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Victoria Cross, Thornton Heath

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This pub has recently closed, after being 'For Sale' for a while. There is a skip outside, which doesn't bode well.
john_the_jester - 8 Aug 2012 12:28
Enter left to lounge, rt to public, but open central horseshoe bar serves both. Carpetted throughout, some upholstered wall banquettes, some standard pub furniture, cushioned barstools in good nick. Nice wood panelling in both rooms, & wooden-faced bar with brass foot rail (needing a good polish), were all reminiscent of the old décor in the Commercial, Herne Hill. Small tv and large drop-down screen in lounge, plasma & pool table in public. Attractive stone-paved beer garden, part covered, fenced surround, planted borders which should look better in summer, picnic sets arranged a central tree (fir/spruce family?). The guest (Pilgrim ‘smoked’ IPA?) had unfortunately just gone & the next (can’t recall) not ready to go on, leaving just courage – not my fav, but was well kept & just £1 for my quick half. Pleased to notice wrapped rolls on display behind bar, a simple food fix so rarely seen these days. Quiet, ystdy 14:30, but a lot to like about the pub if only it could/would support a more expansive beer choice.
trainman - 22 Oct 2008 14:25
A gem of a pub , dirt cheap beer a nice wood pannelled interior( listed I believe). Lots of real ale is sold here. A refreshing change from the ugly big ex- bank buildings converted to pubs in Central Croydon. A bit of a stroll from Mayday Hospital.
slerpy - 8 Aug 2008 11:50
Seems a friendly pub with good beer. I was a little disappointed that they didnt get around to making some sandwiches until about 1 p.m. on a Saturday, though, too late for my lunch. Evening food is shipped in from a restaurant.

john_the_jester - 5 Jan 2008 10:36
Traditional 2-bar pub with unspoiled original 1930s interior. It's a popular local with well-kept Courage Best at only £1.80 and a guest beer at £2.20. Ones I've tasted there have been from from Dark Star, Archers and Thwaites. The whole place seems cared for, and visitors are made welcome.

No food except for tasty well-filled rolls. There was a free bag of Kettle Chips being offered last time we were there.

Large-screen TV at one end of the spacious saloon bar shows whichever sport seems most popular amongst the regulars.

Recommended for those who like to drink in a "proper pub"
Alph_river - 29 Dec 2007 16:41

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