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The Crown & Pepper

242 High Street
Phone: 02086887507
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Bus Stop(, ) Coombe Road South End

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Paul Brett left this review about The Crown & Pepper

Now back to it's original theme it's not a bad pub and the food smelt wonderful but I sadly didn't have a chance to sample any. It had 2 ales on offer. Doom Bar and Adnams Bitter. I opted for the Doom Bar and it wasn't the best pint I'd had and only just drinkable but on the whole was a good boozer

On 21st April 2012 - rating: 6
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Crown & Pepper

Previously known as the Crown and Pepper, a Piri Piri themed pub, and still displaying signs outside to this effect, this pub now appears to be called the Aja Lounge; a strange hybrid of pub and Indian restaurant.
The building's mock Tudor frontage and fairly traditional decor hint at its past as a typical, large High Street pub and evidence of long vanished partitioning is still evident. There is a fair bit of seating in various forms all around the island bar and a patio out the back has been set up for those who want to smoke one of the Sheesha pipes on offer.
My most recent visit was on the last Friday before Christmas, so the place was packed with groups from nearby offices, but the staff seemed to be coping pretty well and were very helpful in finding our group a table without us being made to feel like we should order food. There was no ale on offer, just John Smith's, Guinness or the usual lagers. I did notice a cocktail menu as well.
I didn't like this pub much in its previous incarnation and I can't say that the new Indian theme does it for me either. Perhaps if the place was given a good refurb and tidy up, including changing the signage outside, it might appeal more, but as things stand I don't expect to be returning in a hurry.

On 10th January 2011 - rating: 2
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Clive Thompson left this review about The Crown & Pepper

Lots of comfortable leather look sofas and armchairs but they were all empty at 7pm on a Bank Holiday Sunday. I got the impression that this was not unusual and the place has an air of inevitable failure around it. Not a bad looking pub with some attractive screens and leaded glass, they just need a few more customers.

On 10th May 2009 - rating: 5
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21st Apr 2012, 16:53
Review submitted by Paul Brett
13th Mar 2011, 23:32
Request to add pub to area Croydon Town Centre by Nick Davies approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes - Doombar - last updated 11 September 2013 by Dave McNally

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