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The Sandrock Hotel, Shirley - pub details

Sandrock Hotel
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Address: Upper Shirley Road, Shirley, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 5HA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 7763) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations South Croydon (1.9 miles), East Croydon (2 miles), West Wickham (2 miles)

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Surprise, Croydon (0.0 miles), Crown, Shirley (0.4 miles), Shirley Inn, Shirley (0.5 miles), Coombe Lodge, Croydon (0.9 miles), Goat, Croydon (1.0 miles) - see more nearby pubs

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All a bit embarrassing.

You walk in and order a beer and the landlord suggests you walking in ordering a beer is interfering with his launch of his new pizza oven. What with him leaving the door open on a warm evening and being a pub etc, who'd have thought people would walk in and want to order a beer. The sheer audacity of it. As a result of such absurd requests he is now 4 hours behind.

The Sandrock seems to change hands every 15 months or so. It should work - good location, very nice beer garden... if only somebody could run it properly...
terenced - 30 May 2017 08:29
Was deserted last time I went in. Beer was ok but pricey. Looks like it's under new management again?
terenced - 11 May 2015 16:17
I've just read today's Croydon Advertiser (28/11/2014) with the new Landlord saying how he's spent £30,000 pounds on a refurbishment. Interestingly enough, his previous job was a lawyer, so he's used to embellishment.
£30,000 !!!! More like 30 quid. That's what it costs for 3 x 10 litre tubs of contract emulsion down at B&Q. It's worth going in to have a look, as he's toshed all over the sockets and wires, and it's the old painters adage.....'If It Don't Move Paint It!'. What the slimy git should do is reduce the price of the beer. He thinks he's running a bloody 5 star joint in Mayfair. It's bloody outrageous in there. You'll be lucky to have change from a tenner for two drinks, no matter what the combination, unless it's tap water! I've been in there 3 times now, with three different people, just to show them the naffness of the refurb. There isn't a bloody referb!! Well worth a visit to see I'm telling the truth!
Plumpian - 29 Nov 2014 09:39
Basically a food pub. The food is good but the beer is is very poor. Just the one cask ale, Landlord, which was passed its prime and served at room temperature.
I wont rush back.
bob.the.wop - 2 Jun 2013 22:27
Having moved away from the area I decided to pop in the Sandrock to check if things had improved. I was the only one in the whole bar on a Tuesday evening at around six, and it stayed this way for a good hour. The barman was less than chatty, so it was a pretty miserable experience. It made me long for the time when the pub was frequented by this dreadful bore who would drone on about Arsenal to the extent that I would glaze over and lose the will to live. Even his monotonous conversation would have been a welcome distraction. It seems to me that they've priced themselves out of the market, as when I ventured to the Surprise later( a pub less than a stones throw away), a lot of the old faces were supping in there, and remarked that no one can afford to drink in there anymore. I must admit that I prefer the decor and cleanliness of the Sandrock to the Surprise, but at least the Surprise has some atmosphere, and most importantly, customers!
Plumpian - 7 Sep 2012 14:24

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