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The Claret Free House, Addiscombe - pub details

Claret Free House
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Address: 5a Bingham Corner, Lower Addiscombe Road, Addiscombe, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 7AA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2699) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations East Croydon (1 mile), Selhurst (1.1 miles), Norwood Junction (1.3 miles)

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This small bar is now called the Claret & Ale. It's no longer related to the Claret Wine Bar in Cheam. But it's a very handy place to know about if you're passing by on the tram. I got here before opening. But I got chatting to the owner, who was outside smoking a cigarette. We spoke a bit about Cheam and also the local pubs in Addiscombe and Croydon. The barman was also friendly. Unusually for London, there were 3 ales from Palmer's - IPA, 200 & Tally Ho! Guests were Peerless Oatmeal Stout, Hammerpot Australian Pale & Signal Sticky Hoppy Pudding. Ciders were Weston's Rosie's Pig & Raspberry Roller & Thatcher's Cheddar Valley. A board displays what is on and what is coming next. The bar also has a couple of TVs for live football, rugby and selected other sports. Despite opting for the stout, this was only one of two pubs I tried in South East London that stocked real cider. So, all credit for that. Definitely a decent bar and my favourite of the day.
blue_scrumpy - 27 Jan 2019 15:49
Very sorry to find that they no longer stock Biddendens cider. They have replaced it with a lower alcohol and lower taste version called Bushels.
jgurney1 - 12 May 2018 12:42
It's reassuring to return to the Claret and it still be as fine as it was. Good beer decent service and friendly (if seasoned) clientele. No Hoxton fins in here kids. More retired Geography teacher hairstyles than you could shake a stick at.

Great pub. Long may it remain. And remain as it is.
terenced - 20 Feb 2017 08:32
Since my last visit. Well What a good change. The bar looks much improved.
The old carpet has been renewed with a combination of wood effect and new carpet in a interesting design. A new range of fridges. Still good ales, good staff,
polite customers, well designed TV arrangement , A new Dyson hand dryer in the mens . The new owner is trying hard, great start.
quaffer2000 - 26 Sep 2016 11:14
I met a chap recently who is hoping to buy the Claret, he is a long time customer and his intention is to keep things as they are,an admirable sentiment,he seems very enthusiastic and I was pleased with what I heard.There is a lot of competition starting in Croydon both Dark Star and Craft&Co. are opening within two or three months, Dark Star in Surrey St. and Craft&Co. at East Croydon. Every real ale pub in Croydon will have to seriously "UP" their game to see off these two!
slerpy - 31 Mar 2016 17:17

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