The Skylark, South End, Croydon

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The Skylark is a Wetherspoons* pub in South Croydon, London.

Where is it?

South Croydon. Essentially it's on Croydon High Street, but technically speaking it's called 'South End' by the time you actually reach the place. If you're coming along from South Croydon station, it's on the left - if from East/West Croydon, it's on the right.

It's a place for a quiet pint. There's no music, and plenty of space. Generally an old blokes' pub, you're guaranteed a seat lunchtimes, and there's still space come the evening.

Downstairs is the main bar, three fruit machines, tables but also booths with bookshelves featuring antiquated and obscure volumes. There's also a small, paved beer garden* leading off from the far right-hand corner of the large room. Upstairs is essentially a room the same size, built around a large cirular balcony overlooking the floor below. This floor also houses the toilets, a rarely-used bar, and another fruit machine.

Show me the money

As you'd expect from a Wetherspoons, prices are around 60% cheaper than the surrounding pubs.

The Fare

Ales and Bitters

Directors, Spitfire, Abbotts and a variety of guest beers, often including Bombardier, Old Speckled Hen and Exmoor Beast.


Stella Artois, Fosters and occasionally Kronenbourg and Carling.

Other drinks

Guinness, both regular and cold; a selection of doubles, bottled beers, alcopops (they seem particularly fond of Red Square) and cocktails available in pitchers.

Monday Club

Drinks tend to be around a third cheaper than usual.


...can take quite some time to arrive. Unless you have time to spare, you're best off going for some chips. That or ordering crisps from the bar.

In addition to which...

It's close to curry houses, chinese restaurants, a japanese restaurant, and a laundrette should matters really take a turn for the worse.

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