Rose & Crown71-73 Torriano Avenue
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This pub is quite unique in the immediate area. Started life as the Rose and Crown, built in the 1930s for Watney Combe Reid, it was demolished and rebuilt in 1937, the building nestles between terraced houses. For decades it served as an off-licence, then traded as The Torriano for a number of years with the licensees fighting hard to stop the pub being closed. It did close in 2014 but only briefly and it has re-opened under its original name. Truly a community local tavern, the single island bar is surrounded by the original slate floor. To the rear is a small heated outdoor seating area known locally as an 'urban garden'. A real coal fire adds to the relaxed nature of the pub and its clientèle. 8 taps on rotation, 2 cask (although only one in April 2019 - the other had Thistly Cross cider) and 6 keg. Weekly Comedy shows, a quiz night with roll-over jackpot and free event space for hire. Note this pub should not be confused with the former Torriano pub in nearby Leighton Road, which is now a block of residential flats.