The Crown & Thistle Pub in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho


For the imbiber, absolutely nothing says fall like a strong Oktoberfest beer and a juicy handmade sausage. You can get each at The Crown &amp Thistle, a accurate European pub that opened this previous spring in the heart of downtown Coeur d’Alene. 

Owned and operated by Benjamin and Jennifer Drake, effectively-identified denizens in the Coeur d’Alene neighborhood, this pub presents a complete line up of British and European beers and ciders, regional beers and ciders, and 3 cask taps.

Photo courtesy of Crown &amp Thistle Pub

The menu characteristics all the conventional fare, from bacon butty to Scotch eggs, Welsh rarebit, chips with your decision of topper, pies, fish and chips, and, of course bangers and mash. Ben is the resident wurstmeister. Ask him about his sausages and watch his eyes sparkle. On weekends you can also order a complete English breakfast with sausage, bacon, eggs, beans, toast, tomatoes, mushrooms and coffee—and possibly a side of mushy peas.

The Crown &amp Thistle is the best spot to watch a game of footie on the telly with a Guinness in hand or to practical experience Ben and Jen’s legendary month-to-month trivia nights, which is Halloween themed on Oct. 27. German beers are taking more than the taps for Oktoberfest, and it is certain to be a lively celebration at their Halloween celebration on Oct. 31. 


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