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Submitted on Tuesday, 1st November 2011
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Golden Lion

144 Stanley Road
Croydon
CR0 3QB
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Pub SignMan left this review about Golden Lion

This is a typical traditional back street boozer located in one of Croydon's most depressing and run down parts of town. The pub has a number of rooms, the largest of which you enter first. This area has plenty of seating as well as a jukebox, several TV screens and a few interesting bits and bobs on the walls including a signed Arsenal football shirt and some certificates detailing excellent charity work undertaken by the pub. To the left is a smaller bar which is a lot darker and has limited seating options and a dartboard. The rear there is a third room dedicated to darts, which seems to be the lifeblood of the pub. Aside from the board there are signed pictures from various well known players and possibly the most impressive pub trophy cabinet I've ever seen. A beer garden to the rear and a few benches out the front round off the pub's facilities.
Five hand pumps, but only a truly terrible pint of Courage Best (£2.50)to choose from, which in all honesty I should have sent back. The service was very prompt, but hardly welcoming and the locals all had a good long stare when I walked in.
A decent enough community local and seemingly a must for darts players, but not worth the effort for the casual passerby and certainly not for the beer enthusiast.

On 5th August 2010 - rating: 3
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Latest updates View all updates for Golden Lion, Croydon
1st Nov 2011, 21:22
Picture submitted by john mcgraw approved
 
1st Nov 2011, 21:22
Picture submitted by john mcgraw approved

Pub Details

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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
  • Darts : Yes last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 June 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 05 August 2010 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : No last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
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Last inspected: August 17th 2012
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