Category Archives: Restaurants

Plan for 19 flats in Shirley pub car park returns ‘like a vampire’

The developer who wanted to build flats in the car park of what was a previously popular pub in Shirley is back, with very familiar plans. According to one of the residents involved in last year’s successful campaign to save … Continue reading

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Board games cafe Ludoquist has found a winning formula

The game’s up for KEN TOWL, who after trying to Monopoly-se a weekend night out, at first didn’t have a Cluedo where to go, but went on a Trivial Pursuit for a new venue and after a final roll of … Continue reading

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Four free side dishes in Turtle Bay’s January special offer

Diners at Turtle Bay this month can get four free side dishes when they spend £25 on their food  and drink. The Croydon High Street Caribbean-themed restaurant’s offer is called “A Little Bit of This and A Little Bit of … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day meets Agatha Christie in Gosford Park, Feb 7

Page Turners, South Norwood’s monthly book club, next meets on Thursday February 7, when the book being discussed is The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. Meeting (usually) on the first Thursday of every month from 7.30pm at … Continue reading

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Bad Apple is blighted town centre’s fifth night club to close

Development blight in Croydon town centre has claimed another victim, with the Bad Apple night club set to close its doors for a final time on New Year’s Day. It was late on Boxing Day that the owners of the … Continue reading

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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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Riches-to-rags-to-riches tale of South Croydon publican

The redemptive quality of rags to riches tales never fails to fascinate and inspire. In the case of Austin “John” Whelan, though, his story goes around a full circle again – from rags to riches to rags, and then back … Continue reading

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