[dropcap]A[/dropcap]t the moment, my routine is all about deadlines and week planning and leftover Haribo from Halloween. It was nice to take a break from it on Thursday night, for a relaxed meal with Jaime at The Old Crown, a pub on New Oxford Street- far down enough so that it isn’t overrun with tourists, but busy with local punters and the after work crowd. In fact, sitting inside in the dim candlelight, you could be in any pub in the country and not amongst the hubbub in the heart of the city. Ducking out of the chilly air and into the cosy pub was a relief- and a great excuse to tuck into some comfort food. Read- burgers and hot dogs.
I ordered a Hell Hound- a hot dog loaded with chilli, and fries and despite that, I still had food envy over Jaime’s Route 66 burger, because onion rings. My hot dog was huge and how fast food should be; tasty, messy and lots of melted cheese. Before I knew it, 2 hours had passed; time flies when you can talk shop with a fellow blogger!
Whilst the pub was busy, it wasn’t ear splittingly loud so you could still have a decent conversation, and the staff were nice too. There’s a space upstairs if you need to book a private room for a party or gathering. It was just a really friendly place to go and relax with your friends- as far as Central London pubs go, this one’s a good’un. Thanks for the invite Jaime!
The Old Crown
33 New Oxford St, London
020 7836 9121
^^Our meal and drinks were complimentary- but all thoughts and opinions my own^^