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Waddon Hotel, Croydon

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I used to work up the road from this pub some years back and visited The Waddon on a couple of Friday lunchtimes. I don't remember the beer at all, and recall the place was rather dowdy. This was probably 15 years ago.
So finding myself recently stranded waiting for a train from Waddon station, I decided to pop in and see what was what. The place is now much smarter than I recall, and the beer on offer was Bass (seldom seen these days round here) and one from Caledonian. Can't remember which particular beer offhand.
The Bass, which was all I had time to try, was very good and I said as much to the barman.
It wasn't busy - there were only several others in there which was probably par for the course mid-afternoon on a weekday - so I cannot make any valid assessment of the quality of the other punters. Sorry John!
However, this seemed to me a decent enough place for a pint or two of Draught Bass. Where else would you get that in Croydon?
Alph_river - 2 Nov 2014 15:06
I went in to the Waddon Hotel for the first time today, and found it a spacious pub with friendly staff. Ales were Hyde's bitter (in good condition) and Caledonian Over the Bar (temporarily off). The pub has 2 pool tables, darts and sports TV, but I suspect the regular clientele might be the sort you'd normally avoid. Please post a comment if you disagree, I'd be happy to be proved wrong!
john_the_jester - 18 Feb 2012 16:52
cool the waddon pub use to go there all the time as it one of my locial debbie k waddon
debs78 - 18 Oct 2007 17:27
crap beer a bit unwelcoming smokey and full of idiots
anonymous - 1 Mar 2007 02:26
Karaoke, Pool, Screens - ok if you like that sort of thing!! Beer is crap, and from experience so is the majority of the clientelle!!
Jeff "Sandy" - 22 Oct 2004 00:59
A great 'local' where outsiders are always welcome.

I've been doing the karaoke there for over 5 years now, and we have a laugh everytime.

Energetic crowds at weekends, quite peaceful during the day, except when there's sport on, then you have all the atmosphere you ever wanted!

Booze is mega cheap!
mandyb - 25 Jul 2004 03:38
The Waddon is a large pub right opposite Waddon station. It has 2 big screens, 4 pool tables and loads of smaller TVs. they sell food all day and have entertainment at the weekends ie:karaoke/ DJs.
lizy green - - 16 Jun 2004 20:10

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