear. But any worries of homogenous beer and corporate fixtures disappear as soon as you walk into to the Crown. That’s because Everards has partnered with the Brown Ales company – which makes some fabulous brews as well as running a small collection of great pubs.
In any one of the three bar areas you’ll see a mahoosive list of beers, topped up with a few ciders – constantly on rotation so there’s usually something new to try.
The real joy here is the layout. If you’re lucky enough you’ll get a seat in the snug – or better still, the “confessional” which seats four people at a push. Otherwise there’s a main lounge, a cosy side room with a fire or the darts room. And an ample beer garden.
Music? Rarely. This is a place to have a proper conversation about beer. There a twice weekly quiz though.
Food? Cobs, crisps, pork pies. What’s not to like?
People? Students, locals and visitors who make a special journey.
Opinion? You might have already guessed; this is a NottsNight favourite. We’ve never known the place to be off form. But its popularity means you may be queuing for quite some time. Get in line, relax – it’ll be worth the wait.