We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Old Crown Public House

) #5,796 of 17,848 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ Bar, British, Pub
33 New Oxford Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1A 1BH, England
+44 20 7836 9121
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (36 reviews)
“pulled pork” (3 reviews)
“ribs” (3 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
33 New Oxford Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1A 1BH, England
Neighbourhood: Holborn
Write a Review
Reviews (108)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 108 reviews

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
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...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank DinkyJenny
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...More

Thank Watfordgirl31
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...More

Thank stonerose5
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
Nearby Restaurants
Le Bistro Savoir Faire
809 reviews
.08 km away
346 reviews
.09 km away
Clive's Midtown Diner
149 reviews
.05 km away
43 reviews
.03 km away
Nearby Attractions
Shaftesbury Theatre
664 reviews
.15 km away
Shaftsbury Theatre
193 reviews
.15 km away
The Cartoon Museum
201 reviews
.11 km away
High Holborn
21 reviews
.11 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Old Crown Public House staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

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".