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, 23rd Oct     On Wednesdays, Telford Acoustic Club meets to play music from 8.30pm.  Come along to see them or to join in!

Sun, 27th Oct        Quiz Night – Oakengates’ original General Knowledge Quiz with cash prizes.  It costs £1 per person to enter and the fun starts at 8.30 p.m. (or 9.30 if you forgot to put the clocks back!).

Wed, 30th Oct     On Wednesdays, Telford Acoustic Club meets to play music from 8.30pm.  Come along to see them or to join in!

Thur, 31st Oct      Open Mic Night hosted by Howard Bell & Clare Bennett.  Do you want to be a SuperStar or are you just pop-idle?  This is your chance to get 15 minutes of fame in front of a live audience at Shropshire’s longest-established Open Mic event, where we’re proud to support Community Music!!  Contact crownopenmic@gmail.com


Sat, 2nd Nov         The Black and Blues Band – Having supported Robert Plant and Andy Fairweather Lowe, this is a quality act, keeping the British Rock & Blues tradition alive!

Wed, 6th Nov     On Wednesdays, Telford Acoustic Club meets to play music from 8.30pm.  Come along to see them or to join in!

Thur, 7th Nov     Royal British Legion’s “Beer & Banter” session for retired ex-Service men & women meets here 2 – 4p.m. for a pint & a chin-wag.

Thur, 7th Nov     The Worcestershire Levellers – This lively duo performs a mix of classic popular acoustic tracks mixed in with contemporary and traditional music for a great foot-tapping night.

Tue, 12th Nov      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 Pete Teckman, supported by Ben Harrington, Ryan Brown, Jon Capewell, Barry Heap, Mark Woodrow and, your compère, Nick Clarke.

Tickets are available (subject to availability) at the bar or via www.ticketstelford.com but buy your ticket by Friday 8th, 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.

Wed, 13th Nov    On Wednesdays, Telford Acoustic Club meets to play music from 8.30pm.  Come along to see them or to join in!

Thur, 14th Nov   The Boys from the All-Night Chemist – These guys always go down a storm here.  A combination of great “guitarmanship” with some hilarious song-writing makes for a superb evening’s entertainment. Warning! The Boys from the All-Night Chemist may contain a girl!!

It’s also Beaujolais Nouveau Day.  Let the toffs keep it – We’ve got Bières Nouveaux!!

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 Howard Bell & Clare Bennett, 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 & Needs – These two Midlands-based blues artists have forged a musical partnership playing their style of blues music. 

Vince Needs 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.