Review: Art & Craft CR0 bar, Surrey Street

Posted on June 5th, by Steve Thompson in Culture. No Comments

Good beer and cool art come to Surrey Street

They say that good things come in small packages. This certainly applies to the new bar in Surrey Street, Art & Craft, a very welcome addition to the pub and bar scene in Croydon, situated in the former Croydon Advertiser building – whose original sign they hope to restore.

The bar is owned by Tom Talbot and … Read More »

The local community unites to save the Glamorgan pub

Posted on May 8th, by Pravina Ellis in Politics & Society. No Comments

Find out what’s being done to protect this historic pub and music venue

Addiscombe residents have just received a boost for their Save the Glamorgan Pub Campaign, which aims to prevent the demolition of the pub, and halt the redevelopment of the site.

Croydon Council has now approved the application for Asset of Community Value (ACV) status for the site, which is located on the junction … Read More »

South of the flyover

Posted on October 24th, by Cassie Whittell in Culture. 2 comments

Memories and meaning in South End

Pizza Express on South End: that’s where I became an adult. I was there with one of my oldest friends, on a wet Wednesday in October, and she told me she was divorcing her husband. Wow, I thought. This is where it begins. We’re grown-ups now. The cars whizzed by outside, heading down to Brighton Road. The street lights … Read More »

9–11 London Road: The Ship of Fools

Posted on February 15th, by Kake in History. 12 comments

Kake’s tour of London Road moves on to the Ship of Fools pub at numbers 9–11.

The weary traveller who exits West Croydon Station in search of sustenance on London Road need look no further than the Ship of Fools. Almost directly opposite the station, this Wetherspoon’s pub is large and welcoming, with friendly staff, interesting real ales, and well-priced food.

The Ship of Fools, February 2012. Photo © Liz Tuffey, … Read More »

1 London Road: The Old Fox & Hounds

Posted on November 23rd, by Kake in History. 8 comments

Kake’s 30-year tour of London Road begins with a drink at the Old Fox & Hounds pub

The Old Fox & Hounds stands on a corner site at the very southern end of London Road, just across the street from West Croydon station. With an exterior little changed from Victorian days, it’s yet another piece of history still visible in today’s Croydon.

The Old Fox & Hounds today.

The pub has … Read More »