Crown & Anchor British Pub
Taps: 30 / Bottles: 38
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 17
3.23/5 rDev -16.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$$
What looks like equal parts country club and 19th century housing, its actually a bar! Came across this place accidentally while in Vegas on Tropicana, then realized I've read about it on beeradvocate. Spacious, lots of soccer paraphrenalia all over the place, multi level establishment. Outdoor patio, pretty nice. I wonder if anyone has wedding receptions here, the scenery is pretty nice, relatively speaking, I mean, its Vegas after all.
Selection was largely the usual stuff for an English styled pub. Guinness, Smithwicks, Boddingtons etc. . . They really do their best to keep hoppy or heavy selections out of the way here, lots of the bland selection stuff, for my palate anyways.
I think you have to really like naval stuff and soccer to really get too much into the vibe here. Found the prices of basically $6 a pint to be brutal, given the quality and the fact this was Vegas (I still remember when Vegas was a cheap extended weekend).
Really wouldn't recommend going out of your way for this place unless: 1. You're really into reliving your navy days 2. You're really into English ales 3. You like soccer 4. You want a patio to sit on after getting tired of being in the casino vibe.
05-24-2012 17:03:44 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.88/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Great atmosphere in this place. Inside is lots of dark wood, ships' masts, EPL footie memorabilia and jerseys, etc.,. I know for a fact that a lot of people from the UK frequent this place and that the games are popular, even at 6am. The menu is inclusive of not just English/Irish type food you typically see in this type of pub but includes traditional American bar food as well. The food is done well. The fish and chips is great. 30 beers on tap. I tried Fuller's ESB and had a Smithwick's today. Both were at good temps and were served after a bit of a sit. The place wasn't too busy but the couple of guys there with me had English accents. There's pool and darts, several TVs set to sports. The music was all '80s. The bartender wasn't very talkative to anyone, the servers seemed to be all business. Not a lot of talk and visiting the day I went. But the beers, the food, and the selection (bottles too) were good - not a lot of the macros highlighted here. I am looking forward to going back. A beer on tap is $5.75 but there are a lot of food and drink specials for locals in certain businesses like gaming and UNLV - and gamblers as well. I'm ready to get back there, try other brews, and partake of some more food like curry chicken, pasties, bangers, etc.,. Good place.
01-25-2011 01:56:30 | More by tbern007
United Kingdom (England)
2.84/5 rDev -26.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$$
Being English I certainly didn't recognise this as being anything like a British pub!
Yes, there's the UK signs, dart board and obligatory red telephone box but that's as far as it goes. The beer choice was limited and average at best.
Only upside was that Chimey was on draft, but quite expensive.
The bar was quite busy, but there was only one harassed bar lady serving. She was certainly under pressure and had to curtly ask one of her colleagues to help her pour beer. I guess because of this the service was surly at best with the aforementioned lady just grunting in response to our order with no sign of a smile or thank you.
They show UK soccer matches on the screens, but have the cheek to charge $20 entry per person for certain matches!
I won't be back.
11-27-2009 16:35:57 | More by Mel61
3.73/5 rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Just loved the feel of this place. Lots of wood, decorations, English-y feel to it (in an American way). Some good stuff on tap, pretty much the standard British fare with some beers from a handful of other European regions (ie Pilsner Urquell). From what I'm told, a good soccer game early in the morning will give this place a 5+ atmosphere as it can be packed from wall to wall.
Not much to say other than that. Would definitely seek this place out on a busier day. There were only about 5 people in there on the Saturday at 11am when I was there.
01-08-2009 02:33:45 | More by MiScusi
3.78/5 rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
The bar had a very locals feel to it located off the strip on Tropicana avenue. Lots of taps but nothing really outstanding on them. About 40 different bottled beers. Service was ok but they spent a lot of time chatting with each other. Food was highly rated by the local Vegas press but in my opinion it was highly over rated, it was just average, nothing outstanding about it. If you sit at the bar and play the machines your beers are free. BA's would be better off heading around the corner to the freakin frog.
12-01-2008 23:27:36 | More by bigbelcher
4.08/5 rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
Showed up about 11:30 a.m. on the way out of town to day-trip Hoover Dam. Footie on 8 TV's, 60' of bar, a dozen tables and some video poker (it is Vegas). Good light, lots of very UK decoration. Lots of flags, wood, and rope. A cigar bar upstairs. A bar-long chalkboard lists various soccer (football) league schedules & teams as well as upcoming live music.
