Borough Arms33 Earle Street
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Popular town pub, whose sign is the old Crewe heraldic arms, with 10 ever-changing real ales plus a very wide selection of Belgian beers on tap and in bottles. Real cider now features up to two hand drawn dispensers. Open plan upstairs with three distinct drinking areas on two levels. Large L shaped room downstairs which leads to a sheltered beer garden. A local pub with well lover 100 years of history, but was bought in 1998 by Alan Hinde, a local man who had previously run the Albion on Mill Street as well as brewing at the Rising Sun, now closed, in Shraleybrook. Re-opened as the Borough Arms in 1999 with brewing plant installed in basement-"Borough Arms Brewery". Alan sold the pub to John Webster and moved to Cornwall in late 2005 to set up Coastal Brewery in Redruth. John has since extensively refurbished the pub and beer garden. Three or Four Real ales are available to all on Monday Night at around £2.30 per pint. A visit would definitely suit railway enthusiasts, as the West Coast Mainline runs within 6ft of the beer garden, and is a 10 min walk to the Crewe Heritage Centre, where the Crewe Rail Ale festival is held each September. Brewery equipment is up for sale.