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Toby Carvery South Croydon, Purley Oaks, South Croydon

Pub added by Nick Davies
415 Brighton Road
South Croydon
CR2 6ES
Phone: 02086804559
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Toby Carvery (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Nick Davies left this review about Toby Carvery

Downmarket Toby Carvery and Travelodge in a dreary stretch of car dealerships, tool-hire shops and the local tip perfectly described by PSM below. It was deathly quiet on a Friday night, just a few locals having a pint and chat and a couple of groups in work clothes who had been put in the Travelodge by their sadistic employers. Beer price inflation has taken its toll, Young's Ordinary has gone up to £2.70 in the last two years. Service with a smile is not part of the deal: the lad serving me went through the entire transaction without uttering a word, not even the price of my order. Most of the rest of the staff appeared equally demoralised.

Walk on by.

On 19th January 2013 - rating: 2
[User has posted 514 recommendations about 506 pubs]


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Pub SignMan left this review about Toby Carvery

Huge, sprawling Toby Carvery pub on the main Brighton Road into Croydon. The single room is so large that it wasn’t really possible to take everything in during my brief visit, although it offers essentially the same things as any other pub in its chain. There is a wide range of seating options, from dining tables and chairs, to high tables and stools and low tables with sofas. The walls were decorated with a confused mix of pictures, including a corner seemingly dedicated to Churchill, a photo of the Queen Mum sinking a pint and, apropos of nothing, a photo of Vinnie Jones. These are mixed in with all sorts of old photos, some quirky sketches and more mirrors than you would care to mention. A gas effect fire was doing its best to warm this vast expanse and some piped music of the sort you tend to hear in lifts, was doing its best to kill off any last notion that you’re in a pub.
Beer choice amounted to London Pride and Young’s Best, the latter costing a rather surprising £2.10 and in acceptable condition. The barman who served me looked like he would rather be anywhere else but behind the bar, but at least he was quick to serve me. I had a quick look at the menu and food seemed reasonably priced, but I imagine meal times are probably pretty grim in here.
I came away from this place feeling as though I’d just had a pint in a hotel lobby, such was the total lack of atmosphere and character. This is probably a default location for a lot of parents wanting to take their kids out for a meal and I’m sure it suits this purpose well enough but I’m afraid that I won’t be coming back myself.

On 13th March 2011 - rating: 2
[User has posted 2496 recommendations about 2496 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Nick Davies
Purley Oaks, 0.27 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Sanderstead, 0.85 miles, 16 min walk (show)
South Croydon, 1.19 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Toby Carvery South Croydon, South Croydon
2nd Apr 2018, 10:01
Request to remove pub from area Purley Town by Just a quick pint, then I'm off approved
 
2nd Apr 2018, 10:01
Request to remove pub from area Purley Town by Just a quick pint, then I'm off

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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 18 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
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