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Best Pub (2012)
Crown & Anchor
150 W. Franklin St., Monterey
Looking freshly greased and braided, the faux woodwork and ship rope of The Crown & Anchor evoke equal parts “Monterey” and “Old England.” The dim and antique-laden walls block out afternoon glare and warrant a reminiscing toast or two, be it an homage to Cannery Row or Margaret Thatcher. Specializing in English fare of fish, meat pies and curries—with an extensive selection of single malts and aged bourbons—this is an unparalleled place where you can hunker down and loosen the tongue.