The Cronx Brewery


Event review: Purley Festival 2017

Posted on July 11th, by Martin Leay in Culture. No Comments

Now in its sixth year, Purley Festival 2017 showcased the best of Croydon’s creativity and community spirit

The sun shone on the Rotary Field on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July as thousands joined together to enjoy a wonderful weekend of music and fun during the finale of Purley Festival.

In these uncertain times, there is something special about people uniting to celebrate the … Read More »



What I think of Boxpark, by one of its neighbours

Posted on January 11th, by Steve Thompson in Politics & Society. 10 comments

In Croydon, for Croydon? Nice try, but there’s a long way to go

A recent article in the Citizen on the subject of Boxpark exhorted us not to moan about it. But I feel that in some cases, rose-tinted spectacles have been too much in evidence. My aim here is to offer my own thoughts as a relatively near neighbour of the site (I live in Cross Road, Addiscombe).

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“Isn’t Boxpark great?”, she cried. I answered: “No”.

Posted on November 24th, by Rob Preston in Politics & Society. 4 comments

Boxpark’s for the team leaders, not for the team

Landing like a Vogon spaceship, Boxpark has arrived in Croydon.

Monday 31st October

Following an opening two day music festival featuring the likes of Wiley and Nova Twins, the people inside this collection of shipping containers joined together like so much Lego roll up their sleeves and prepare to feed hungry Croydonians. I arrive and I explore. It doesn’t take too … Read More »



Event review: The Croydon Craft Beer Festival II, 17th – 19th March 2016

Posted on March 30th, by Paddy Blewer in Culture. No Comments

CCBF number two leaves Paddy Blewer feeling fuzzy around the edges

We all know that the second time is often better than the first. You know what you’re doing. You’re organised. You know what works and what doesn’t. There’s less of the well-meaning fumbling. At the same time, if the first go was great, you’ve raised expectations of your performance, which can lead to nerves: … Read More »



Croydon facelift? Please don’t botch it up.

Posted on February 24th, by Ian Lavis in Economics & Business. No Comments

Ian Lavis takes a look at the woulds, shoulds, could-have-beens and future hopes for the Croydonian urban environment

Imagine a Croydon in which you get a real buzz walking around the streets, checking out the cool buildings, dramatic skyline and inspiring public spaces.

No, I haven’t drunk too much Cronx beer. I’m just a Croydonian with big hopes for what Croydon could be if … Read More »



Event review: The Croydon Craft Beer Festival, 16th-17th October 2015

Posted on October 27th, by Paddy Blewer in Culture. 3 comments

Serious beer, great vibes and a very professional operation. Cheers, says Paddy Blewer

The Croydon and Sutton branch of CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) is sadly in abeyance right now, but the first in what will hopefully be a series of a new beer festivals in Croydon drew packed crowds at the Clocktower in Croydon on 16th and 17th October. A consortium of Croydon businesses … Read More »



Restaurant review: a tale of two Purley burgers

Posted on September 16th, by Paddy Blewer in Culture. 4 comments

Now Purley’s burghers have a choice of burgers, says Paddy Blewer

In the thirteen years I’ve lived in Croydon, I’ve always been surprised that despite the significant wealth within walking distance of Purley town centre, eating and drinking options there were limited.

This began to change a few years ago. Now there are good options for steak at Buenos Aires, an excellent Turkish/Eastern Mediterranean … Read More »



Restaurant review: McDermott’s fish and chip shop, New Addington

Posted on August 28th, by Paddy Blewer in Culture. 11 comments

Paddy Blewer salutes a world class chippie

5-7 The Forestdale Centre, Featherbed Way, New Addington, Croydon CR0 9AS
Time from East Croydon:  15 minutes (number 3),  10 minutes or  20 minutes 64,  10 minutes

As a Waddonian for fourteen years who grew up in Wallington, I’d always heard of New Addington but had never really been. It might as well have been Bromley or Cheam. I knew that … Read More »



It’s cool in the Cronx: review of the Cronx Brewery Open Day

Posted on August 12th, by Faye Edwardes in Culture. 2 comments

Faye Edwardes attends a brewery open day that’s all about success in Croydon

“My husband loves a nice blonde”, I said to the barmaid with a wink, “but he loves a porter too”. And so that’s what we had. It was the Cronx Brewery’s second Open Day on Saturday 2nd August and we went along to check it out.

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#Croydon #TechCity startup @WeAreTheMillion launches in partnership with @thecronxbrewery

Posted on June 14th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Tech City - News. 1 Comment

Sarah Akwisombe of The Glam Collective (and formely pseudo-grime MC Goldilocks) has launched new venture ‘We Are The Million’ – a crowd-funding platform – in conjunction with Participle, a UK social enterprise network.

When I spoke to her back in April, Akwisombe described WATM as:

A new movement to help small business owners raise funds and create new employment opportunities for the local community.

At the time, … Read More »