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Shelverdine Goathouse, SE25

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7-8 High Street
South Norwood
Postal town: SE25
SE25 6EP
Phone: 02086530678
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Rex Rattus left this review about Shelverdine Goathouse

They seem to be maintaining the good ale selection here, unlike one or two other Antic pubs I've visited that seem to be slipping down a bit in that respect. This one had on a couple of Volden ales of course - Session Ale and Summer Ale (£1.80 a half), plus Manchester Summer Extra Pale and one other (couldn't read my notes!), as well as a couple of draught ciders. The kitchen's now up and running (opens at 18.00 during the week), but I was in too early to see a menu.

As usual with an Antic pub this one has plenty of quirky features. The exposed brickwork is there in abundance, ugly ducting on the ceiling, and although the furniture's mismatched it does look a bit better quality than is usually the case with Antic. The pub looks to be occupying the space of three former shops, with the three drinking areas it now comprises all being at slightly different levels. The bar's in the middle area so one needs to watch ones feet if carrying drinks between them. There's some shelving between a couple of the areas bearing books and other stuff, a framed display of household implements on one wall in the left hand room as well another display of china cups and the like. The room on the right in which I sat had a display of collars and purses on one wall. It's all very Antic.

One really good plus point was the concertina windows that were fully open on a hot July day - shame about the busy main road outside. It's definitely the best pub for beer in South Norwood, although it has to be said that there's little serious competition. I would be delighted to visit this one again.

On 23rd July 2017 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Shelverdine Goathouse

Not been into the former William Stanley for nearly five years, but the standard Wetherspoon interior has been stripped right out and replaced by the sort semi-shabby eclectic mix of furniture and decor you would expect from Antic. I found five of six handpumps on, with a couple of Volden beers selection of other - mostly local - real ales, e.g. Battersea Brownstone (£4.00, and in good form, but a great deal more than what the previous owners would have charged). I also managed to mis-time my visit to coincide with the lead up to a Palace home game so had to put up with a polycarbonate 'glass', but the atmosphere was noisy yet good natured.

On 5th November 2016 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Shelverdine Goathouse

UPDATE March 2012 as The William Stanley.
There are two ranks of four handpumps here,the ones visible as you enter the pub normally contain the interesting guest beers.The second bank of pumps is hidden off to the left and that is sensibly where the Abbott,Ruddles Bitter and ciders lurk.On match days this is the "away friendly" pub so your best option if visiting the mighty Palace.Despite the plastic mugs ,beer quality here is usually good these days.
ORIGINAL REVIEW Feb 2010 as The William Stanley
One of the smallest spoons with a limited ale range but two guests normally available which included on our visit Arkells Kingsdown which was well kept.There are seating areas either side of the front entrance and the decor is typical of the chain.On Palace matchdays drinks are served in plastic mugs but this is not the kind of pub where it will kick off.By 6pm the plastic policy was relaxed.One of the better of a poor selection of pubs in South Norwood.

UPDATE
My first visit under the ownership of Antic and pleasantly surprised.PSM has done an accurate review of the changed interior,to the right there is now a red velour wall hugging banquette which gives lots of seating options.The ale range is now from 6 handpumps with two Voldens (Session and Pale) being regulars together with Belleville Battersea Brownstone,Dark Star Sunburst (decent £4) and Arbor Yakima IPA 7% on offer on my visit, with one clip reversed.An interesting range,although obviously more pricey than the 'spoons days while the keg offerings seemed quite mainstream.
I was in prematch so all drinks served in plastic mugs but of a more pleasing type than you often get.The pub is now firmly Palace fans only,unlike the William Stanley which was away fan friendly.It was busy as you might expect but if you just happened to be in South Norwood looking for a decent pint of real ale,this is probably your best option.No sign of food ,however,but that may have been another prematch issue.

On 30th October 2016 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Norwood Junction, 0.15 miles, 2 min walk (show)
Selhurst, 0.78 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Birkbeck, 1.23 miles, 23 min walk (show)
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23rd Jul 2017, 18:02
Review submitted by Rex Rattus
 
5th Nov 2016, 10:58

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  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 23 July 2017 by Rex Rattus
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