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The Royal Standard, Croydon Town Centre, Croydon

1 Sheldon Street
Croydon
CR0 1SS
Phone: 02086889749
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hondo . left this review about The Royal Standard

Great little pub that’s ended up in a poor location with an ncp car park and the flyover adjacent to the pub. Nice characterful wooden interior serving the usual Fuller’s selection. Wish it was in a better location but well worth making the effort to visit.

On 27th October 2017 - no rating submitted
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Royal Standard

This is a cracking little pub - shame it's overshadowed by a multi-storey car park and the Croydon flyover. Thankfully it's not changed since the previous reviewer's visit. Entering by a door on the right you're in a very basic bar; bare-boarded, no tables or chairs, just hard wooden stools at ledges by the window. The handpumps in here were double clipped so you knew what was available in the other bar without having to do the full circuit before ordering. It's good to see that, and I don't know why more pubs don't do it. The ales on were the usual Fuller's offerings of London Pride, Chiswick; HSB and ESB (£1.95 a half), as well as a guest ale of Elgood's Black Dog. This is a good selection. Many much larger and more prominent Fuller's pubs don't do anywhere near as well. There was no sign of any menus, but the tray of rolls was at the end of the bar counter.

Around to the left of this bar brings you into a small carpeted room with just two or three tables and chairs, which in turn leads into a couple of snugs at the back. The furnishings in these snugs is pretty traditional, but with one including a very ancient solid wooden pew with folding seats. The multi-room format makes it sound quite big, but it's really quite small - snug even. There are a couple of nice old brewery (Fuller's Smith and Turner of course) and distillery mirrors.

This is a really nice old backstreet boozer. Let's hope it survives. Perhaps being under the flyover helps, as it presumably wouldn't be everybody's first choice of a location for residential development.

On 10th May 2015 - rating: 8
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Steve C left this review about The Royal Standard

I do like a decent Fuller’s pub and on a recent visit to Croydon the Royal Standard certainly didn’t disappoint. Overlooked by the Croydon Flyover and opposite a multi-storey car park the location leaves a lot to be desired. The picnic table lined beer garden is located directly underneath the flyover so it wouldn’t be a place I would head to for some alfresco drinking on a hot summers afternoon. Thankfully it is easy to forget where one is once inside this unspoilt backstreet boozer.

The interior consists of a narrow front bar that I can imagine getting very cosy when the pub is busy. To the right of the bar a dartboard has been shoehorned in and there is also a large plasma screen. I noted that Six Nations rugby was advertised, but I didn’t spot any advertisements for live sports shown via satellite channels. At the rear of the pub there is some seating and around the back of the bar is a small separate room.

The bar is stocked with standard draught and the four hand pumps were drawing London Pride, Chiswick, ESB and HSB. I didn’t see any food advertised but there were some premade rolls on the bar. There was only one other customer present during my recent Wednesday afternoon visit so it was very quiet; especially due to the lack of background music. No complaint from me though and I would have no problem returning for another couple of pints.

On 24th February 2015 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by elizabeth mcgraw
East Croydon, 0.74 miles, 14 min walk (show)
South Croydon, 0.76 miles, 14 min walk (show)
West Croydon, 0.83 miles, 16 min walk (show)
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27th Oct 2017, 15:53
Review submitted by hondo .
 
10th May 2015, 11:53
Review submitted by Rex Rattus

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 26 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 14 September 2013 by Clive Thompson
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - May - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 26 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 14 September 2013 by Clive Thompson
  • Car Park : No last updated 26 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : Yes last updated 26 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 14 September 2013 by Clive Thompson
  • WiFi : Yes - O2 WiFi - last updated 14 September 2013 by Clive Thompson
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