The Green Dragon, Croydon - pub details
Previously called: Hogshead
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Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5637) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras
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|Perhaps - the first good and logical post from slerpy .....ever|
tempest - 5 Jul 2014 21:34
|Gamboozler-The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is. - Winston Churchill. I love the derision of smaller people who cannot express themselves in a sensible form, its applause from the imbecilic, they are the majority,sadly.|
slerpy - 5 Jul 2014 20:36
|Much-derided by many on this site, Slerpy's assessment below is broadly correct in my estimation, excepting the 'awful period' claims - it didn't take a huge dive after long-term incumbent Esther left, and the new chap, Carl, has essentially retained the worthy elements which his predecessor worked so hard to create. He has his detractors mind, particularly in respect of treatment of inherited staff, so don't take my word for it; see for yourself. |
Beer-wise, five of the six pumps are usually occupied with interesting options, albeit with a leaning towards Clarence & Frederick's, Westerham and Dark Star, plus one or two active casks behind. Cask cider no longer supported apparently. I'm pleased to impar that discounts for qualifying customers still in place.
Food always tremendous value; chef stolen from the Dog & Bull still there!
Atmos is pretty-much as was (civilised), and still one of the best pubs in the central Croydonian context. Good luck to the new team.
Esther can now be found at The Oval, Oval Road by the way.
Gamboozler - 9 May 2014 15:23
|There was an awful period for this pub during the change of management but that has now finished. The new Manager is now running the pub well ,a recent Brewers pump takeover and very nice staff add up to this being the best pub in the town centre. Beer wise you will NOT find beers from the big brewers.Other pubs have London Pride, Adnams Broadside,Sharp's Doom Bar, Abbot Ale ( the widespread national beers which are sold on the back of massive advertising).So nice to have a choice.|
slerpy - 4 May 2014 08:46
|Just so much NOISE !|
Beer with a vinegar tinge to it. Toilets like saunas.
This place is total ERIC (see my name to see what it means)
EricThePoo - 25 Feb 2014 16:05
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