The second pub of our crawl took in this charming little boozer situated just across the road from the White Hart and nestled in between the various shops and restaurants. In fact, the Crown Inn is so well tucked into Cheadle High Street that if you blink, you'll miss it. Indeed, one of our drinking colleagues did do this as he walked straight past without noticing it. The pub is a large single-roomed affair with bar at the back, and a small raised area to the left where the standard DJ or kareoke set would usually be set up.
Crown Inn, High Street, Cheadle. (c) Pubs of Manchester.
A Hyde's tied pub by trade, their bitter, Best and Owd Oak Mild were on offer. Pleasingly, and as found in quite a few Hydes pubs these days, the Crown also has a good selection of guest ales, and in fact we were greeted with one of our favourites in Marble's Manchester Bitter upon our arrival. The Crown Inn is very much one for the older crowd, and is probably little more than a stopping off point for most crawlers, but don't miss it out though, it is a little gem, and they are usually a friendly, if sometimes a tad suspicious bunch in here.