CAMRA Oxfordshire Pub of the Year 2018 and North
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TAKE AWAY SERVICE AT THE ROSE & CROWN FOR ALL TYPES OF DRINKS AND PUB SNACKS WHILE PUBS ARE LOCKED DOWN:
MONDAY-WEDNESDAY 3-7pm THURSDAY-SUNDAY 4-8pm
Since the lockdown for Coronavirus, the Rose & Crown - an award-winning freehouse which has won many CAMRA Pub of the Year awards - has been offering a wide range of drinks and pub snacks to local customers between 3pm and 7pm on Mon, Tue & Wed, and 4pm and 8pm from Thurs to Sun.
There is always a good range of real ales on offer at £3 per pint. This will usually include Hop Kettle COB (Cricklade Ordinary Bitter), supplemented by two, three or occasionally four other traditional hand-pumped ales (the range of which will vary according to which beers have been sourced and are ready for sale). You can usually check out the range of real ale available on any particular day by visiting our Facebook page (see link in the top right corner of this page).
Please note that there is a very limited number of take-away cartons in which to carry away your beer - so to avoid disappointment you should consider bringing along your own take-out containers (such as plastic or glass bottles or other similar containers which have volume marks on them). If you are fortunate enough to be supplied with a take-away carton, please bring along that same rinsed-out container for subsequent fill-ups.
In addition to real ale, there is usually a selection of draught cider (currently "Crushing On Apples, a collaborative medium cider by Hop Kettle and Hungerford Park, and Thatchers Gold - but see list in the window when you arrive), as well as San Miguel lager and sometimes there is a craft beer on sale (currently this is Hook Norton Cotswold Pale). Bottles of wine (red, white or rose) are also available, as well as bottles of various beer and cider.
Drinks are served through an open sash window alongside the door in Market Street (just along from the Cotswold Frames shop). If the window is closed, please knock quietly on the window for attention or, in rare instances, ring the pub on the number below. If there is a queue (which there often is, because this is a very popular community service), please respect the 2-metre rule of social distancing.
Customers can pay with cash, a credit/debit card or contactless.
We ask that customers buying takeaway beer do not congregate in groups outside the pub as we are fully committed to the principles of the current policy on staying at home and protecting the NHS. The pub has permission to offer its takeaway service as an essential service to the community, and we hope that our customers will abide by the lockdown rules so this can continue.
Thanks for your understanding.