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Golden Ark, South Croydon

Pub added by Delboy 20
186 Addington Road
Selsdon
Postal town: South Croydon
CR2 8LB
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Pub SignMan left this review about Golden Ark

This new micropub, opened in January 2019 in an unusually spacious shop converted premises, is a welcome addition to Selsdon’s otherwise rather feeble pub scene. The simple rectangular room has a red concrete floor and cream walls with large shop-window frontage whereby the lower section of each window pane is obscured, although this is still well below eye-level so passers-by can still easily look inside. Round tables and basic chairs run down the right hand wall, whilst to the left, hard benches and low stools serve a series of interesting longer tables made from irregularly cut pieces of wood. Decor is still rather minimal at this early stage in the pub’s existence, with a couple of pub signs, some contemporary art pieces, shelves full of beer bottles and of course, the inevitable pump clip collection still leaving plenty of bare wall space in their wake. An L-shaped servery fits snugly into the rear right corner with a modern tongue and groove counter and unattractive IKEA-style bar back. Boards running across the ceiling lintel detail the full draught range and to one side of the bar there is a comprehensive list of the bottle and can range, also helpfully noted in menu form on most tables. A bookcase with a few old paperbacks and a collection of board games stands opposite the bar, where some sofas and fridges full of the aforementioned bottles and cans can also be found.
The staff here were very friendly, knowledgeable and chatty, taking time to welcome new faces and talk through the beer range, other micropubs and just about any other topic thrown their way. The handpulls offered a choice of Welton’s Old Harry, Clarkshaws Steam Beer and Wantsum Citra on my arrival, with a fourth pump being pulled through (eventually adding another Wantsum beer to the range) and two real ciders also available. I misread the beer boards and ordered a keg beer – Signal IPA (£3.80) – by mistake, but this was a pleasant enough drop and part of a wider range of six craft keg offerings including their own house ale, brewed especially for the pub’s opening. I also tried the Citra before leaving, which was in fine shape.
I found this to be a nice, welcoming place that perhaps still needs a bit of time to bed in properly before it attains that homely feel you associate with a good micropub. The staff are a big asset here and there were a fair few interested locals popping in during my stay to suggest that they’ve a good chance of making this the top pub for quite some distance around.

On 25th February 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2323 recommendations about 2323 pubs]


Delboy 20 left this review about Golden Ark

New micropub.

On 5th January 2019 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 906 recommendations about 876 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Delboy 20
Sanderstead, 1.9 miles, 36 min walk (show)
Purley Oaks, 2.07 miles, 39 min walk (show)
Riddlesdown, 2.22 miles, 42 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Golden Ark, Selsdon
25th Feb 2019, 18:51
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
22nd Jan 2019, 20:00
Request to mark pub as open by Pub SignMan approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 25 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 25 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 25 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 25 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 25 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 25 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 25 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : No last updated 25 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : No last updated 25 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : No last updated 25 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 25 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 25 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : Yes last updated 06 January 2019 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 25 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 25 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 January 2019 by Aqualung .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 25 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 25 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
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