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Coombe Lodge, Shirley, Croydon

Pub added by Pub SignMan
104 Coombe Road
Croydon
CR0 5RB
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Pub SignMan left this review about Coombe Lodge

Set in a Grade II listed Georgian mansion with sizeable gardens, Coombe Lodge is part of the impressive Coombe Estate and was previously used as a home for the elderly, before being converted to a pub and restaurant in the late 1980’s. It’s currently operated by the Beefeater Pub and Grill chain and has a Premier Inn next door. The pub has a nice location in a rural part of Croydon, bordered by Coombe Wood, Lloyd Park and Addington Hills, which made it a good option for a stop off following an afternoon tramping around the woods in the snow. You enter into a lobby area with the bar to the right and the restaurant to the left. The restaurant has been carpeted throughout and fitted out with some bland furnishings and décor. A few padded banquettes have been arranged to create low backed booth type sections, whilst there is a snug-like room near the entrance with space for just the one table. The tables at the rear of the room look like they give good views over the gardens, but it was dark when we arrived, so I can’t be sure. The bar area is to the right rear and has high stools and tables opposite the servery and a large TV screen showing subtitled news. A large open room opposite looked a lot more comfortable, with a variety of seating options. From here you could access a conservatory which is signposted as ‘The Orangery’. The overwhelming feeling when wandering around this large building is that of amazement at how they have managed to make such a characterful building utterly devoid of any character.
For the record, there were two ales on at the bar – a rather uninspiring choice of Fullers London Pride and Marston’s Pedigree (£3.15). The food is a typical pub grub and grill menu and my gammon steak was quite nice, but nothing out of the ordinary. The staff were very friendly and probably ended up being one of the major plus points.
The boring ale selection neatly encapsulates everything you need to know about this place. When I first moved to Croydon ten years ago, people were always recommending this place (albeit, it wasn’t a Beefeater back then) but I never got round to paying it a visit. Now that I have, I’m left wondering what all the fuss was about.

On 27th January 2013 - rating: 3
[User has posted 2496 recommendations about 2496 pubs]

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South Croydon, 1.28 miles, 24 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for Coombe Lodge, Croydon
27th Jan 2013, 16:41
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
1st Apr 2011, 13:29
Web Link submitted by Nick Davies approved

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • 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 09 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • 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 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • 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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