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[[Category Young's|Young's]] pub in [[Locale Croydon|Croydon]], in the [[Category Good Beer Guide|Good Beer Guide]]. It's situated right on [[Surrey Street Market]], and during the day the market traders' shouts of "pound a bowl" can be heard from inside the pub.
[[Category Young's|Young's]] pub on Surrey Street in [[Locale Croydon|Croydon]], in the [[Category Good Beer Guide|Good Beer Guide]].
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The main bar area at the front has standing room and bar stools both at the bar and at high tables by the front window. Another area to the right of the bar <small>[https://www.flickr.com/photos/rjw1/18063448173/ photo]</small> has tables and chairs as well as banquette seating. There's another small alcove-like room at the back <small>[https://www.flickr.com/photos/rjw1/18063436333/ photo]</small>, and a bookable function room upstairs. The walls are half-panelled, and the floorboards are bare. There's a large beer garden out the back with its own bar, BBQ station, and L-shaped booths <small>[https://www.flickr.com/photos/rjw1/18496375470/ photo]</small>.
It's very traditional (in a real way, not in a fake way), and has a large beer garden out the back. It's situated right on [[Surrey Street Market]], and during the day the market traders' shouts of "pound a bowl" can be heard from inside the pub.
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The main bar area at the front has standing room and bar stools both at the bar and at high tables by the front window. The floorboards here are bare, while another area to the right of the bar has large patterned rugs on the floor and a leather chair in the corner. There's another small alcove-like room at the back, and a bookable function room upstairs. Tables and chairs are dark wood, and the walls are half-panelled.

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They usually have three real ales on: Young's Bitter (&pound;3.50/pint in June 2015), Young's Special (&pound;3.65/pint on June 2015), and one other (Young's Waggle Dance in June 2011, Young's Winter Warmer in February 2012 and January 2013, and Truman's Lazarus in June 2015|).
On [[Kake]]'s July 2011 visit, the real ales available were Young's Bitter, Young's Special, and Waggle Dance (&pound;1.65/half). There were three or four people in at 3pm on a Monday. On another visit in February 2012, the ales included Winter Warmer (&pound;3.45/pint), and the place was quite full at a little before 6pm, with drinkers lining the bar and only one or two free tables. No music was playing on either of these visits, though there is a jukebox which is sometimes in action. By January 2013, however, Winter Warmer was &pound;3.60 a pint and the pub almost empty on a weekday evening. Let's hope this was just a one-off abberation.
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On [[Kake]]'s July 2011 visit, there were three or four people in at 3pm on a Monday. On another visit in February 2012, the place was quite full at a little before 6pm, with drinkers lining the bar and only one or two free tables. No music was playing on either of these visits, though there is a jukebox which is sometimes in action. On a weekday evening in January 2013, the pub was almost empty.
According to their website as of October 2013, food is served noon-2:30pm and 5pm-8pm on weekdays, and noon-5pm on weekends <small>[http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjw1/10379813513/sizes/l photo of Sunday menu as of the same month]</small>.
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According to their website as of June 2015, food is served noon-2:30pm and 6pm-8pm Mon-Thu, noon-9pm Fri, noon-8pm Sat, and noon-5pm Sun <small>[http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjw1/10379813513/sizes/l photo of Sunday menu from October 2013]</small>.

On a June 2015 visit [[bob]] and [[Martin]] had the pulled pork bun (&pound;6.25) <small>[https://www.flickr.com/photos/rjw1/18063478093 photo]</small>, the smoked beef brisket bun (&pound;6.50) <small>[https://www.flickr.com/photos/rjw1/18686477061/ photo]</small>, and two portions of "rustic fries" (&pound;3) <small>[https://www.flickr.com/photos/rjw1/18657842446 photo]</small>. The BBQ meat was very good, and the brisket was the best of them.

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[[Kake]]'s verdict: Previously quite traditional (in a real way, not a fake way), refurbishments over the years have brought it a little more upmarket, but it's not overly gentrified and still one of my favourite pubs in London.
On a June 2015 visit [[bob]] and [[Martin]] had the pulled pork bun(6.25)<small>[https://www.flickr.com/photos/rjw1/18063478093 photo]</small> and the smoked beef brisket bun(6.50)<small>[https://www.flickr.com/photos/rjw1/18686477061/ photo]</small> and 2 portions of "rustic fries"(3)<small>[https://www.flickr.com/photos/rjw1/18657842446 photo]</small>. The bbqed meat was very good and the brisket is the best of them. The beers available were Young's Bitter(3.50), Young's Special(3.65) and Truman's Lazarus.
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* [http://fancyapint.com/pub/2133 Fancyapint review]
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* [http://fancyapint.com/pub/2133 Fancyapint review]
* [http://whatpub.com/pubs/CRO/11539/ WhatPub entry]
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<div class="last_verified">Last visited by [[bob]] and [[Martin]], June 2015. Opening hours taken from the Ram Pub Company website, June 2015.</div>
<div class="last_verified">Last visited by [[bob]] and [[Martin]], June 2015. Opening hours taken from the Young's website, October 2013.</div>
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Young's pub on Surrey Street in Croydon, in the Good Beer Guide.

It's very traditional (in a real way, not in a fake way), and has a large beer garden out the back. It's situated right on Surrey Street Market, and during the day the market traders' shouts of "pound a bowl" can be heard from inside the pub.

The main bar area at the front has standing room and bar stools both at the bar and at high tables by the front window. The floorboards here are bare, while another area to the right of the bar has large patterned rugs on the floor and a leather chair in the corner. There's another small alcove-like room at the back, and a bookable function room upstairs. Tables and chairs are dark wood, and the walls are half-panelled.

The windows all along the front of the pub have ornate stained-glass insets photo depicting the heads of a ram, a horse, a dog, and a bull. The ram must be a reference to Young's, while the dog and bull are obviously references to the name of the pub; the horse may signify the dray horses that were once used to deliver beer.

On Kake's July 2011 visit, the real ales available were Young's Bitter, Young's Special, and Waggle Dance (£1.65/half). There were three or four people in at 3pm on a Monday. On another visit in February 2012, the ales included Winter Warmer (£3.45/pint), and the place was quite full at a little before 6pm, with drinkers lining the bar and only one or two free tables. No music was playing on either of these visits, though there is a jukebox which is sometimes in action. By January 2013, however, Winter Warmer was £3.60 a pint and the pub almost empty on a weekday evening. Let's hope this was just a one-off abberation.

According to their website as of October 2013, food is served noon-2:30pm and 5pm-8pm on weekdays, and noon-5pm on weekends photo of Sunday menu as of the same month.

Signs spotted in July 2011 advertised a quiz night every Tuesday from 8pm, and a function room with wifi and plasma screen.

On a June 2015 visit bob and Martin had the pulled pork bun(6.25)photo and the smoked beef brisket bun(6.50)photo and 2 portions of "rustic fries"(3)photo. The bbqed meat was very good and the brisket is the best of them. The beers available were Young's Bitter(3.50), Young's Special(3.65) and Truman's Lazarus.

Accessibility: A step to get in, and the doorway is quite narrow. The men's loo is on the ground floor, but the ladies' is up a narrow, curving staircase.

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Last visited by bob and Martin, June 2015. Opening hours taken from the Young's website, October 2013.

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