Join Us At The Crooked Crow Bar
Based in the centre of Leighton Buzzard (in the former Blockbusters Unit) we are now back open for business!
We are a Grassroots Music Venue and Events Bar, hosting live music, comedy, quizzes, DJ sets, immersive theatre, classic movies and more!
Of course, due to the pandemic, things are a little different, but we are still hosting a range of events every week (whilst making sure that we comply with Government regulations and keep all of our customers safe).
All of our events are ticketed and take place indoors, so tickets must only be booked in single households/support bubbles. Over 16's only.
We are currently ONLY open
for our ticketed events.
Our events do NOT include a
Pre-booking is required for
WE ARE CURRENTLY ONLY OPENING FOR TICKETED EVENTS, THEREFORE WE ARE CLOSED DURING THE DAY, AS WELL AS MONDAY AND TUESDAY EVENINGS.
AS OUR SCHEDULE OF EVENTS IS EVER INCREASING, WE MAY LOOK TO OPEN MORE HOURS/DAYS SOON, SO WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED!!!
It's true, there's no denying it... Long before The Crooked Crow Bar was born, our awesome little unit in Leighton Buzzard was once a BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO store.
Well, in homage to our forefathers (& because everyone loves a good movie), we are starting BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE NIGHTS.
But, Shhh!!! They're a secret!!!
To know what dates and what films are coming up, simply click the link to our Blockbuster page and solve the clues to find each of the Movie Titles!
The last Wednesday of each month is Castle Comedy Night at The Crooked Crow Bar.
With top name comedians, great beer and surroundings, this is a night you do not want to miss. Tickets are £15pp and be warned, they sell out quick!
Our next Castle Comedy Night is on Wednesday 16th December. Hosted, as always, by the incredibly funny Paul Revil, with stand-up from the hilarious Aaron Twitchen and headlining act, Mike Gunn (reviewed by The Independent as "One of the top ten stand-ups in the country").
Starting in January 2021, we will be hosting a regular club event showcasing new, exciting blues, soul and funk musicians.
Presented by GAZZA Records.
13th January: Danny Toeman
3rd February: Rob Picazo
3rd March: Bex Marshall
7th April: Lily Bud
Tickets are £7.50pp
Thursday Café Vibes:
From 7pm on Thursdays join us for the best quality, chilled live music.
As well as our usual fantastic draught lager, cider and beer, we have our great value Crow Cocktail menu PLUS our bottle of wine and sharing cheeseboard deal for just £20!
For band listings and tickets click the link below:
Every Friday and Saturday night, we do what we do best: bringing you the BEST, high energy, live music on the circuit! We are doing everything we can to keep live music performances going in these strange times and whilst things are far from the gigs of old, the atmosphere is absolutely out of this world! Doors open at 7pm (no entry after 8pm).
For details of upcoming gigs, click the Ticket Page button:
Every Sunday 12-4pm, join us for chilled acoustic music in our warm, friendly bar.
With great beer, music and company & our bottle of wine & sharing cheese-board deal just £20!
Due to Covid19 restrictions, this is now a Ticket Only event.
Okay, okay, we admit, "technically" The Crooked Crow Bar is not a pub, BUT we do pride ourselves on the fantastic drinks we have on offer (as well as our fantastic events)!
On draught we have 3 great lagers:
Staropramen - a Czech belter of a premium lager, which has been brewing for 150 years. Full of flavour, 5% (but with the capacity to knock out a donkey)!
Pravha - from the makers of Staropramen, a crisp tasting pilsner lager, 4 % making it a perfect 'session' lager (until the next morning)!
Madri - Our newest addition to our range. A gorgeous, easy drinking (sometimes a bit too easy drinking) Spanish lager, 4.6%
Also on draught:
Blue Moon - A Belgian wheat beer, 5.4% with a hint of orange. Categorised as a Craft Lager (we assume, because this crafty pint will definitely sneak up on you & knock your socks off)!
Aspall Cyder - A crisp tasting cider made from 300 year old Suffolk orchards, 4.5%. (As our bar staff find sweet, syrupy ciders give them flashbacks to getting drunk in a bike shed, this tasty dry cider is definitely for the big boys & girls)!!!
We have 2 real ale pumps (usually serving Doom Bar + a guest ale), bottled beer (Hobgoblin), cider (Thatchers haze/Rekorderlig), lager (Peroni) & alcohol free lager (Becks Blue), plus a Guinness Surger which
THE CROOKED CROW BAR
(according to Guinness), uses the exact same Guinness as kegs, but the surger machine activates the gasses within the stout to produce the like-draught head and it means we can offer a decent pint of Guinness that has not been sat in our pipes for hours/days!!
All of our beer is supplied from a great Leighton Buzzard based company, Edward's. We have excellent wine on offer from Majestic Wine (all thoroughly road tested by the staff)!
We have the usual spirits plus a range of Whitley Neill flavoured gins, Captain Morgans, Sailor Jerry, Havana Club & Kraken rums as well as 10 flavours of Dead Mans Fingers (delicious Cornish) Rum, most of which feature in our fantastic Crow Cocktails.
We sell tea and our cafetiere coffees are locally roasted (from House of Coffee) and we have a range of soft drinks available .We are currently (well, when we are allowed to open) offering speciality winter drinks, including: winter Pimms, boozy hot chocolates and hot spiced apple juice with a choice of spiced rum or JD Fire.
You can see a copy of our COVID-19 Risk Assessment here:
Masks required when not seated*
Card payments preferred
All drinks will need to be ordered via the TableDrop App. This can be accessed by hovering your phone camera over our QR codes (then clicking the pop up link to our menu) or you can download the app for free from your App Store.
* Please let us know of any exemptions on arrival