Category Archives: Pubs

Friends of the Earth Green Beanfeast, Oval Tavern, Dec 11

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Pretentious? Moi? Portland dives overboard on price of fish

There’s a new battle going on in South Norwood. Fish Wars has broken out. Some are suggesting that, in the creeping advance of gentrification in SE25, it is a battle for the area’s sole… Forget Britain’s Cod War with Iceland … Continue reading

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Whelans opens on time, and to praise from a packed house

After investing £400,000 of private money, a publican has defied the trends and re-opened a pub in South Croydon. Our photo-journalist ARNIE LEIBOVITZ was there on Friday to record the occasion Austin Whelan is the man that you want to … Continue reading

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Croydon folk gigs, The Oval Tavern and other venues, Sep-Dec

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Icarus Club acoustic showcase, Oval Tavern, Aug 30

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Developers’ own advisors say Sandrock scheme is not viable

Developers who want to build 19 flats in two ugly blocks in what was the car park of a once thriving pub in Shirley have no intention of ever re-opening the Sandrock as a going concern. That’s the conclusion reached … Continue reading

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The Croydon Night of Dance 2018, Addiscombe, Aug 21

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