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The Builders Arms

$$ - $$$, British,
65 Leslie Park Road, Croydon CR0 6TP, England
+44 20 8654 1803
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“sunday roast” (4 reviews)
“pie” (2 reviews)
“burger” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
65 Leslie Park Road, Croydon CR0 6TP, England
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1 - 10 of 59 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

How nice to see a real pub in a residential area that hasn’t been ‘improved’. Great atmosphere, different areas to sit in which are all beautifully furnished, really friendly staff, good choice of food. Lovely garden at the back.

Thank Mandy C
Reviewed yesterday

Well-established Fuller's local handily placed in the suburbia of Croydon, and just an easy 15-minute walk from East Croydon station. Lot bigger than it looks from outside. Stretches through various iterations of bar and lounge with a large garden area at the back. We visited...More

Thank ElmParkRoyal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve visited twice and love this place, friendly team good garden for the sun and separate areas inside to keep everyone friendly, bar team always seem happy and know what the regulars drink. Not ate here yet but the food I saw looked good and...More

Thank Frank_Cool80
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Yeah don’t bother, bad potatoes, no carrots even though advertised on the menu. Super thick gravy, chewy beef not well cooked, but not the worse Iv had. Red cabbages tasted like it was cooked in sambuca. Over priced for what you had. Pub was nothing...More

3  Thank chris m
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Three of us went in on Saturday for lunch and it was the best burger I have had for a very long time!! Very nice service and a lovely and quiet beer garden at the rear.

Thank JPLord
Reviewed April 21, 2018

We are local to the builders and loved it, then the landlord changed and it went really downhill... there is now a new landlord and we adore this pub! The staff are very friendly, I took my new baby and the landlord made a big...More

1  Thank Claire C
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Found this little gem of a pub. Great beer and tasty food. Well worth a visit.Has a beer garden if you visit on a sunny day.

Thank Dave G
Reviewed March 21, 2018

Hadn't been for ages and not much has changed. The beer (I had London Pride) was good and prices were tolerable.

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Went for Sunday roast and was not disappointed. The service was speedy, the food was great (and ample!) and the staff were super friendly. Even got a bit of banter going. Will be going again!

1  Thank Ellie P
Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

The pub itself is great. I had the sticky toffee pudding with salted caramel ice cream for pudding. The taste was vile. The ice cream was so salty that I actually was sick 3 times within 5 mins of eating it. I brought this to...More

Thank Richard P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $15
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Leslie Park Road, Croydon CR0 6TP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Croydon
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8654 1803
  • E-mail
The Builder's Arms is a traditional local pub, serving up a warm, friendly welcome as well as great food and beer. The relaxed atmosphere and a beautiful beer garden makes it the perfect spot for a quiet pint, while on Sunday it's the best pub in Croydon for a roast!
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