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Shirley Inn, Shirley, Croydon

158 Wickham Road
Croydon
CR0 8BF
Phone: 02086541362
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Orchid (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Pub SignMan left this review about Shirley Inn

I'd always felt that this place was nothing more than a typical suburban, lager drinker's pub - packed out for the football each weekend, but otherwise just about getting by thanks to a few regular locals. My recent venture inside did very little to disprove this theory.
The pub has a central bar with what appears to once have been two rooms, now opened up into one large space. Seating is plentiful, whether it be in the front window area, or to the rear where high tables and stools mix with leather sofas in a jumbled mix of seating options. There is a passage that runs behind the bar along the side of the pub from the front room, past the toilets, to a small beer patio out the back.The bar had a few hand pumps, at first seemingly all out of action, but a walk around to the rear portion of the bar revealed a Spitfire clip, so I braved a pint (£2.40) and found it to be in surprisingly good condition. The staff were slow and for the most part, pretty unfriendly as well.
Football and horse racing was being shown on three screens and, as expected, there was a decent crowd sat around watching it. I grabbed a seat at the rear of the back room and was surprised to see the state of disrepair evident, with the walls in particular in a sorry condition. This detracted somewhat from the nice original features that have survived previous refurbishments, such as the tiled fireplace on the back wall, although I doubt the regulars care too much about such things.
Not a visit I enjoyed and not a place I would want to return to.

On 27th October 2010 - rating: 3
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john mcgraw left this review about Shirley Inn

Large old fashioned single bar pub that seems to have a fairly strong local following.Only Adnams Broadside on as a real ale on my visit.

On 9th June 2010 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by elizabeth mcgraw
West Wickham, 1.93 miles, 37 min walk (show)
Eden Park, 2.13 miles, 41 min walk (show)
Elmers End, 2.27 miles, 43 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Shirley Inn, Croydon
13th Mar 2011, 21:59
Request to add pub to area Shirley by Nick Davies approved
 
13th Mar 2011, 13:28
Request to add pub to area Shirley by Nick Davies

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 : Yes last updated 21 June 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 21 June 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : Yes last updated 21 June 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 21 June 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 21 June 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 21 June 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 21 June 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : 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 21 June 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 21 June 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 21 June 2015 by Pub SignMan
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