Pubs in Croydon
Posted 17 March 2006 - 06:14 AM
Posted 30 March 2006 - 01:07 PM
I used to go to Croydon quite a bit in the early 80's. I remember the Tavern on the Town! I also remember going to a pub called the Kings Cellers in George St. There was another one that backed onto Surrey St, cant remember the name now, but I had my 21st birthday party there! You had to go through an alley to get to it, I remember the name now, The Horn and Trumpet! We also used to go to the Star and see bands. And of course the Ship and Swan and Sugar Loaf! Happy days.
Posted 30 March 2006 - 03:41 PM
Like most of the pubs and clubs that I used to visit in Croydon they are either closed down or have a different name. The central point of Croydon seems to have moved form where the Blue Orchid was to where Yates is now.
Progress I suppose.!
Posted 31 March 2006 - 12:24 PM
... and upstairs, I think, fromthe Tavern inthe Town, was once the Greyhound. We used to go there and see punk bands. Saw 999 and The Damned there. Ive still got a punk scrap book with flyers I kept. They closed it down because the floor was giving way due to the pogoing!!
Posted 01 April 2006 - 07:48 AM
Apart from the pubs does any one remember the Locarno, in Streatham, which eventually changed it's name to The Cat's whiskers, the Croydon Suite, the Cherry orchid at purley. I saw a lot of groups at the Locarno, especially the Who, I saw them live at the Wimbledon Palace as well, smashing up all of their equipment. They were the places I loved to go with all of my friends to dance, and of course checking out all of the people faces when they were giving someone a good look to check them out. oh they were the good old days. There was another night club at Croydon as well, but I can not think of it at present can any one else.
Posted 22 November 2006 - 12:48 AM
Fairfield Hall Croydon - Supremes & many others
???? Croydon - Ossibesa
Posted 26 November 2006 - 01:40 AM
Posted 27 November 2006 - 02:27 PM
I also remember going to a pub called the Kings Cellers in George St
Maybe I am getting too old and my mind is playing tricks with me, but wasn't the Kings Cellars in Park Street? Many a night I spent there with the love of my life(well, I was only 17 at the time!) smooching over the sounds of the Commodores. Funnily enough I actually met her in the Tavern in the Town which is how this thread stared when we were both 16.
Other pubs I remember were the Horn and Trumpet and the Cartoon.
Posted 02 December 2006 - 10:23 AM
Posted 02 December 2006 - 11:04 PM
Apart from the pubs does any one remember the Locarno, in Streatham, which eventually changed it's name to The Cat's whiskers,
Apparently, the Locarno was one of THE London nightspots in the 40's and 50's. I'm not sure when it became the Cat's Whiskers, but sometime in the early 80's it changed its name to The Studio. It's been through a number of name changes since then and for the last 10 years or so, it has been Caesars. By all accounts, it's a bit of a dive.
Posted 22 January 2008 - 10:06 AM
Posted 22 January 2008 - 11:19 AM
Does anyone remember Peppermint Park it was the other side of St Georges walk from the Blue Orchid . I saw Sigue Sigue Sputnik there in the 80's who were evil they gobbed on my mate who took offense & threw his plastic pint with drink at the lead singers face. This didnt go down to welll & we had an allmighty scrap with the bouncers whilst they screamed on.
Posted 22 January 2008 - 07:11 PM
The King's Cellars had a few names (I worked above it in Nestle and can't for the life of me remember any of them) but I don't think Snifters was one of them - I think Snifters wine bar was a few doors south from The Ship (another haunt!).
Posted 22 January 2008 - 11:56 PM
Posted 23 January 2008 - 06:41 PM
Edited by Nork1, 23 January 2008 - 06:46 PM.