Tag Archives: pubs

Pub gardeners’ question time: Builders has others in the shade

Just where is the best beer garden to go in post-lockdown Croydon for a socially distanced, covid-safe drink with old mates? KEN TOWL, pictured right in his best new normal going-out gear, needed no second invitation to try a few … Continue reading

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Croham loses its View, as pubs face 43% business rate hike

And there goes another one. The View pub, on the Selsdon Road, what was once called the Railway View, because it has a view of, well… has called last orders for a final time, the business crushed by the changing … Continue reading

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Grand opening: The Meating Room, Norbury, Oct 31

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Croydon’s dirty two dozen food outlets worst in outer London

Croydon has more restaurants and takeaways with zero-star hygiene ratings than any other outer London borough. According to a report by ITV, there’s a dirty two dozen Croydon eateries which have scored a blank with the Food Standards Agency. Neighbouring … Continue reading

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Norbury pub scheme blocked by Town Hall planning officials

Local resident PAUL ORGANE wants to know why Croydon Council has blocked the creation of a community hub I use Norbury daily, for the railway station to get to work, the bank, the park and the post office. In the … Continue reading

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Bruce Springsteen Night at The Oval Tavern, Oct 17

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South End Fringe music festival, South Croydon, Jul 23-26

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Council planners powerless to halt bookies or pub closures

Among the many deceits of the last government was its supposed policy of “localism”. Under Conservative communities minister “Big Eric” Pickles, it was nothing of the sort. Local councils have been stripped of so many of their powers over the … Continue reading

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Croydon Comedy Festival, Oval Tavern, May 24 and 31

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Mississippi MacDonald at The Oval Tavern, Apr 25

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Where there’s life there’s Hope in Carshalton’s best pub

Out and about in Carshalton? ANDREW LENG suggests a visit to the area’s co-operative, community-run pub, rated among the best in the whole of England My only previous visit to this part of leafy Surrey was to see Carshalton Athletic … Continue reading

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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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Chilled oasis of good ales and food at the centre of Croydon

ANDREW LENG was only passing by the busy Green Dragon. He was glad that he paused for a pint and a burger The Green Dragon pub sits next to Surrey Street Market and I’d always known the place for its … Continue reading

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George cheers travellers while they wait for the tram

ANDREW LENG’s Croydon pub crawl takes a pause, as indeed does he, while waiting for a tram in George Street It’s Wednesday afternoon, I’ve just finished work and before I hop on the tram home, I nip in to The … Continue reading

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There’s no need to feel blue when Clarets is your local

ANDREW LENG proves that you don’t have to go too far out of your way to find a decent pub serving decent, local beers After several days of chasing my wind-propelled wheelie bin down the road and running outside to … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey provided the clue to win theatre tickets

Inside Croydon’s loyal reader Phil Cox and a friend will be attending The Diary of a Nobody this week, courtesy of the Spread Eagle Theatre, after winning our latest reader competition. The email inbox at iC received several service warnings … Continue reading

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Reader offer: Win free tickets when Mr Pooter comes to town

Inside Croydon, together with the Spread Eagle Theatre, is delighted to offer a competition in which our loyal reader can win a pair of tickets to the town centre’s newest drama venue next production, The Diary of a Nobody, which … Continue reading

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Cronx Brewery stages first open day: Jan 25

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Mr Pooter is coming to Croydon in 2014 and a pub near you

“This is the diary of me, Charles Pooter. Social ladder climber. Technically middle-class, according to recently completed internet survey.” Mr Pooter is coming to Croydon, the central character is another production at the Spread Eagle Theatre, being performed on February … Continue reading

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Babylon gets a staging at Croydon’s pub theatre

The Spread Eagle Theatre has announced its 2014 programme, which opens next month with “a romping, stonking folk musical”, called Babylon. This show, produced by The Flanagan Collective, runs on just three nights, Tuesday to Thursday, February 4-6. Tickets for … Continue reading

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