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South Norwood Beer Festival, Stanley Halls, Sep 29-Oct 1

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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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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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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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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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South Norwood Beer Festival, Stanley Halls, Feb 7-9

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CAMRA’s South Norwood Beer Festival, Feb 8-10

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Quality and service see Clarets maintain its high standards

ANDREW LENG, Inside Croydon’s Pubs Correspondent (how do you get a gig like that?), visits the Pub of the Year and calls on locals to sign up for CAMRA The Claret Free House, or “Clarets” on Lower Addiscombe Road, has … Continue reading

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21st Croydon and Sutton Beer Festival, Oct 16-18

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Trebles all-round as the Claret is named pub of the year

The Claret on Lower Addiscombe Road has been named as Croydon’s Pub of the Year by the local branch of CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale. The presentation was made last night by branch chairman Terry Hewitt to Claret’s manager … Continue reading

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