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The Builders Arms

$$ - $$$, British,
65 Leslie Park Road, Croydon CR0 6TP, England
+44 20 8654 1803
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“sunday roast” (4 reviews)
“pie” (2 reviews)
“cake” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
65 Leslie Park Road, Croydon CR0 6TP, England
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Reviewed yesterday 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

1  Thank chris m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

The Builders has been our local for the last 20 odd years and always great. This week, held a surprise birthday party for my wife here and the team were brilliant. Reserved the rear of the pub for a Sunday afternoon, which was fantastic as...More

Thank mattbandc
BuildersA, General Manager at The Builders Arms, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2017

Hi Matt Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your time with us at the Builders Arms. We are Truly blessed that you decided to celebrate such a special occasion with us and hope to see you using the pub for...More

Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

We were out with family and friends for my birthday and I was very happy with the service and they were very helpful and friendly. I will be very happy to go back.More

Thank Debcon110878
BuildersA, General Manager at The Builders Arms, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2017

Hi Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your visit to the Builders Arms and your kind words, it is fully appreciated by myself and my team. We are extremely pleased that you decided to celebrate your birthday here with us....More

Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

Ok so the three of us arrived on a rainy evening, it wasn't busy, and the staff were very friendly, we had two steak and kidney pies and a fish and chips, all were ok although mash was warm, onion rings and garlic bread likewise...More

1  Thank chefbynite
BuildersA, General Manager at The Builders Arms, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit at the Builders Arms. I must apologise that your experience was not what you or myself wished for and that you feel like you are not sure if you would return. Please let me assure...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $16
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
Bar scene, Large groups
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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