Category Archives: Pubs

Wetherspoons confirm closure of Purley pub as Brexit bites

The Foxley Hatch in Purley is to close by the end of October, one of 32 Wetherspoons pubs put up for sale across the country. The Foxley Hatch will be the third Wetherspoons in Croydon to close this year, following … Continue reading

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Town centre PSPO will just drive problems out to the suburbs

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The Conservative Mayor’s proposals for a new Public Space Protection Order in the town centre will just displace anti-social behaviour, while failing to help the targets of the on-the-spot fines, says RIA PATEL, pictured left, a Green Party … Continue reading

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New PM Truss’s first big crisis: a Christmas beer shortage

A strike by lorry drivers and draymen over job cuts could see Croydon’s pubs run out of beer for the football World Cup in December and Christmas. That’s the warning from union Unite, after their members working for GXO Logistics … Continue reading

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Croydon’s Pearson feels the pressure in MasterChef kitchen

Celebrity MasterChef‘s latest series enters its final round of heats tonight, featuring one of Croydon’s most recognisable figures: actor, presenter and disability rights campaigner Adam Pearson. Inside Croydon last encountered Pearson in person in the Royal Standard, the pub under … Continue reading

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Perry’s PSPO will just move ‘problems’ out of town centre

Dressed up as a ‘war on anti-social behaviour’ and used as an excuse for clearing the streets of drinkers, the latest proposals will allow the cash-strapped council to issue money-making fines for often trivial offences. By our Town Hall reporter, … Continue reading

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Boxpark terrace bar greets summer with Caribbean flavours

Big Mike’s Rooftop BBQ returns this Sunday, June 19, to kick off a summer of good vibes and great food on the terrace at Boxpark Croydon. Big Mike’s Calypso Kitchen’s food and delicious cocktails served on the terrace were one … Continue reading

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Surrey Street Market stops to remember pub landlord Knight

The funeral will take place later today of Mark Knight, the popular landlord of the Dog and Bull pub on Surrey Street. Market traders and stall-holders, as well as regulars from the pub and market shoppers, will be paying their … Continue reading

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Quirks on display as Croydon embraces the Jubilee party

Communities across Croydon have embraced the four-day Platinum Jubilee weekend with the kind of gusto you’d expect after a couple of locked down, grim years. There’s been with sandwiches and Scotch eggs, cake after cake, cardboard cups of Prosecco, welly … Continue reading

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Shock at Dog and Bull after death of landlord Mark Knight

It’s likely to have a subdued atmosphere at the Dog and Bull on Surrey Street today, after the death of the pub landlord, Mark Knight, on Thursday. Knight, 51, had been running the pub, the oldest in Croydon, for nine … Continue reading

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Wetherspoons confirm imminent closure of second busy pub

After a month of issuing “no comments” on its future, Wetherspoons have confirmed that they are to close the popular Skylark pub on South End. The move has been described as “a huge loss for the area”. The decision comes … Continue reading

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£2m auction deal could take HG Wells back to the future

A landmark pub in Worcester Park appears to have been saved from demolition or conversion into flats, after a private buyer paid more than £2million for the property. The HG Wells, on Cheam Common Road, has been closed for so … Continue reading

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It’s a Valentine’s day massacre as Spoons close Milan Bar

One of the town centre’s biggest and most popular pubs, The Milan Bar, is to close for a final time this weekend, the management at JD Wetherspoons confirmed to Inside Croydon. But the company refused to deny reports that another … Continue reading

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When You’re Young: film makers get the bands back together

RICHARD PACITTI got a phone call recently that struck a chord… “Are you free to meet up with a bunch of old punks?” It was an old pal on the phone. “I have been talking with someone called Griff who … Continue reading

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A chance to cause Bedlam with Strictly Come Morris Dancing

An appeal has gone out for locals to sign up for a version of Strictly Come Dancing that has some same-sex couples and can sometimes make a deafening noise, and is promising to put on a grand show that’s all … Continue reading

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Planning’s latest nadir as Olde Clocktower pub is demolished

Croydon has lost another community pub in what the local beer campaign group has described as an act of “blatant vandalism” after Ye Olde Clocktower on the corner of the busy Whitehorse Road and Union Road was demolished without any … Continue reading

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Blues at The Oval, The Oval Tavern, Dec 5-Jan 30

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Addiscombe’s The Alma gets a £360,000 Croydon facelift

Work began this week on a £360,000 refurbishment project to bring The Alma Tavern on Lower Addiscombe Road back into business for the New Year. The Alma has been closed since the first covid lockdown in March 2020, but Heineken … Continue reading

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Golden Ark’s laidback landlord meets Orwell’s demands

CROYDON PUB OF THE YEAR: Our man standing at the bar with a packet of pork scratchings nearby, a pint of pale ale in hand and a dog-eared paperback of Animal Farm poking out of his jacket pocket, KEN TOWL, … Continue reading

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Save The Glam campaigners ask community to buy a share

Crunch time is approaching the Save the Glamorgan campaign, as they are asking supporters to dig into their pockets to secure the future of the 170-year-old building on Cheery Orchard Road, close to East Croydon Station. The group that was … Continue reading

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Glamorgan campaigners in race against time to save old pub

The clock is ticking for campaigners to save an historic pub near East Croydon Station, with less than three months to raise the money to buy the building from its current owners. The Glamorgan on Cherry Orchard Road has been … Continue reading

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This latest sports bar hits it out of the park for a night out

Baseball provides the latest sporting theme for a bar at Boxpark. Going in to bat for Inside Croydon was SANJANA IDNANI, who weighs up whether the concept is three strikes and out, or a home run Sluggers is an exhilarating … Continue reading

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South Norwood Community Kitchen fund-raiser quiz, Jul 21

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Three ex-pubs are put up for sale as developers get cold feet

Community group has six weeks to find at least £1m to buy a once-successful  East Croydon boozer, as owners abandon plans to build flats Three former pubs have been put up for sale, as firms of developers appear set to … Continue reading

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CAMRA counts cost of covid as 12 local pubs fail to reopen

A local beer campaign organisation says that at least a dozen pubs in Croydon and Sutton that closed their doors at the start of the first coronavirus lockdown in March 2020 may have called “last orders” for a final time. … Continue reading

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Standard performances help choir emerge from lockdown

The rule of six can be a limiting factor, and performances in the open air are the only kind allowed at present, but a couple of Croydon’s best-established choirs are doing their best to resume performances as coronavirus restrictions are … Continue reading

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