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The Pear Tree, Purley

908 Brighton Road
Purley
CR8 2AB
Phone: 02086606396
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Pear Tree

A large Stonegate clone of a Spoons' but a bit lacking in style, despite mandatory old photographs and a drawing room sort of feel. One big room with booths off to the side opposite a long bar, and a mixture of tall and low tables elsewhere. A few large screens show sports. Draught ales were Wimbledon Common Pale, Hobgoblin Gold and Doom Bar, with 4 Lilley's ciders in boxes.

On 7th January 2019 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Pear Tree

In most respects, a typical Stonegate pub of dull external appearance and with a partly opened-out 'L'-shaped layout. Despite the generally high ceilings, quite dark inside once you move away from the large front windows. Features a variety of anonymous semi-modern furniture and decor, numerous TV screens and a standard menu. On the plus side, five of six handpumps were in operation, offering Greene King IPA, Jennings Cumberland (£3.05) and Hobgoblin plus - unexpectedly - a couple of Lilley's ciders on tap and clips for two more (which must have been in boxed form elsewhere).

On 21st April 2018 - rating: 6
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Nick Davies left this review about The Rectory

Little has changed since the reviews below. It remains popular with the lager and footie crowd, there noisily watching an early evening Tottenham v Man U game on a badly pixelated Sky signal when I called by. Only one of the three or four bar staff was serving drinks, the rest busying themselves on whatever task they could find which avoided interaction with the punters: maybe they didn't care to explain why all the pump clips were turned but one dispensing Hobgoblin. Even then they couldn't find time to clear the tables, which suffered the stickiness redolent of one of JDW's less salubrious establishments. A section at the back had a sign by it proclaiming the "VIP Sports Area". Now the nearby Webb Estate is popular with Premier League players but I don't think that's the idea. Whatever, the TV there was badly out of sync and the area unused.

Smith and Jones aren't too bad a chain as things go: the branch down the road in Coulsdon is fine, but this one remains poor. I suspect a complacent management thanks to a captive audience in an under-pubbed area.

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Below par Smith and Jones outlet which, despite the pervasive odour of chips and slow service for the choice of Pride, Pride or Pride (other pumps had clips reversed) is clearly doing something right as it was pretty busy, and very noisy, on an early midweek evening a good hour before a routine Arsenal game kicked off. I presume that's what some the punters were there for, although many just looked like they were enjoying after work (or in some cases after school) drinks. Judging by Pubsignman's account below it's usually like this and I agree, OK for a quick one but probably too stressful for an extended visit.

On 20th January 2013 - rating: 3
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Map location corrected by Nick Davies
Purley, 0.18 miles, 3 min walk (show)
Reedham (Surrey), 0.98 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Riddlesdown, 1.19 miles, 22 min walk (show)
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7th Jan 2019, 23:22
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7th Jan 2019, 23:11
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 10 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 10 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 07 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 10 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 07 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 10 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 07 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 10 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : No last updated 07 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 07 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : No last updated 07 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 16 May 2011 by hondo .
  • Micropub : No last updated 07 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 10 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 10 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Thursday - last updated 07 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 May 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 07 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 07 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 07 January 2019 by Graham Coombs
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