There's a new hotspot in Johnston these days, and it has been discovered. Just opened by British native Richard Crabtree, this tavern, tucked in a small plaza on Hartford Avenue, is a great find for those looking for a comfortable place to throw back a frothy beer, watch a ball game and try a shot at pool. Richard brings the "pub" feeling of his homeland to Johnston and invites you to come in and experience a change from the ordinary, ho-hum bar scene. To get you started, make your way to Crown and Anchor every Saturday night for their live entertainment (no cover charge before 9:00 - best deal in town!)
The Crown & Anchor Tavern offers a menu of mouth-watering appetizers and entrees to compliment their full service bar. Their crispy fried Chicken Wings are delicious when slathered in one of their four sauces, and are even better when washed down with an icy mug of Belgium beer. Their Potato Skins or basket of thick-cut fries will fill you up, especially if accompanied by an Irish Innis & Gunn. Try a juicy certified Angus Beef Burger - flame grilled and served with lots of those fries, or even a grilled Veggie Burger. Richard also brings an added touch of Britain to the menu with his homemade Shepherd's Pie (think ~ ground beef, onions, carrots, creamy mashed potatoes - smothered in melted cheese!)
While the food is reason enough to come here, the busy schedule of events is reason to keep coming back for more. There is something going on every night of the week at Crown & Anchor, including Karaoke, Trivia Night, Monday night sports and a World Tavern Poker League. Every Thursday night is also an "open mic" comedy night.
Come for a special night of laughs on March 31st at 8 pm and enjoy the humor of local comedians.
On Sunday evenings, Crown & Anchor why not try a night of Blind Beer Tastings? For $10, you can "blind taste test" ten beers and propel the most popular beer of the night to the next week's menu. Add this beer to Richard's always rotating list of both domestic and foreign beers - straight from the bottle or the tap, and you will always find something to quench your thirst.
Come to Crown & Anchor Tavern located at 1200 Hartford Avenue, next to Pat's Italian Restaurant in Johnston. Hours are Mon. - Thurs., 4pm to midnight; Fri. & Sat. from noon to 1AM, and Sunday, noon to midnight. Call them at 865-6665 or follow them on facebook.