Welcome to the Crown Inn, Oakengates. We host the World’s biggest pub-based, cooled hand-pulled beer festival (next one on Thursday 3rd to Monday 7th October, 2013) and can offer you an atmosphere of the best real ale quaffing in Shropshire. We have been national runner-up in “The Publican’s Morning Advertiser” Cask Ale Pub Of The Year three times and pride ourselves on delivering a pint to remember. The Crown Inn was the Freehouse of the Year 2007 (East & West Midlands) and has been named Cask Ale Pub of the Year 2008 (East & West Midlands), of which we are very proud.
The Crown’s licensee, John Ellis, was the first in the Wrekin Borough to be awarded the Cask Marque Award for Excellence in the service of cask ale and was only the fourth in Shropshire. The Crown Inn is the only pub in Oakengates to hold the Cask Marque and is one of 8,000 pubs across the UK to offer great cask ale.
The Crown Inn is a regular entry in the Good Beer Guide and Good Cider Guide, published by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).
The Crown Inn is now a WiFi hotspot. B.T. customers can get unlimited access through B.T. Openzone. Non-B.T. customers, ask at the bar for a code to get you upto 60 minutes free access.
On Saturday, 18th May, we held “Gig for Life” in support of Deb’s Darlings, who are taking part in “Race for Life” against Breast Canceron Sunday 9th June. Our Quiz Night on Sunday 26th May also raised money for “Gig for Life” and (as at 29th May) the total raised is an amazing £2,015.74! Thanks to everyone who took part and who turned up in support!!
On Saturday, 1st February, we held our first event of 2013 for Real Ale Fans. At our sister pub, the Elephant & Castle in Dawley, Hobson’s Brewer Paul came to tell us all about what they brew and how they brew it, as well as trying out tasters from seven recipes in Hobson’s “Funkie Food & Ale Cookbook”, a hardback collection of recipes using Hobson’s Shropshire Ales. With a normal price £7.99, it is available from this local pub, only £7.50!!
In March, we went to Joule’s Brewery, where a good time was had by all!!!
More events will be coming soon!