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Poll: How do you rate The Alma? (18 member(s) have cast votes)

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  1. Excellent (9 votes [50.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  2. Good (4 votes [22.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.22%

  3. Average (4 votes [22.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.22%

  4. Poor (1 votes [5.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

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#31 Elmo

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 11:40 AM

fair comment.
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#32 Nanazola

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 12:01 PM

Much as I want to like the Alma, I know what Gekko means. mike73 sums it up for me with his rather spiky defence of how friendly the clientele are. It's great for live music but not my first choice for a relaxed drink. But they probably don't want customers like me either, with my fancy Clapham ways.

#33 Elmo

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 11:34 AM

Jerk chicken here smells like sunshine. I crumbled.
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Posted 18 May 2009 - 04:17 PM

Elmo, its great isnt it you can now get Jerk chicken throughout the day on Saturdays :) YUM!

Went to the Eurovision party on Sat was great!

The alma's website is great for keeping up to date on whats going on and you can join the mailing list and they will let ou know - there have really been some great events this year :)

#35 alexpilk

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 06:00 PM

Great pub. Almost certainly the best pub on the triangle, now.


Could not agree more...

#36 Norwood lad

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 08:35 AM

Could not agree more...



Really enjoying the pub , especially in the sun with the jerk chicken but who thought it good idea to replace the nice green wooden fence/gate to the large metal mesh that now makes it look like a prison yard especially with all the tarmac and lack of greenery in the garden.

The Alma could have a really good beer garden but the new gates are step back in my opinion.

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 01:59 PM

Really enjoying the pub , especially in the sun with the jerk chicken but who thought it good idea to replace the nice green wooden fence/gate to the large metal mesh that now makes it look like a prison yard especially with all the tarmac and lack of greenery in the garden.

The Alma could have a really good beer garden but the new gates are step back in my opinion.



I heard these are only a temporary measure.
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#38 alma

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 04:41 PM

The gates are a temporary measure.

The nice old wooden ones rotted and came off their hinges!

A local ironmonger is adding the finishing touches to our bespoke organic botanical inspired design as we speak. The deadline was supposed to be last Sunday but you can't rush genius! ;)

For the Crystal Palace Festival this Saturday 25th July we have a full market and BBQ in the garden plus FREE GOODY BAGS for kids containing toys donated by Nickleodean (while stocks last)

Plus

1pm - 3pm The Croydon's Got Talent Crystal Palace heats!!! Croydon Enterprise

12 acts from the sublime to the ridculous vie for the approval of four esteemed judges.

9pm The Vince Dunn Jazz Quartet. The drummer extraordinaire is back with his jazz band.
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#39 alma

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 12:41 AM

The new website for The Alma is now online and working!

Check it out...

www.thealmapub.com

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#40 ChewderOde

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 10:27 AM

whats with the daft metal dog on the speaker thing? havent been in for a bit - looks a bit of a mess inside these days - shame, used to like it in there

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 05:56 PM

whats with the daft metal dog on the speaker thing? havent been in for a bit - looks a bit of a mess inside these days - shame, used to like it in there


I quite like the metal dog sculpture, it makes me smile as I saunter past.

#42 rennie

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 02:43 PM

Will the Alma show the football on Sunday?

#43 Elmo

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:17 PM

I think so.
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Posted 30 March 2010 - 07:37 PM

whats with the daft metal dog on the speaker thing? havent been in for a bit - looks a bit of a mess inside these days - shame, used to like it in there


The daft metal dog is a fantastic scuplture ChewderOde and really eye catching. As for the pub, I love it although it's not one we often frequent. But when we do we always have a great time - even ended up playing pool during the last visit. It has a very laid back and local vibe on quite a different level to the White Hart and Westow House. Takes me back to the pubs of my misspent youth. If I drank afterwork it would definitely be my local.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 02:09 PM

I love (LOVE) this pub, but I wish they would sort out their drains.

Agree with the sentiment earlier on this thread about cliquey clientele. Though you should give it another go, you get used to it. Now I find it the most friendly atmosphere in CP pubs...apart from the Railway Bell. And not full of the 'beautiful jus and coulis people' types that frequent the White Hart and Westow House.