CROWN INN, Oakengates

Welcome to the temporary web page for the Crown Inn. We aim to provide you with the best drinking experience, being a regular entry in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide and a Cask Marque accredited pub. We have served some 17,000 different cask ales in the last 24 years but also offer a great range of spirits, wines, soft drinks and bottled beers from around the world.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Wed, 20th Nov    On Wednesdays, Telford Acoustic Club meets to play music from 8.30pm.  Come along to see them or to join in!

Sun, 24th Nov      Quiz Night – Oakengates’ original General Knowledge Quiz with cash prizes.  It costs £1 per person to enter and the fun starts at 8.30.

Wed, 27th Nov    On Wednesdays, Telford Acoustic Club meets to play music from 8.30pm.  Come along to see them or to join in!

Thur, 28th Nov   Open Mic Night hosted by Clare Bennett & (for the last time) Howard Bell, another chance to be or to enjoy new talent.  Come along for your 15 minutes of fame and strut your kind of stuff at Shropshire’s longest-established Open Mic event, where we’re proud to support Community Music!!  Contact crownopenmic@gmail.com

Sat, 30th Nov       The Christmas lights go on in Oakengates and we’re here for whenever you need to pop in for a warm and a drink!  There is plenty of entertainment and activity in the town and we’re topping it off with live music from The Doodahs – Old hands Ivor (The Endings), Clive (Click) and Stewart & Pete (Sweetwater) are back with their Blues & Rock band!

Wed, 4th Dec       On Wednesdays, Telford Acoustic Club meets to play music from 8.30pm.  Come along to see them or to join in!

Thur, 5th Dec      Royal British Legion’s “Beer & Banter” session for retired ex-Service men & women meets here 2 – 4p.m. for a pint & a chin-wag.

then (from 8.45)  Gooderham & Neads – These two Midlands-based blues artists have forged a musical partnership playing their style of blues music.

Vince Neads is a blues/rock guitarist and vocalist who has toured with numerous bands and featured on many sessions over the past 40 years.  Paul Gooderham took up blues harmonica in the mid-60’s to complement his guitar and vocals.  He has shared the stage and has supported a wide range of blues artist over the past five decades, appearing here previously as frontman of The Remnants.

Sat, 7th Dec         The Smokin’ Tones – Professional musicians for over 30 years, three friends have re-united and returned to their roots to deliver a night of red hot blues!

Tue, 10th Dec      It’s “Comedy & Curry” at Telford Comedy Club – From 7.30 p.m. (doors), we host comedians on the second Tuesday of each month and you can also have a meal beforehand.  This time, we bring you Peter Brush, supported by (amongst others) Jack Harris, Adam Hughes, Chris “Okse” Oxenbury, Ethan McKinley and, your compère, Adam Beardsmore.

Tickets are available (subject to availability) at the bar or via www.ticketstelford.com but buy your ticket by Friday 6th, if you want to be sure of a meal.  Tickets cost only £8, including your meal and a line-up of great comedians.  Show-only (£5) option is also available. Come on down to get yourself in the mood for the holiday season!!

Wed, 11th Dec       On Wednesdays, Telford Acoustic Club meets to play music from 8.30pm.  Come along to see them or to join in!


Thur, 12th Dec     The Root Doctors – The blues lies at the heart of band’s music.   However, The Root Doctors take inspiration from all genres including rock, jazz, soul, funk, and more.  They respectfully play their own interpretation of both classic and contemporary blues/rock songs written &/or performed by the likes of Joe Bonamassa, B.B. King, Gary Moore, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Freddie King, Rory Gallagher, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan to name just a few.

Then, as usual, we provide an Election Results service – Results on screen from 11.20p.m. until it’s all over (but no later than 4a.m.).

Wed, 18th Dec       On Wednesdays, Telford Acoustic Club meets to play music from 8.30pm.  Come along to see them or to join in!

Thur, 19th Dec    The Endings – One of our most popular bands is back in Oakengates.  With guitars, mandolin, drums and accordion, expect a great range of traditional, electric folk, Irish, Bluegrass and many more styles of performance in a great feel-good evening!