The Crown welcomes all to its doors from the alternative to the curious and thirsty. We are passionate about our Craft and real ales. We also have plenty of gusto for Real or Rough cider. We love all Rock N Roll and reflect that in our dÃ©cor, atmosphere, jukebox & special events. We have a seperate late bar and special events venue, The Trap, that is available for private hire on request. Our kitchen is open until 9pm every day with special burgers and lunch deals always available. We have regular Pop-up Bars in St Nicholas Market where we showcase locally produced craft beers & ciders. We do show LIVE sport, 8 screens (1 high definition big screen) with both Sky & BT sports packages. We have a pool table and gaming machines. At The Crown you can be yourself, or whoever you want to be.
Our Beers & Ciders
The Crown is craft ale and real cider and we are proud to be Cask Marque accredited. We have six hand pulls serving locally produced real ales complimented by quality recognisable permanent guests from around the British Isles. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook to get up to date news on up and coming beers featured. We showcase real West country ciders as well as a featuring local keg ciders on draught.
Our Kitchen is open daily 12-9pm. There will always be lunch time specials from £5 or lower. We have special burgers, or you can make your own and crown the pate with your choice of toppings. You can book tables or areas for your lunch or party and pre-order your food to match the occasion.
The Trap dates back to 1741 and has welcomed customers from the alternative fringes of Bristol hosting regular Metal, Goth & live music nights. The Trap is returning with a new team and continuing to fly the flag of Bristols ever changing alternative scene check the events page for whats on. It also holds special events and is available for private hire on request.
The History of The Crown
The Crown is in St Nicholas historic Market and it was built on the medieval Bristol Tolzey Court. This court had been a meeting place for Bristol's merchants and had jurisdiction over a wide range of cases involving damage claims or disputed debts. The Crown has occupied this site since 1741. Originally it was the vaulted cellars that formed the original trading area. These were initially known as The Trap, but subsequently became known as The Crown Tap Cellar. There remains a bar in the cellars of The Crown and the new owners have renamed it fittingly The Trap once more. The ground floor Crown as you find it now was extensively refurbished in 1991.