Croydon & Sutton

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale


Here is the latest news from our branch area (and sometimes from further afield!).

  • Anspach & Hobday to open site in Croydon Thursday 16 January 2020

    Anspach & Hobday of Bermondsey are in the process of opening a site in Croydon, near Signal Brewery (short walk from Therapia Lane tram stop). The brewery is expected to open in early 2020 and the tap room later this year. Picture courtesy of Anspach & Hobday.

    Anspach & Hobday 2

  • Glamorgan, Cherry Orchard Road Wednesday 15 January 2020

    Local CAMRA members are strongly encouraged to support this campaign.

    There will be a social event at the Oval Tavern, Oval Road, Croydon on Monday 2 December at 7pm (all welcome) and the next open meeting is on Wednesday 15 January 2020 at 7pm in the town hall.

    UPDATE 15/01/2020: A further meeting took place at Croydon Town Hall on 15 January. We continued to discuss a possible way forward and most importantly we are looking to keep a high profile to keep pressure on the owners, who continue to be completely intransigent.

    Although in the past the owners have responded (but have failed to answer any of our 18 questions), now they are ignoring us totally. It is very clear that they have no knowledge of, or respect for, the local community and do not have even a basic understanding of pub culture.

    Given the ongoing concerns about the damage to the View, South Croydon, (please see Croydon Advertiser article: Croydon Advertiser article: The View, South Croydon) we continue to liaise with the planning department pointing out our concerns about the owners' guardianship of the property.

    Interested parties are progressing initial enquiries with regard to a valuation of the pub.

    A Facebook page has been set up Save the Glamorgan Facebook page.

    The group is also on Twitter:

    From this: to this...

    The Glamorgan, now boarded up, future uncertain. Lead removed from top of roof.

    Croydon planning register: Croydon Planning Register - Simple Search

  • Broad Green Tavern reopens Thursday 21 November 2019

    The Broad Green Tavern has reopened - currently Doom Bar is available and there are plans for the return of live music to this pub which was once a renowned music venue from the 1940's onwards. Jimi Hendrix played here in 1967.

    Broad Green Tavern

  • Antic to open pub in Norbury Thursday 14 November 2019

    Antic Pubs will be opening a new pub in Norbury - in Norbury Mews: "it is definitely for real this time" say Antic. (picture courtesy of Antic). Completion date not yet stated.

    New Antic pub Norbury twitter pic