Daytime Crawl of Thornton Heath and Croydon


Saturday 8 October 2008.

All welcome to join the crawl, whether a CAMRA member or not.

A text version of the crawl notes is here: Daytime Crawl of Thornton Heath and Croydon

1. Thomas Farley

Arrive: 12.Noon PM

Address: The Thomas Farley, 61 High Street, Thornton Heath, CR7

Real ales: Greene King IPA is served here.

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Directions to next pub: Turn left out of the pub and walk along High Street to Brigstock Road. Walk down Brigstock Road to

2. Railway Telegraph

Arrive: 12.45 PM.

Address: The Railway Telegraph, 19 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, CR7.

Real ales: Youngs Bitter and Special are served here.

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Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, catch a 450 bus to the stop just after the junction of Queens Road and Bensham Lane (the stop is called Queens Road, Bensham Lane). Alight from the bus and cross over the road to

3. Newton Arms

Arrive: 1.50 PM.

Address: The Newton Arms, 175 Queens Road, West Croydon, CR0. Real ales: No real ale is served here but they do have Dragon Stout in bottles.

Read about the Newton Arms

Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, catch a 450 bus to just before the junction of Bensham Lane and Bert Road. Cross over Bensham Lane to

4. Victoria Cross

Arrive: 3.20 PM.

Address: The Victoria Cross, 228 Bensham Lane, CR7.

Real Ales: Courage Best and a guest beer are served here.

Read about the Victoria Cross

Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub catch a 450 bus to the stop after White Horse Road becomes Wellesley Road then catch a 50 bus to its terminus at the junction of High Street and Katharine Street. Alight from the bus and continue down the High Street to the junction with Scarbrook Road and Surrey Street. Walk along Surrey Street to

5. Dog & Bell

Arrive: 4.40 PM.

Address: The Dog & Bull, 24 Surrey Street, Croydon, CR0.

Real ales: Charles Wells Bombardier; Young’s Bitter and Special; and seasonal ales are usually served here.

Read about the Dog & Bull

Directions to next pub: Turn right out of the pub and walk along Surrey Street to the junction with Scarbrook Road. Turn right into Scarbrook Road and walk along it to the flyover. Cross over Scarbrook Road and walk under the flyover to

6. Royal Standard

Arrive: 5.25 PM.

Address: The Royal Standard, 1 Sheldon Street, Croydon, CR0.

Real ales: Fuller’s Chiswick, Discovery, London Pride, ESB and seasonal ales are usually available here.

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Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, cross over nearby Wandle Road to Laud Street then walk along Laud Street to the High Street. Cross over the High Street and catch a 60, 166, 312, 407, 466 or 468 bus to the stop just after the junction of Brighton Road and Selsdon Road. Alight from the bus and walk to

7. Swan & Sugar Loaf

Arrive: 6.15 PM.

Address: The Swan & Sugar Loaf, 1 Brighton Road, South Croydon, CR2.

Real ales: Fuller’s London Pride and Wychwood Hobgoblin are sometimes available here.

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The Regional and National Inventory descriptions in these notes are extracts from a book published in July 2008 by CAMRA called London Heritage Pubs: An Inside Story. Historic Pub Interiors in the Capital by Geoff Brandwood and Jane Jephcote. The book has descriptions and photographs of all 156 pubs currently on the London Regional Inventory.