A month into lockdown and things might be getting a little bit stale. Luckily, some Croydon pubs have embraced strict lockdown rules and are keeping locals happy through creative measures. Pubs across Croydon have begun doing food takeaway, beer and wine deliveries, online pub quizzes, movie screenings, and music events. One pub has even converted itself into a grocery delivery service whilst others are preparing meals for locals and the NHS.
Everybody missing the atmosphere of a traditional British pub can drop by The Oval in Addiscombe West to pick up a warm Sunday Roast and The Shortlands Tavern in Bromley are doing their classic pub food menu on delivery.
Those missing out on good pie and mash, Cockney’s of London in East Croydon are currently open for takeaway (but they’ve run out of mash!). Instead of mash, they’re offering pie and liquor!
If you’re missing popping out for a delicious brunch, Fat Boys Cafe in Croydon are delivering breakfast as well as all your American diner favourites!
For our vegan pub lovers, Joe Lounge in Crystal Palace are now locally delivering vegan tapas (+you can include a bottle of wine with your delivery!)
Beer & wine delivery
For those yet to tire of beer drinking Signal Brewery in Broad Green is offering local beer deliveries and Gipsy Hill Brew’s online shop in Sydenham is still open for ordering and delivery across Croydon.
Online pub quizzes & events
If you’re not yet fed up with cooking and not a big fan of boozing during quarantine, these pubs have stayed open digitally to keep you entertained. The Albert Tavern in Norwood Junction have rebranded as The Lock Inn, a virtual pub, hosting bingo and pub quiz nights to fundraise for charities providing relief.
Others have taken to what they know best— music event hosting. The Railway Tavern in Tulse Hill have been using their page to live stream music sessions. (There are also currently crowdfunding their rent bill, so if you want to help, you can find more information on their Facebook page.) Similarly, Fellowship and Star in Bromley are hosting online karaoke nights and ticketed movie screenings!