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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.
||Good Beer Guide pub on Surrey Street in Croydon. Very traditional (in a real way, not in a fake way). Has a large beer garden out the back.
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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>.
Evening meals finish at 8pm.
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The windows all along the front of the pub have ornate stained-glass insets <small>[http://www.flickr.com/photos/erichands/7112014523/lightbox/ photo]</small> 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.
They usually have three real ales on: Young's Bitter (£3.50/pint in June 2015), Young's Special (£3.65/pint in June 2015), and one other (those we've seen include Young's Waggle Dance, Young's Winter Warmer, Truman's Lazarus, and Young's Wooden Spoon charity ale).
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 2015, food is served noon-2:30pm and 6pm-8pm Mon-Thu, noon-9pm Fri, noon-8pm Sat, and noon-5pm Sun. They do pizzas <small>[https://www.flickr.com/photos/kake_pugh/21944628261/ photo of menu in Oct 2015]</small> as well as BBQ items <small>[https://www.flickr.com/photos/kake_pugh/21312156624/ photo of menu in Oct 2015]</small> and Sunday roasts <small>[http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjw1/10379813513/ photo of menu in Oct 2013]</small>.
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>, the smoked beef brisket bun (£6.50) <small>[https://www.flickr.com/photos/rjw1/18686477061/ photo]</small>, and two portions of "rustic fries" (£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. In October 2015, [[Kake]]'s vegetarian pizza (£8.50 for 9") <small>[https://www.flickr.com/photos/kake_pugh/21746801780/ photo]</small> was fine if not overly exciting.
Signs spotted in July 2011 advertised a quiz night every Tuesday from 8pm, and a function room with wifi and plasma screen.
[[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.
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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* [http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubreviews/54142/ Pubs Galore comments]
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* [http://whatpub.com/pubs/CRO/11539/ WhatPub entry]
* [http://fancyapint.com/pubs/pub2133.html Fancyapint review]
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<div class="last_verified">Last visited by [[Kake]] and friends, October 2015. Opening hours taken from the Ram Pub Company website, October 2015.</div>
<div class="last_verified">Last visited by [[Kake]] or [[Bob]] or someone like that, some time in 2006.</div>
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category='Beer Gardens,Food Served Evenings,Food Served Lunchtimes,Good Beer Guide,Good Beer Guide 2007,Good Beer Guide 2008,Good Beer Guide 2009,Pubs,Real Ale,Smoking Area'
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hours_text='noon-11pm Mon-Thu; noon-11:30pm Fri; 11am-11pm Sat; noon-10:30pm Sun'
hours_text='11am-11pm Mon-Wed; 11am-midnight Thu-Fri; 11am-12:30am Sat; noon-10:30pm Sun'
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opening_hours_text='noon-11pm Mon-Thu; noon-11:30pm Fri; 11am-11pm Sat; noon-10:30pm Sun'
phone='020 8667 9718'
opening_hours_text='11am-11pm Mon-Wed; 11am-midnight Thu-Fri; 11am-12:30am Sat; noon-10:30pm Sun'
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summary='Good Beer Guide pub on Surrey Street market.'
summary='Young's pub on Surrey Street market in Croydon, in the Good Beer Guide.'
|summary='Good Beer Guide pub on Surrey Street market.' website='https://dogandbullcroydon.co.uk/'|
Good Beer Guide pub on Surrey Street in Croydon. Very traditional (in a real way, not in a fake way). Has a large beer garden out the back.
Evening meals finish at 8pm.
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