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An imposing Victorian pub on Fleet Street, just by Ludgate Circus. It was originally a much larger establishment, but part of the original pub split off a few years back and is now trading under the pub's original name, The Crown & Sugar Loaf.

Inside this is an attractively maintained pub, with banquettes around the edge of the room and further tables scattered around. Ewan visited on a Saturday for a private party (the space can be booked for a reasonable fee), so cannot speculate how busy it usually is on a weekday, but presumably its location and history mean that it remains relatively full.

The only ale on handpump on a visit in August 2008 appeared to be Theakston Best Bitter, but there was a good range of other beers, as well as some perfectly drinkable wines.

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Last visited by Ewan, Jo and others, 9 August 2008.
OS X co-ord: 531596 OS Y co-ord: 181157 (Latitude: 51.514017 Longitude: -0.104941)
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