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Support Croydon! pub crawl, Saturday 10 September [Aug. 22nd, 2011|04:31 pm]
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Support Croydon! therealdrhyde and I have planned a pub crawl to support certain of the local businesses that were damaged and/or lost trading hours during the riots. This is happening on Saturday 10 September! Here's the list of pubs we'll be visiting, in order, starting at the Ship of Fools at 2pm:

Ship of Fools, 9-11 London Road, CR0 2RE
accessibility: step-free access to bar, most of the seating, and RADAR-locked accessible toilet; reasonable gaps between tables; no music
Old Fox and Hounds, 1 London Road, CR0 2RE
accessibility: step-free access to bar, most of the seating, and the ladies' toilet; not sure about gents'; music but not loud; some narrow places to get through
Tamworth Arms, 62 Tamworth Road, CR0 1XW
accessibility: 3 or 4 steps to get in; step-free to bar, seating area, and toilets once you're in; access to toilets is narrow though; more steps to beer garden; potential radio and/or quiet(ish) music
Green Dragon, 60 High Street, CR0 1NA
accessibility: step-free access to all areas of pub including accessible toilet; potential loud(ish) music
Royal Standard, 1 Sheldon Street, CR0 1SS
accessibility: low step (about an inch) at side entrance, larger step at front; step-free to bar, toilets, and about half of the seating once you're in; no music

Three of these were definitely affected by the riots — access to the Ship of Fools was blocked off by the council for a good few days while they were clearing up, the Old Fox and Hounds had boards up for a bit though I think they were still trading for most of it, and the Green Dragon had at least one window broken. We're finishing at the Royal Standard mainly because it's an excellent pub.

(Edit: Removed Arkwrights Wheel as it's about to turn into a shisha bar; replaced it with the Green Dragon.)

This is a public post — please feel free to link to it, and to invite people along.

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(Edit: Have updated with details of step-free access for all pubs. See RGL links for wordier versions.)

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[User Picture]From: techiebabe
2011-08-22 04:18 pm (UTC)
I can probably make do if we are moving on often enough, but do you know about the access to any of them? (Assuming the JDW is good as they almost always are).

We have an event the next day although not until afternoon so we could risk a hangover. I'll see if Mike's up for it.
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[User Picture]From: nou
2011-08-22 04:29 pm (UTC)
I hope to have access info very soon! Thanks for the reminder.
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[User Picture]From: huskyteer
2011-08-22 04:35 pm (UTC)
I'm away that weekend, but what a fab idea - well done!
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[User Picture]From: nou
2011-08-22 07:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm not kidding myself that a few extra pints sold on a Saturday will really make a measurable difference, but perhaps there will be a knock-on effect as people see how ace Croydon is and how easy it is to get here. I also plan to organise some London Road restaurant trips in the near future.
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[User Picture]From: katstevens
2011-08-22 04:48 pm (UTC)
What an excellent excuse for me to visit Croydon! :) Will try and join you at the Arkwrights or the Tamworth.
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[User Picture]From: nou
2011-08-22 07:54 pm (UTC)
Yay!
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From: pndc
2011-08-22 05:22 pm (UTC)
I may be double-booked for that weekend as there's a tentative event in my calendar already, but it does strike me as a good excuse to break my Croydon virginity. Do I need a passport to get in, and what currency do they use?
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[User Picture]From: nou
2011-08-22 07:54 pm (UTC)
Well, you can pop into the Border Agency on the way if you're not sure your papers are in order :)
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[User Picture]From: nou
2011-08-22 08:58 pm (UTC)
Especially on a Saturday, yes :(

The next Croydon adventure will probably be a trip to an Indian vegetarian restaurant, though!
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[User Picture]From: rjw1
2011-08-23 05:51 am (UTC)
ill be asleep in gore by then ;)
having watched england win in dunedin earlier
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[User Picture]From: nou
2011-08-23 12:46 pm (UTC)
Slacker.
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[User Picture]From: hoshuteki
2011-08-23 08:08 am (UTC)
Hurrah! Croydon pubcrawl!
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[User Picture]From: nou
2011-08-23 12:47 pm (UTC)
Yes, hurrah for lovely Croydon!
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[User Picture]From: kerrypolka
2011-08-23 10:26 am (UTC)
I'm giving the sermon at synagogue that morning but will aim to be there as soon as possible after that!
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[User Picture]From: nou
2011-08-23 12:47 pm (UTC)
Excellent!
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[User Picture]From: evil_mel
2011-08-23 11:52 am (UTC)
Completely unrelated comment:

One of my colleagues sent me a link to the site elitistreview that had mentions of various places in Woolwich where we work. I was surprised to see your name mentioned on it! Random comment I know...
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[User Picture]From: nou
2011-08-23 12:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes, they've used at least one of my photos.

I need to do a Woolwich adventure at some point! Feel like organising a "support Woolwich!" pub crawl?
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[User Picture]From: mcgillianaire
2011-08-24 04:59 pm (UTC)
Lovely idea! I've already got plans for the morning but I'll try and make it. Will even try to convince my friends to join along as well but Croydon is far away. I've never been there before either but the lure of booze for a good cause is always enticing.
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[User Picture]From: nou
2011-08-25 09:46 am (UTC)
Hurrah!
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[User Picture]From: squirmelia
2011-09-08 05:36 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping to come, but have been on antibiotics for the past 2 weeks and was told not to drink alcohol while taking them. They end tomorrow, which coincides with a work day out, which may involve alcohol, so I will see how I fare on that, and if all goes well, I will come to Croydon, and if not, I won't. So, basically, I'm a "maybe".
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[User Picture]From: nou
2011-09-09 10:05 am (UTC)
That's fine! Will be good to see you if you can make it.
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[User Picture]From: fluffymark
2011-09-09 02:29 pm (UTC)
I should be coming to this too, I hope! Unless I get lost on the way to Croydon.
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[User Picture]From: nou
2011-09-09 05:52 pm (UTC)
Hurrah! If you do get lost, I hope it's somewhere scenic :)
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