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

TELFORD FRINGE FESTIVAL

Sun, 16th June    Today is Fathers’ Day!  For Heaven’s Sake, get your father down to the Crown and get him a beer!!  He’d much rather have that, than Petrol-Station flowers!!!   Apologies from the Magnificent Seven Crew who are unable to play their “On the Record” session this month.  They’ll be back in four weeks.

Tue, 18th June Edinburgh Festival Preview Comedy Shows continue tonight at the Crown Inn.  First, Stevie Gray suffers an “Arctic Monkey’s Midlife Crisis” before Rob Kemp is “Moonraker 2: Moonrakerer”.  Finally, Mad Ron gives his “Talk to Millennials”.  Tickets are available at the bar or via www.ticketstelford.com (subject to availability) for £4 upto Monday 17th June, or on the day for only £5, saving the cost and hassle of travelling to Edinburgh to see them.  Alternatively, we offer Season Tickets for three Edinburgh Festival Preview Evenings at the Elephant & Castle and Crown Inn.  Individual Tickets can also be upgraded to Season Tickets on the day.

Wed, 19th June   On Wednesdays, Telford Acoustic Club meets to play music from 8.30pm.  Come along to see them or to join in!

Thur, 20th June An Evening with Owen Lewis reading poetry, much of it his own and inviting the audience to take part in an Open Mic Poetry Session too – just speak to Owen or the bar staff to reserve a spot.  Owen writes for “Shropshire Magazine” & “Exploring England”. His plays are performed not just in the U.K. but North America too.

Join the broadcaster, playwright, actor & poet for poetry and performance, some laughter and some poignancy.  Live from 8.00 until 10.00.

Fri, 21st June Edinburgh Festival Preview Comedy Shows continue tonight at our sister pub, the Elephant & Castle in Dawley.  At 8 p.m., we present Laura Monmoth, who is a right “Trans Vision Scamp”, before Richard Pulsford gets ready to “Roll up for a Smirking Break”.  Tickets are available at the bar or via www.ticketstelford.com (subject to availability) for £4 up to Thursday 20th June, or on the day for only £5, saving the cost and hassle of travelling to Edinburgh to see them.  Alternatively, we offer Season Tickets for three Edinburgh Festival Preview Evenings at the Elephant & Castle and Crown Inn.  Individual Tickets can be upgraded to Season Tickets on the day.

Tue, 25th June  Edinburgh Festival Preview Comedy Shows continue here tonight.  First, “Live at The Apollo” star, Laura Lexx brings her “Knee Jerk” to town.  Then, Tom Taylor is “The Indie Feel-good Hit of the Summer”.  Finally, Joby Mageean is our very own “Shanty Prince”.  Tickets are available at the bar or via www.ticketstelford.com (subject to availability) for £4 upto Monday 24th June, or on the day for only £5, saving the cost and hassle of travelling to Edinburgh to see them.

Wed, 26th June   On Wednesdays, Telford Acoustic Club meets to play music from 8.30pm.  Come along to see them or to join in!

Thur, 27th June  It’s 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

Sun, 30th June  Quiz Night – Oakengates’ original General Knowledge Quiz with cash prizes costs £1 per person to enter and starts at 8.30 p.m.

Tue, 2nd July  Edinburgh Festival Preview Comedy Shows finish tonight at the Crown Inn.  First, Nigel Lovell will be “Mocking a Murderer” before David McIver can “Teleport” us.  Finally, Freddie Farrell tells us “I Wasn’t Born with Enough Middle Fingers”.   Tickets are available at the bar or via www.ticketstelford.com (subject to availability) for £4 upto Monday 1st July, or on the day for only £5, saving the cost and hassle of travelling to Edinburgh to see them.

Wed, 3rd July     On Wednesdays, Telford Acoustic Club meets to play music from 8.30pm.  Come along to see them or to join in!

Thur, 4th July     Live Music t.b.c., Live from 8.45

Sat, 6th July        Live Music t.b.c., Live from 8.45 Also, it’s Carnival again in Oakengates, so we’re here whenever you need refreshment!

Wed, 10th July    On Wednesdays, Telford Acoustic Club meets to play music from 8.30pm.  Come along to see them or to join in!

Sun, 14th July     Enjoy the Magnificent Seven Crew entertaining your afternoon in the Courtyard with an “On the Record” session.  You can also bring your discs down to share with the crowd.

Wed, 17th July    On Wednesdays, Telford Acoustic Club meets to play music from 8.30pm.  Come along to see them or to join in!

Wed, 24th July    On Wednesdays, Telford Acoustic Club meets to play music from 8.30pm.  Come along to see them or to join in!

Thur, 25th July   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

Sun, 28th July     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, 31st July    On Wednesdays, Telford Acoustic Club meets to play music from 8.30pm.  Come along to see them or to join in!