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Spread Eagle to re-open after a £300,000 Whelans refurb

The Spread Eagle on Katharine Street re-opens tonight, after a £300,000 refurbishment that seals the handover of the Fuller’s-owned pub to Whelans. Whelans is an Irish-themed pub chain that already operate several busy pubs in and around Croydon, including the … 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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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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£400,000 to transform South Croydon pub into new Whelans

A South Croydon pub, closed for almost a year, is set to re-open at the end of August after a £400,000 transformation into an Irish-themed gastro-pub. The man behind the makeover is pub entrepreneur Austin Whelan, who has lengthy experience … Continue reading

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