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Address: 39-41 Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8781 1134
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Excellent Food, Great Beer....

This pub is part of the Fullers Ale and Pie offering. Fullers products are not the cheapest in the pub market but they are of good quality. And so it proved to be at the Spread... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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HOVE
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67 reviews 67 reviews
7 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This pub is part of the Fullers Ale and Pie offering. Fullers products are not the cheapest in the pub market but they are of good quality. And so it proved to be at the Spread Eagle, which is a large pub near the main shopping area in Croydon. The bar is spacious, and the staff were both friendly and... More 

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Spread E, General Manager at The Spread Eagle Pub & Theatre, responded to this review

Hi HoveEagle, We're glad you liked the pub, and look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is a real London Pub, and being a Croydon Boy (now 51) who’s family still live in Croydon, this is a must visit for me every time I visit home. When I grew up, this was a NatWest Bank, but times have changed. The food here is great pub food, the Cider is fantastic and on my own (they... More 

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Spread E, General Manager at The Spread Eagle Pub & Theatre, responded to this review

Hi John, Thanks for the TripAdvisor review. Its always nice to hear when people have enjoyed the pub, especially when they have travelled a bit to get here. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you're in Croydon. More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

I went here for lunch on my birthday and it was great. The staff were friendly, the food served quickly and it was very tasty. I definitely recommend the food, pies are their speciality!

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Spread E, General Manager at The Spread Eagle Pub & Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Mary. Thanks for writing a review for us. Its lovely to hear people's feedback, especially when its as positive as yours. Really glad you enjoyed your meal and hope the rest of your birthday was equally special. More 

Chennai (Madras), India
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

During my stay at Croydon, I visited this pub twice. A good selection of beers available and choosing was made easier by the friendly barman who was happy allowing us to sample beers before making up our mind. On the first night, there was a quiz being conducted and added to the ambience! No disturbance though. Was disappointed in not... More 

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Spread E, General Manager at The Spread Eagle Pub & Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Chennai, Really glad you managed to visit us not once, but twice. Many thanks for taking the time to write a review and hopefully you'll come back for another visit. Some many more pies and beers to try!! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A very welcoming pub for all - we were there on a Friday night and the locals were having an excellent time and were very nice to us Yanks. This is a Fuller's pub, so they primarily serve the Fuller's ales and it's hard to go wrong with a delicious London Pride. You order and pay for drinks and food... More 

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Spread E, General Manager at The Spread Eagle Pub & Theatre, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking to time to write a review for us. Really glad you enjoyed both your pies and your ales. More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We passed this place every day going into London and when we stopped in it was pretty cool! Old wood bar with a ton of tap beers! The food was ok....

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Spread E, General Manager at The Spread Eagle Pub & Theatre, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review for us on TripAdvisor, we get called many things but I think this is the first time we've been called a little cool! Really hope you enjoyed your stay in London, and hopefully you'll be back soon:) More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The Spread Eagle is a nicely presented, welcoming pub in the centre of Croydon with its own theatre, upstairs, presenting a varied programme of entertainment. Didn't eat there, but the food looked excellent and reasonably priced.

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Spread E, General Manager at The Spread Eagle Pub & Theatre, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. Its always nice to know we've made someone happy. Make sure you check out the Old Joint Stock in Birmingham also with its own theatre. More 

Canada
Top Contributor
477 reviews 477 reviews
219 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The food was good here as well as the service. It was early for dinner (or late for lunch depending on your view), so there were very few people there. Server was very helpful and friendly giving me samples of the various beers on tap to decide which one I would like.

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Spread E, Assistant Manager at The Spread Eagle Pub & Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our pub on TripAdvisor. I'm glad that you enjoyed you're experience at the Spread Eagle, we always strive to give our customers a friendly and enjoyable experience. I hope that you'll visit us again soon. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Having been at the pub for the start of the Premier League season, I was disappointed by the manager's response to the latest review. The dismissive reference to 'talking heads' shows a lack of appreciation for football fans. We like our punditry, build up and interviews. Yes, there were other sports on but people very quickly figured out what room/tv... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We went to the Pub to watch our game and arrived about 30 minutes before the start. We were told to go upstairs to watch football but cricket was on there. The staff refused to change the channel to allow us to watch pre-game build up. We asked repeatedly but they continued refusing, even when the upstairs area got full... More 

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Spread E, General Manager at The Spread Eagle Pub & Theatre, responded to this review

Hello Roselena, I am sorry you were disappointed with your recent visit to The Spread Eagle. Our policy at the pub is to show live sport wherever we can, rather than talking heads. Unfortunately this means that we will disappoint some people some of the time, but we do try our best to keep as many people happy as we... More 

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