We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews



Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Television, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Reviews (87)
Filter reviews
85 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Traveler rating
See what travelers are saying:
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed October 19, 2020

I went few times to this pub for drinks with friends and it is really nice and cozy. There is plenty of space to seat and a really nice environment.

Date of visit: December 2019
butlerrobj, General Manager at The Spread Eagle, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2020

Many thanks for your kind comments:)

Reviewed September 10, 2020

booking is advisable to guarantee a table. had our usual burger and triple cooked fries. never disappointed here. not a full selection of ales but the bottled beers and wines are an impressive selection. when they serve a wine which should be served chilled they...serve it in a frosted glass, on a summers day when you walk back to the table and the ice is sliding down the glass you know you are getting a top quality service. ( other places I have known serve white wine in glasses still warm from the dishwasher, but never here)More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed July 26, 2020

We popped in here on the off chance last night, 25th July, as we'd arrived in town a little early for our restaurant reservation We were greeted at the door and asked for our contact details and were then shown to a table where our...drink order was taken. A couple of minutes later our drinks arrived and payment was taken (there was an option to start a tab but we only had time for one). They've got it really well set up for the Covid restrictions and we very much enjoyed our first visit to a pub in months! The service is wonderful and the staff are lovely. It's definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.More

Date of visit: July 2020
butlerrobj, General Manager at The Spread Eagle, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2020

Many thanks for such kind words. We're glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed January 4, 2020

I visited here for a pint of real ale - which there was a good selection and enjoyed sitting on one of the comfy sofas. Nice relaxing atmosphere in the pub, and the beer was good also.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed December 13, 2019 via mobile

Happened to be in cr0 central with the Mrs and after a few hours we were flagging.....I suggested we head for refreshments in the spreadeagle....slightly disappointed as no red fox but may have just missed it....had a chocolate stout glass of pink for the mrs.......After a while she said let's eat out and I said this does the classic Sunday roast so we settled on a pork and half a roast chicken.both arrived shortly and we were very happy....chicken was indeed half a small roast chicken and mine was a decent slab of pork...great roast spuds and loads of veg....all hot ,well cooked and presented... absolutely solid classic pub fayre. Finished with a glass of merlot and another pink...all in all a lovely lunch....good service and asked was all ok ? so no issues here this afternoon...typical Fuller's traditional looking pub refurbished from an old bank years ago...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

This was my first visit to The Spread Eagle pub. As a venue for drinks it is fine as it is in a good location not far from the upper end of the High Street. The food wasn't great. I had traditional fish and chips....The fish was overcooked & the batter unpleasant. My dinner partner had the beef burger & chips which looked better. Would I return? Probably just for drinks, rather than food, but we chose the venue for its convenient location.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 26, 2019

I stopped here for dinner with some colleagues, the place is quiet and the food is very good. Recommended choice for local dishes and beers.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 18, 2019 via mobile

Haven't been in here for many years, like 8 at the very least, hasn't changed much if at all decor wise however the bar staff are spot on, I was served by a barman called Ralph and we had a good chat about fullers beers...as they was selling the vintage ale in there and fullers brew a batch on a yearly basis. Plenty of choice of fullers beers on draught and bottled, nice selection of ciders, reasonable selection of spirits and a lesser selection of lagers but let's face it, why would you want a lager in a decent real ale pub? Drink prices are maybe a little higher than the other establishments nearby but you are paying for the quality of the beer in my opinion. Didn't try the food but looked ove the menu and thought there wasn't much to choose from but what I saw served up looked pretty damn good. Friendly locals/regulars as had a few conversations with random people. I had previously enquired if this place was wheelchair friendly and was told yes, am usually skeptical as have been lied to in the past, however, true to their word there is a wheelchair accessible entrance and just inside is a accessible toilet with a radar key lock which you can ask for at the bar however my partner has her own which saves waiting. Will definitely be heading here again next time I am up.More

Date of visit: July 2019
butlerrobj, Manager at The Spread Eagle, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2019

Hi, Thank you for your time to give us feedback :) Hopefully we will see you soon!

Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for a few cheeky beers back in 2017. We remembered the pub fondly and decided to pop in whilst we were visiting LDN again. Well we was very happy to have popped in. The pub hasn't changed which was...nice to see and the staff as ever were welcoming and a good selection of real ales on tap. Highly recommend if you enjoyable the ales. We will certainly be visiting again whenever we are back in LDN.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 22, 2019

if you are looking for a swift pint in the heart of the town centre then you could do worse. The Spread Eagle does reasonably prices pub grub and the staff are fairly friendly. Great place for a quiet lunch if you are looking to...stay out of the way of the lunch time crowd. Not ideal for hot drinks though, but hot drinks, although they serve coffee, peppermint and if you are very lucky something with ginger.More

Date of visit: May 2019
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Holiday Inn Express London Croydon
1,003 reviews
.14 miles away
OYO Flexistay Tulsi Aparthotel
37 reviews
.27 miles away
Jurys Inn London Croydon
2,802 reviews
.29 miles away
OYO Lansdowne Hotel
330 reviews
.30 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Clocktower Cafe
67 reviews
.02 miles away
Turtle Bay
452 reviews
.03 miles away
Green Dragon
115 reviews
.05 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Museum Of Croydon
118 reviews
.07 miles away
Croydon Minster
47 reviews
.23 miles away
6 reviews
.06 miles away
Fairfield Halls
182 reviews
.18 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
May 12, 2019|
Response from Spread E | Property representative |
Yes, we have an accessible toilet on the ground floor.
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing