SquareMeal Review of
The Three Crowns
With one foot in refined Church Street, & the other dipping its toe in the more raffish delights of the high street, this large corner pub spills its clientele on to the pavements into the wee
hours every weekend. The draw, in part, is the underground venue in the former beer cellar; the Drop has cracked original tiles, chilled Jägermeister shots & a 4am curfew on Saturdays. Back
upstairs, you can slouch on a battered sofa in the lounge or take a sturdy table & choose from a menu that changes twice daily. Inspiration is taken from across Europe – a cured meat plate of
chorizo Iberico, prosciutto crudo & Milano salami, say, or Orkney salmon with aubergine Provençal & baby gem. Further attractions include the La Marzocco espresso machine, a decent global
wine list & laid-back but professional service.