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A pub with a historic pub interior of some regional importance

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CORNWALL - Penzance, Crown

An historic pub interior of some regional importance

Victoria Square, Penzance, TR18 2EP

OSRef: SW474306

Tel: (01736) 351070

Website: http://www.thecrownpenzance.co.uk

Opening Hours: 12:00-23:00 Mon-Thu; 12:00-24:00 Fri&Sat; 12:00-22:30 Sun

Real Ale & Cider: Real Ale

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Penzance) and Bus Stop

Listed Status: Grade II

List Entry Number: 1210361

Listing Date: 1974

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The Crown is included for the little back snug with its Victorian features. After a period of being used as a cellar, the snug has been cleaned up and is back in use. This very small bare boarded room retains a panelled dado painted grey, an early 20th century glazed brick and wood surround fireplace with mirrored over-mantel (original or a repro?), a hatch with two windows for service to the back of the main bar. and some wall cupboards.

The only old feature in the main bare boarded bar is the window sill seats with bench backs; the bar fittings probably date from the late 1970s/early 1980s, although the small mirrored back-fitting may be older and the counter top is a recent replacement. Has the odd bit of old dado panelling. There was formerly an off-sales as well to accommodate blood-soaked visitors from the nearby abattoir! The only indication nowadays is the disused doors on the street side with ‘Bottle & Jug’ and ‘Bar’ glazed panels. This pub is now the tap for Cornish Crown Brewery with four of their beers on sale.