Lassies in black tops and tartan school girls skirts with great legs were very helpful and friendly.
Solid selection of beers, 30 on tap from u.s., england, Ireland, Australia, Belgium (Chimay & Stella), Canada (2 Wyder's ciders), Czech Republic (Pilsner Urquell), Denmark (Carlsberg), France (Kronenburg), Germany (Spaten & Warsteiner). Bottle list is heavy on English & US brews with 5 German & 7 non-alcoholic offerings (4 waters & root beer included). The English offerings are all Youngs & Sam Smith plus Theakston's Old Peculier. US has Stone's Arrogant Bastard in 22 oz. bombers & megabrews. 40 beers total in bottles.
2 steel-tip dartboards.
Didn't get to sample much of the menu as only burgers & bagged chips are available during footie matches. Had to beg to get a glass instead of plastic for the same reason. Consider that when looking at the food score.
If I ever get back to LV, I'll definitely stop in on a non-footie time.
08-26-2008 20:24:12 | More by PorterLambic
4.43/5 rDev +14.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
My wife and I visited last weekend on a quick getaway weekend (before seeing the Blue Man Group, woo hoo!) after I had heard such great things about this place from BA friends. And I can second (third, fourth, fifth?) what they have to say.
A very large white building, easily recognizable from the street; parking is a challenge but not terrible. Upon entering, a large bar area on the left and a smaller table/restaurant area to the right make up the first floor. More seating upstairs, perhaps (I'm not sure).
A broad selection of commonly available British/Scottish/Irish pints (30 taps) make this a very good place to play. My wife started with the Guinness, and I the Old Speckled Hen. At first we thought the service was pretty slow, then we finally figured they were doing a proper pour, and letting the beer rest before serving. Extra points there!
I had the chicken and leek pie, and it was wonderful. I love pot pies, and this was one of the best I've ever had.
A number of locals (a mix of UNLV student types, families, and older folks) in a nautical-themed atmosphere, with Premiere League footie on the telly, and this becomes a highly recommended spot. Where have you been all my life?
01-20-2008 01:32:30 | More by Dukeofearl
3.15/5 rDev -18.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 2 | $$
Well I was lucky enough to recognize this place from Beerfly as I drive back from the Hoover Dam and had an hour or so to kill before returning my rental car.
The inside is a pretty decent pub interior. Kind of dark, TV's, better than a strip mall bar. Definitely has some charecter.
The service was so-so. It was slow at best although they didn't charge us for our beers, only our food. I would bump them up just for that, but decided not to.
The selection was so-so at best for a beer bar. This place wouldn't even be top 50 in Philly.
The food was pretty poor, not sure if it was just what we ordered.
***Beers are comped if you play vid poker, not sure how to reflect that in a review, but it is a huge bonus!****
01-31-2007 17:01:25 | More by NolanGTI
4.03/5 rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$
I've been in love with this place since it was the British Bull Dog years ago and it's been a staple on my Vegas places to go list ever since then.
Solid selection, typical Amero-Brit pubfare, and fairly authentic atmosphere.
I'm giving a high rating to the service because back when I was in my teens, my Grandmother, a British citizen, used to take me here for a pint pretty regularly. I was from Wisconsin, where kids can drink with their parents and Grandparents wherever and whenever they want, so this was normal to me.
Of course this is not the norm in most places in the states and especially not in Vegas, which was and still is pretty darn strict on underagers.
Anyhow, I liked the pub because they would turn a blind eye to my Grandma and I when she would slam a pint of Old Peculiar down in front of me and tell me to drink up.
This place is definitely worth checking out if you can drag yourself away from the strip for a couple of hours.
09-16-2005 17:57:32 | More by DaPeculierDane
4.1/5 rDev +6.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
This place is my favorite LV beerfly bar. I still havent hit Tenaya or the original Big Dog but they have windows here....
Located in UNLV central right around the corner from the Frog, I liked this place much better. They had a good 25-30 draught beers and there were plenty that I have never tried before. They have an outdoor patio which was quite pleasant when its been 105 and suddenly its 90. We sat out here with some recently wed couple and a few of their friends. We all had a great time.
Beers are not exactly cheap here but not too bad. Service is decent and this place just feels a lot homier than most places in Vegas. Of course you can play video poker and get your drinks comped but this really is a good place to lay off the gambling. We didn't try the food. I have found my new LV bar--close to the strip too !!! thanks beerfly.
06-08-2005 01:46:12 | More by rousee
Crown & Anchor British Pub in Las Vegas, NV
88 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.