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The Spread Eagle

$$ - $$$, British,
39-41 Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX, England
+44 20 8781 1134
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good52%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pies” (9 reviews)
“steak pie” (3 reviews)
“the pub” (7 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
39-41 Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice pub with good beer choice in Croydon. Good meeting point as well with lot of space. Some craft beers as well.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank matjazbostar
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you're a fan of pies, this place is a must! Great pies, even better gravy! There was a delay on part of our order, but the apology was immediate and the freely offered drinks on the house while we waited was a much appreciated...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank H6455OOsues
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Popped into the Spread Eagle with a US visitor for pint and tried a Pie n Ale taster plate this consisted of 3 ales and 3 mini pies for about £14 This was just a taster mid afternoon, shared by 3 but would have been...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ianwilky73
Reviewed October 28, 2018

I only came here for a drink with a friend, it was ok, im not in a hurry to go back there again, it is airy.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Jayne p
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Great venue—just busy enough for a good atmosphere at weekends, but not to mobbed. Big sporting events are shown, but not for the faint-hearted as then it is uncomfortably packed. But so, to be fair, are all the bars at that time. Food is excellent.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DP P
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Spread Eagle - delicious pies, crisp chips and fresh vegetables. Fast, friendly service.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JennyGlos
Reviewed June 15, 2018

popped in here to have a couple of drinks with the wife as in doing a bit of shopping.......my favourite bar in croydon as standards are usually good.... went in and found a high table and proceeded to the bar with the better half looking...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank uppershirleyeagle
Spread E, General Manager at The Spread Eagle, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2018

Hi UpperShirleyEagle, Many thanks for taking the time to post your comments. Unfortunately we do not have the space behind the bar to have individual glasses for each product. We have 14 different gins and we keep updating them regularly, plus 64 other spirits. We...More

Reviewed June 10, 2018

Plenty of space to rattle around here, especially on a Sunday afternoon. There are distinct seating areas many with leather backed benches in the wall which makes for a good old slouch. They seem to do food (like most pubs these days) but I just...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Paul C
Spread E, General Manager at The Spread Eagle, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2018

Cheers for the review Paul C, you'll have to come back for the food, the pies are excellent:)

Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Well I say that but unfortunately they had no food left ... first we ordered the tasting board they had ran out , then one of the party asked for a burger , the lovely waitress came over to inform they had no buns for...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank afinnetty
Spread E, General Manager at The Spread Eagle, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2018

Hi Afinnetty, Sorry we didn't have the 3 products you requested. We were let down by our regular bakery that bank holiday Monday who left us short on buns. We do pride ourselves on our pies because they are made fresh every day, unfortunately this...More

Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

A rare 5 from me. I just couldnt fault it. A proper (Fullers) pub. Great choice of real ales and beers. Proper pub environment. I had ESB which was a beautifully kept, clear, tasty ale. I had fancied a fish pie but was distracted by...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank jrapeter
Spread E, General Manager at The Spread Eagle, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2018

Cheers for the review jrapeter. Always nice to hear when someone has enjoyed their visit. Come back soon:)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Television, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39-41 Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Croydon
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8781 1134
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