CROWN INN, Oakengates and ELEPHANT & CASTLE, Dawley

Welcome to the web page for Oakengates’ Good Beer Guide-listed Crown Inn and Dawley’s Elephant & Castle. We aim to provide you with the best drinking experience, both pubs being Cask Marque accredited. We have served some 18,000 different cask ales in the last 25 years at the Crown Inn and 9 years at the Elephant. We also offer a great range of spirits, wines, soft drinks and bottled beers from around the world.


We’re back! Oakengates’ Crown Inn and Dawley’s Elephant & Castle are again able to welcome you back inside to enjoy our hospitality. We’ve made some alterations to both pubs to go above and beyond the Government’s requirements.

We’ve taken the necessary measures to allow you back in to drink, while keeping everyone safe and healthy, so please make sure you observe our safety signage. The Elephant & Castle has more room than the Crown Inn, so it isn’t necessary for us to have a booking system in Dawley. For our Oakengates customers, you are recommended to book a table in advance on our BOOKING LINE 07901-513085 to avoid dis-appointment. However, unlike some pubs, you are still welcome to pop in without a reservation.

At both pubs, we are still opening up at the same times as before, daily from 12 noon at the Crown Inn and daily from 5p.m. at the Elephant & Castle. We are now implementing “Last Admission” times. At the Crown Inn, last admission is 9p.m. on Sundays to Thursdays, 10p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. At the Elephant & Castle, last admission is 9p.m. on Mondays to Thursdays, 10p.m. on Fridays to Sundays. We will have to keep an eye on these times, to see if they still work following the lockdown and any changes will appear on this site.

Following our successful Beer Line service during the lockdown, we are still carrying a good range of British & overseas bottled beers & ciders, particularly at the Crown Inn. Here are pictures of some of our range.

A selection of our British Bottled Beers includes Backyard, Brewdog, Hobson’s, Ludlow & Thornbridge breweries, some of which are shown here.
A selection of some of our Foreign Bottled Beers
A selection of our Bottled Ciders

Don’t forget that both pubs will supply you with beers to take home! If you want some draught beer or cider, bring a bottle and we will fill it for you.


All music and comedy events are now CANCELLED until further notice, by Government diktat! However, we hope to be able to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of our re-opening of the Crown Inn, back on 28th July 1995.

We should have enjoyed the “Telford Fringe“, with Edinburgh Festival Preview Comedy Nights at both venues, Live Music at the Crown Inn and a Wedding Party at the Elephant & Castle. So far, we have lost the following music events at the Crown Inn:-

Forbidden Skies (21/3), 4x Open Mic Nights (26/3, 30/4, 28/5 & 25/6), 4x Quiz Nights (29/3, 26/4, 31/5 & 28/6), Barrel House Blues Band (2/4), The Black & Blues Band (4/4), The Endings (9/4), Comedy & Curry (14/4), DryAdic (16/4), The Smokin’ Tones (2/5), The Root Doctors (7/5), Gig for Life (16/5), Rowley & Paul (4/6), The Percy Veer Band (6/6), Pale Fire (20/6), The M.J.M. Band (2/7), PigDaze (4/7). At the time of writing, it seems as though Social Distancing Rules will prevent events taking place for some time after we re-open. We hope to re-arrange these events for future dates. Also, Telford Comedy Club was due to gather across both pubs for Comedy & Curry on 14th April with Edinburgh Festival Preview Shows on 12th, 19th, 22nd & 26th May, 2nd, 5th & 9th June and 14th July. As Edinburgh Festival is not happening this year, the Preview Shows have disappeared too.