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Cricketers, Addington, Croydon

Pub added by Pub SignMan
36 Addington Village Road
Croydon
CR0 5AQ
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Harvester (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Graham Coombs left this review about Cricketers

There is an old building round the back, but basically this is a large modern Harvester with a slightly plasticky sort of interior. You are greeted with a row of keg taps on the bar, but there are a couple of handpumps secreted round the corner, dispensing Doom Bar although sadly not in very good condition at time of visit, despite Cask Marque listing. The right hand side in the older part is more geared to drinkers, with the family dining part off to the front and left, while outside there is a large tabled garden. The Addington Village transport interchange is just across the roundabout, where you can take a multitude of buses or trams to many much better pubs.

On 7th January 2019 - rating: 4
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Pub SignMan left this review about Cricketers

This is a huge Harvester pub in Addington Village, just down the hill from the New Addington estate. The pub treats us to a typical Harvester interior, with bland beige walls and pine panels dominating the decor alongside a mix of modern looking furniture. Diners were all shuffled down one end of the pub, whilst the few drinkers were permitted access to a decent sized area in the right hand side of the building. This area had some interesting glass partitioning screens but otherwise there wasn't much else to look at and the usual feel of drinking in a hotel bar prevailed. Even the music playing over the sound system was bland and unmemorable. The pub's one saving grace is its large outdoor drinking/dining area, which is quite an attractive proposition in summer months, despite only offering a view of the car park.
Disappointingly there were no cask ales on the bar, with keg versions of Old Speckled Hen and Tetley’s Smooth Flow being the closest alternatives. My pint of Hen cost £2.80 and was too cold and virtually tasteless, as expected. The staff weren't exactly falling over themselves to serve me once it became apparent that I wasn't going to be eating.
This pub seems popular with family groups in much the same way most Harvester style pubs tend to be, but it left me feeling completely cold and longing for the estate pubs back in New Addington, which is saying something. One to tick off and never return to again.

On 5th September 2011 - rating: 2
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Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
West Wickham, 2.23 miles, 42 min walk (show)
Hayes (Kent), 2.44 miles, 47 min walk (show)
Eden Park, 2.86 miles, 55 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Cricketers, Croydon
7th Jan 2019, 23:20
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7th Jan 2019, 23:09
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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 05 September 2011 by hondo .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 05 September 2011 by hondo .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 05 September 2011 by hondo .
  • Micropub : No last updated 11 May 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 July 2018 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Cider : No last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
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