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Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Three Crowns

175 Stoke Newington High Street
Stoke Newington
N16 0LH
Emailmoc.61nsnworceerht@ofni Telephone(020) 7241 5511
Real AleLunchtime MealsEvening MealsDisabled AccessRestaurantFunction RoomSports TVLive Music
Opening times: Mon and Tue 15:00-24:00; Wed 15:00-01:30 next day; Thu 12:00-01:30 next day; Fri and Sat 12:00-02:30 next day; Sun 12:00-24:00

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

12 Sept 2023 - Now doing cask again. One handpump recently installed. We think they had a refurb this year? Marble Manchester Bitter available.

Retaining much of the original interior (less a few walls), this vast corner pub had returned to its established long term name (which commemorated the visit of King James 1, passing by in 1603 to be crowned King of Scotland, England and Ireland). The corner section fronting onto High Road has fairly conventional wooden tables and chairs for dining or reading at. The Church Street section has a much more vibe bar feel to it with low lighting a bizarre selection of mirrors from the 1700's to the'70's, lending a surreal feel to the low-lit maroon decor. Large scrubbed pine tables jostle with Chesterfields and church chairs for attention with a throbbing incessant ambient soundtrack that on a bad day has you reaching for the paracetamol in seconds.

Good to see the original external metalwork retained and the exterior looking its most normal, if a little dour, for many a year. Like its nearby contemporary the Rochester Castle, the Crowns also features a large vaulted skylight. The bar counter sports a range of dimly lit low hanging lamps. The Waiting Room underneath stays open much longer and features various live events, again see website.