The Sandrock Hotel, Shirley - pub details
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Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 7763)
- Quiz night (Thursday from 9pm)
- Food served (12 noon until 10pm daily), Sunday roast (Choice of 3 roasts available all day), Real ale (Four cask ales regular guests)
- Outside seating, Children allowed (families welcome when joining us for food), Credit cards accepted (cash back available), Car park, Smoking area, Wireless internet access
Pub suggested by lout_from_the_lane on 4 May 2004
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|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
|Home made hummus made without garlic, tahini and seasoning = wall paper paste. Dire selection for vegetarians. My risotto was cold and our table of 10 thought it was all cold, slow and bland. We virtually had to do a Mexican wave to get service & would have ordered more drinks had we been approached. We were surprised the place was so quiet for a good Friday until the food arrived. Requests for 2 lots of extra ice-cream ignored. We could have walked out without paying as the place was empty and the staff vanished. |
Will never be going back.
Jo1000 - 9 Apr 2012 16:36
|This pub has changed hands and is now run by a really nice couple, the prvious Paul and Shelly did try but they weren't cut out for it. The new managers (sorry don't know their names) will certainly always make you feel welcome beer is good garden is nice and its certainly got no black marks from me and my wife who have been there many times.|
beerfool - 1 Aug 2011 20:32
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