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The Old Crown Public House

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Bar, British, Pub
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33 New Oxford Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1A 1BH, England
+44 20 7836 9121
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

I had a pint several times in this pub over the last few days and it is very friendly. The bar staff were amused when I asked if they would take Scottish notes - "it's legal tender isn't it?". Well it is, although the reason I asked was the sniffy attitude I have had even in recent years towards this... More 

Thank angusbrown667
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

lovely little pub open till late. nice music, friendly staff, good prices, nice atmosphere. been there quite a lot

1 Thank Marilou A
Sugar Land, Texas
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This place was warm and welcoming. Jospeh behind the bar was friendly and served an outstanding sauce roll. Thanks guys!

Thank Jennifer U
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We hired one of the private karaoke rooms upstairs for my sister's birthday and it was so much fun! The food was average and drinks a bit pricey but the karaoke facilities were excellent. Will definitely be back for that alone!

Thank frannythegreene
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Decided to pop in for a quick lunch with a friend. Staff were incredibly polite and helpful and my large glass of wine was pretty good. Had the Welsh rarebit which was very tasty and good value for central London I thought. Loved the cosy surroundings and will probably go back. One minor criticism; our food took quite a long... More 

Thank Fran1702
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1,161 reviews
792 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Situated near the British Museum Small comfortable bar Not much atmosphere Drinks i thought were expensive

Thank davethedrill
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Went on the thought of a wing backed leather chair, but can't see where this could be?! Nice enough atmosphere and good service by the staff - had the brisket burger and fries and although the burger was smaller than I expected they both were very good! Asked for vinegar and had it served in a plant pot.... Ok then....

Thank Mark G
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

First time i've been in a pub with worn out leather seating, but thats probably the style of the place! Tight fitting seating areas with heavy beamed seats. Plucked for a pulled pork burger style sandwich which was tricky to hold, and a cup of tea!

Thank DinkyJenny
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

I hired the top floor of The Old Crown earlier this month for my 40th birthday drinks. Right from the first enquiry Louise, the events manager, could not have been more helpful. She happily showed me round the pub and answered all my silly email questions promptly and efficiently. When it came to the evening of my do we were... More 

Thank Watfordgirl31
Leeds, United Kingdom
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246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Highlight of our visit was the 3 ribs (beef, lamb, pork) for £15, all amazing but the beef short rib particularly so! A proper old-style boozer across 2 floors, my partner and I grabbed one of the booths and a few beers - we liked the 3 The OC beers on draught we had between us (pale ale, IPA, bitter).... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 6 - USD 32
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 New Oxford Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1A 1BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Holborn
  • Neighbourhood: Holborn
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 9121
A public house re-imagined. A welcoming atmosphere, great food, great drinks. All day and all night in a building that has stood proudly for over 250 years .

Whether its good wifi and a place to work, a spot of lunch during a day of sight seeing, a place for after work drinks or some late night revelry we think we have got it covered.

Welcome to 33 new oxford st.

The Old Crown is a unique building located on the corner of museum street and new oxford street. The building dates back over 200 years and has a character all of its own. The venue is open to the public on 3 floors all of which have a different vibe to them. The old crown is a whimsical escape from the busy streets that surround and once you come in you get the impression it has offered this for quite some time.

You can find reference to The Old Crown in Hogarth's famous beer street & gin lane from 1751. The spire of St Gile's church is just on the opposite side of the street - so it is fair to say we have some heritage when it comes to serving a libation or two.

The Old Crown is owned and managed by the team behind Hidden Door Events who have been involved with this site for well over 10 years. Ali, Matt & Nick finally took charge in early 2017. We have loved this brilliant old building...as a friend of the family once put it,
"all roads eventually lead to the old crown".

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Staying in Holborn

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Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit practically any taste or budget. With major attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House as well as popular areas such as Covent Garden and Soho all just a short walk away, Holborn is a smart base from which to explore London.
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