A few Saturdays ago we felt like getting out for an adventure. We started walking down one of the streets in our neighborhood to see where it would take us. You probably won’t be surprised to hear that we ended up at a pub. The Crown & Sceptre pub on Holland Road was a refreshing stop on our way back to our flat. After wandering around for hours (and stopping at a different pub to watch a football match) I was chilled to the bone and decided to pop into the Crown.
When we spied the Crown & Sceptre on the way I thought it looked too posh. Since it was a Saturday, both of us wanted to watch some of the football matches on the telly. I didn’t think this place would lower itself to own one. Turns out I was wrong. Oh well. As the better half says, “ Aren’t you used to being wrong by now?” I won’t admit this at home, but yes I am.
For all of you beer lovers, I fear I may let you down some. I ordered a tea. It really was a cold evening. The wait staff wasn’t the most pleasant since when we ordered the gentleman made a point to tell us, “I should be on my break, but I guess I’ll take your order.” I could have waited for the other bartender, but he wouldn’t let the issue go. Fine with me if he wants to play the victim. He didn’t win many points from me though.
My cup of tea was piping hot, and just want my body wanted. As I sunk down into one of the leather chairs I felt the cold leave my body. It was relaxing. The TV didn’t have football on, but I enjoyed a nature special. Well, as much as one can enjoy a nature show without any sound. The scenery was beautiful and I was tired so it suited me. We didn’t linger, but I think I may venture back there to sample the food on our next date night. Hopefully the bartender won’t be annoyed to see us again.
I’m really not sure how to rate this one. The service: not great. The atmosphere: nice. The façade outside is attractive. And the leather chairs are cozy. What do all of you think? There are more pictures below.
There is one thing that alarms me though: