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The Orchard, Shirley, Croydon

Pub added by Pub SignMan
119 Orchard Way
Shirley
Croydon
CR0 7NN
Phone: 02087779011
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Orchard

Not the easiest pub in the world to find, tucked away as it is in the middle of the Monk's Orchard estate, but I made the trek out to this former GBG regular in order to tick off one of Croydon's more obscure pubs. I discovered what may well be the ideal estate pub - a clean interior with white walls providing a light and airy feel, two rooms, each with their own bar, plush sofas in small booths forming nice seating alternatives to the low stools and tables elsewhere. Contrary to the grim exterior (including bars on the windows) it felt very homely and there were a decent number of locals in there enjoying the hospitality on a Sunday afternoon.
There were three hand pumps on the bar offering London Pride and Harvey’s Best (£3), with a Spitfire clip turned. My pint of Best was pretty good and the staff serving me were very quick and friendlier than in most pubs of this type. There were adverts around the pub and on boards outside promoting drinks offers, although these seemed to be confined to the typical lager and cider products also in evidence at the bar.
Three plasma screens were showing football and rugby, which seemed to keep most customers entertained. One room housed a pool table, whilst the other had a dartboard next to the bar. Three games/fruit machines filled the space between the two rooms and easy listening music was piped through speakers at a sensible level.
I left pleasantly surprised and can imagine returning regularly if only it were in an easier to reach location.

On 24th October 2010 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by elizabeth mcgraw
Eden Park, 1.3 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Elmers End, 1.45 miles, 27 min walk (show)
West Wickham, 2.12 miles, 40 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Orchard, Croydon
19th Mar 2011, 17:53
Request to add pub to area Shirley by Nick Davies approved
 
19th Mar 2011, 17:53
Request to add pub to area Shirley by Nick Davies

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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 : No last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : Yes last updated 24 October 2010 by Moby Duck
  • 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 : Yes last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 24 October 2010 by Moby Duck
  • Real Cider : No last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
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