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The Old Crown Public House

) #5,203 of 18,186 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ , British,
33 New Oxford Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1A 1BH, England
+44 20 7836 9121
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible13%
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Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
33 New Oxford Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1A 1BH, England
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1 - 10 of 97 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We met friends for a drink and dinner before a show at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Dining was upstairs only. They had a problem with some kitchen equipment so some items were off the menu. But the waitress was fantastic and the items that we chose...More

Thank jennybhk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience walking into this pub with it warm and inviting atmosphere. The bartender, Irene, was friendly and knowledgeable regarding her beers on tap. Great evening talking with the locals and enjoying a few ales.

Thank jmeddick
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Well went to the Shaftesbury theatre and went to this pub for a beer afterwards - Great place, Great Pub - A REAL LONDON PUB -Thought Danny Dyer, Ricky or Bianca might even appear !!! Bar staff also know their beers which is quite refreshing...More

Thank Malcolm W
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We were looking for an authentic, non-tourist pub to visit and we definitely found it with the Old Crown. Great food, ambience, and the local after-work crowd made for a night to remember. Also, the bartenders were all fantastic. Joseph Beattie was great fun -...More

Thank Thomas B
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...More

Thank angusbrown667
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
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
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
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...More

Thank Fran1702
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

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

Thank davethedrill
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$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
  • E-mail
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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