Category Archives: Pubs

Hipsterdom is alive and thriving at £8 per pint in Surrey Street

Go on a pub crawl, said the editor. Find the dark heart of hipster wankerdom in Croydon, where beer is overpriced and the sandwiches chewy and taste odd, he said. Play ping pong, or shuffleboard, came the brief. As you … Continue reading

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The Hope Music Festival, Carshalton, Jul 6-7

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Crownfest charity summer fete, Wickham Road, Shirley, Jun 29

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Las Vegas comes to South Norwood, Albert Tavern, Aug 30

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Unhappy tenants say they’re ready to quit loss-making Boxpark

It’s not been a great week for Boozepark. Then again, nor has it been great for Croydon Council, either, as it was they who provided a £3million loan and more than £400,000 in hand-outs of public money to help get … Continue reading

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Albert’s Summer Fete, South Norwood, Jul 27

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‘Selling off the Albert for flats is like demolishing the Queen Vic’

Another week, another Croydon pub comes under threat. This time, it’s the Albert Tavern on Harrington Road, close to South Norwood Country Park, whose owners want to flog it off to the highest bidder, with the real risk that developers … Continue reading

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