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The Lion Inn, Thornton Heath Town, Croydon

182 Pawsons Road
Phone: 02086830021
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Lion Inn

One of a number of pubs tucked away in the backstreets of this part of Thornton Heath, this place is probably the pick of the bunch for the ale drinker.
The front bar is a very smart and clean area with a mix of plush sofas and standard pub seating. The main stretch of bar runs down the side of the pub where there are vast numbers of bar stools and some more tables until the pub opens out again at the rear where there are pool tables and a dartboard.
Most of the ales were located in the front room and on my visit I could choose between Shep's Spitfire and Kent's Best, Old Speckled Hen, Greene King IPA and St Edmunds, Sharp's Doom Bar and Hepworth Dark Horse (£2.20). There was also a comprehensive selection of lagers and ciders, although nothing out of the ordinary. The Dark Horse was a lovely pint and it was served by a charming lady who initially mistook me for her grandson!
The pub has quite a few interesting features, including a number of lovely mirrors, an upright piano and a signed photo of Tom O'Connor.
It was a pleasant surprise to find a pub with a decent choice of ale in this part of town and it would be my first port of call for future visits to the area.

On 21st April 2010 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Selhurst, 0.66 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Thornton Heath, 0.73 miles, 14 min walk (show)
West Croydon, 1.18 miles, 22 min walk (show)
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6th Jan 2015, 14:28
Web Link submitted by Rex Rattus approved
27th Dec 2014, 17:12
Web Link submitted by Rex Rattus

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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
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 June 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes - Doombar - last updated 11 September 2013 by Dave McNally
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