Is this the best Croydon pub to View the World Cup?

The View pub, on Selsdon Road, is among many Croydon pubs that are rising to the challenge of the World Cup by offering something a bit extra for its regulars.

Inside Croydon wants to hear your recommendations of the best Croydon pubs for watching the key moments in the month-long tournament, which kicks off later today, while England’s much-awaited opener against the United States promises a big Saturday night in pubs throughout the country.

The View, previously known as the Railway View,  calls itself “South Croydon’s local”.

Owners Steve Dewhurst and Tom McCullagh have refurbished and modernised the pub, and they say, provides “a stylish meeting place in South Croydon village”, offering real ale, plus “weekly quizzes and darts, to monthly karaoke, theme nights, and live bands”.

They even provide free wi-fi, so there’s a chance that Inside Croydon might spend a couple of afternoons there in the coming month. The View, at 188 Selsdon Road, can be phoned on 020 8688 2315, or view the website by clicking here.

Watching the England national team at a major tournament is undoubtedly enhanced when a social experience, down the local with your mates, roaring at the big screen.

We want your recommendations of the best Croydon pubs for beer prices and atmosphere. Post a comment at the end of this article, or send an email to, with your suggestions, and pictures, and the reasons why.

* What Croydon pubs are making the best offers on the price of a pint or food linked to the World Cup?
* What pub would you recommend for best atmosphere, friendliest staff and locals?
* If you are a publican, what other special events are you laying on during the World Cup?
* Does your local have better or extra TV screens for watching the games?
* And what are the pubs to avoid if you want to see the football in a decent atmosphere?

We will pool all responses and pass the details of your recommendations to the rest of Inside Croydon‘s rapidly growing readership.

On emails, please ensure you include your real name and contact details, though these will not be published if you ask us not to.

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