Wondering where to go for a drink in Crewe? We’ve gathered some of our favourite pubs and bars to help get you started. If you like Belgian beer, roast dinners, cask ales, crackling, homemade pork pies, or pub quizzes you’ll probably want to carry on reading.
Nightlife in Crewe
When it comes to pubs, there are plenty to choose from here in Crewe but few are as popular as Albert’s Corner, which you’ll find just down the road from the Lyceum Theatre – the jewel in the crown of Crewe’s entertainment scene. It’s nicely decorated, boasts a large beer garden, serves some of the cheapest pints in town and offers a solid menu of cheap eating, too. So if you’re looking for somewhere to go for a drink and a quick bite before seeing a trip to the theatre then Albert’s Corner may well be the pub for you.
If you’re staying at our Crewe West hotel, just a five-minute walk down the road you’ll find the Rising Sun Inn, another of our favourite pubs. They’ve got a great selection of drinks, including half a dozen real ales on tap. In terms of food, this inn offers incredible value for money considering the quality of eating on offer. That’s without even mentioning that on weekdays the evening set menu offers two courses for little over a tenner. However, if you’re visiting on a Sunday, we’re not sure it’s humanly possible to resist the ‘trio of roasts’ – topside of beef, turkey breast, pork loin and crackling; delicious.
The last of our pub recommendations is one for those staying at our Crewe Central hotel, as little over a five-minute drive away they can pay a visit to The Duke of Gloucester. It’s a J.W. Lees pub, so you know the selection of cask ales is going to be top-class before you even step foot through the door. The wine menu is one of the best in Crewe. The decor is clean and contemporary, but the pub retains its rustic features; all in all it’s an excellent spot for an evening’s drink. On Mondays every cask ale is 20% off. On Saturdays you can get two steaks and a bottle of wine for less than £30. While on Sundays you can head down for a quite incredible roast dinner and stay to try and win a prize in the weekly pub quiz.
Cocktail bars in Crewe
We weren’t sure where to place Hops. For starters, the homemade food – particularly the hand-raised pork pies – is good enough that it wouldn’t be out of place among the cafés in our favourite places to eat in Crewe, and the beer selection alone would’ve earned its place in our pubs section. Nevertheless, Hops describes itself as a Belgian-style Café Bar, so here we are, talking about bars, and the ever-brilliant Hops. It’s just a little further down the road from Albert’s Corner, it’s spread across two floors and has a class beer garden, so there’s always plenty of seating. And best of all it’s a dog-friendly pub.
In terms of drinks, Hops is an accredited ‘Orval Ambassadeur’, one of just 15 in the UK. And, if you don’t recognise some of the beers on tap – or perhaps you’ve drank too much to recognise anything – they’ve kindly made it easy to work out what you’re looking at; strong beers are placed on the left, session beers to the right. There’s always a stout or porter available if you’re a deviant of the darker arts, while cider and perry fans could find up to six on tap at any one time.
Last of all, if you want to wet your whistle as soon as you arrive, or right before you leave, The Corner Bar is a great little drinking den 150 yards from Crewe Station. It even shows live train departures, so really you can leave for the station as late as your courage allows. The Corner Bar also shows pretty much all the sport you would want to watch, has its own pool tables, jukebox and a couple of guitars to help keep you occupied.