The Red Lion Crown Passage, London

Location: 23 Crown Passage, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6PP

Venue Type: Alleyway Pub / Historic Tavern / Traditional

EBG Rating:
Quality of Drinks
A reasonably generic set of options on tap which is a shame given it is not a chain pub but they are quite personal.
Down a narrow passage lit by gas lamp, some of ol’ London town may flood back. Small L shaped interior with wood panels, prints, brasses and bench seats. The leaded windows out to the passage are very characterful.
Bags of historic character and another survivor of the great fire, whatever changes have happened since have hewn this pub into a cosy hideaway and drinking den away from the crowds of tourists.
Affordable and honest sandwich options. Fireplace. Snacks.
Value For Money
Fair for the area
An old fashioned diamond down an alleyway, the wealth out on the streets of Pall Mall is shielded by this welcoming little hideaway that has hints of a pub like Whitelock’s in its bunker nature, allowing you to concentrate on relaxing in the intimate enclosed social surroundings of a ‘proper pub’. Highly unusual to find a business of this nature still operating in this manner so close to the establishment and empire’s broad brushes and unsentimental approach.