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The Cricketers, Croydon

47 Shirley Road
Croydon
CR0 7ER
Phone: 02086553507
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Cricketers

A pleasant surprise in what could be an unexceptional suburban pub. The interior has a tidy, spacious feel, probably from the clear wooden floor and plain furniture. A roaring logburner on each side of the room is welcome on a winter's day, while a nice homely touch is given by vases of fresh flowers sprinkled around the bar. Three large screens keep the locals amused with sports, although no-one seemed much interested as the 1.40 from Chepstow wound its course. To one side is a proper dartboard set-up, as opposed to the many hidden behind dining tables found elsewhere. Garden at rear, as well as a few pavement tables. Draught ales at time of visit were Hogs Back TEA, Dark Star Hophead, Harvey's Best and Doom Bar. One of those pubs that just feels nicely run and welcoming.

On 7th January 2019 - rating: 8
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Cricketers

Still one of the best ale pubs in and around Croydon, but beer quality has been up and down in recent months. Hophead was replaced by Fyne Ales Jarl for a while, which was a great move as Hophead can be found in a number of other Croydon pubs. Other recurring beers recently include Palace Ale and Greene King London Glory. There is a settled group of bar staff and regulars, all of whom are very welcoming - if the beer quality was a little more reliable I'd be in here all the time.

March 2010
Tucked away on the outskirts of Croydon, this is one of the borough's essential real-ale destinations.
First impressions suggest that this is another run of the mill working man's pub, full of lager drinkers and in need of a good lick of paint. However, the bar reveals six hand pumps, with Dark Star Hophead and Harvey's Best complimented by various guests, always in top condition. A healthy selection of pump clips are displayed in the smaller seating area behind the bar, demonstrating the excellent rotation policy.
The staff are very friendly and always looking to make your stay more enjoyable. There are a good bunch of regulars ensuring a lively atmosphere, be it at the bar, on one of the two dartboards or in front of one of the three log fires.
There's a decent pub menu if you're looking for a bite to eat and they hold a beer festival every few months as well as organising trips to local breweries. Well worth making the journey out of town for.

On 21st January 2012 - rating: 8
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Malden man left this review about The Cricketers

This is a down to earth old school pub with no real frills apart from it sells an excellent range of good real beer. It is a large square single room with the bar occupying the middle of the back wall, carpeted, some wood panelling and a painted wooden fake beamed ceiling. Seating is traditional at standard tables, decor includes a few sporting prints, cricket and rugby related, an interesting old map of London by Crutchley, and a whole load of Crystal Palace FC stuff. If you miss the pennants, branded dartboard, P4 LAC numberplate on display then you may be jogged into realising by the Palace branded glasses and named beer.
No matter, despite my non affiliation to the club I received good and friendly service from the barmaid and was immediately involved in a bit of banter with a few locals.
There is a good real ale policy here, on my visit there were Fyne Ales Jarl, Great Orme Brewery Celtica, Morrisey's Palace Blond...the official beer of guess who would you reckon?...Old Rosie Cider plus two reversed, one of which was clearly Hophead. All therefore light beers but that suits me in summer.
The food menu took me back a decade or so, cheap and cheerful proper pub food for drinkers, chip butties (£2.50), Jacket spuds, Welsh Rarebit and omelettes.
There are not many of these basic old boozers about anymore but this one survives on good values, great beer and decently priced snacks. Certainly worth walking up from the Claret and also served by the tram at Addiscombe.

On 3rd July 2011 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by elizabeth mcgraw
Norwood Junction, 1.34 miles, 25 min walk (show)
East Croydon, 1.63 miles, 31 min walk (show)
Elmers End, 1.77 miles, 34 min walk (show)
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7th Jan 2019, 23:21
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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 Festivals : Yes last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - Discount amount not stated by Croydon CAMRA - last updated 08 January 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : Yes last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 07 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Function Room : No last updated 07 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 07 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 07 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 11 May 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 21 January 2012 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 07 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 11pm
Monday12noon - 11pm
Tuesday12noon - 11pm
Wednesday12noon - 11pm
Thursday12noon - 11pm
Friday12noon - 11pm
Saturday12noon - 11pm
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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