The Dog & Bull – Croydon
Winner of the 2016 C.A.M.R.A Croydon Pub of the Year, The Dog & Bull dates from 1431, it could even be older as parts of the old Palace south of Surrey Street date from the 12th century.
Royal permission to grant a market was given in 1276 when the Dog and Bull was called the Bell. Even then the site has always been in the thick of things, standing in the busy market street. The land at the back of the pub was originally the village pound where stray animals were kept- possibly belonging to inmates of the jail that stood in Surrey Street.
Now the Dog & Bull offers everything from food and drink, to music, entertainment, sport, to a place to meet friends, broker deals, swap gossip, pray, love, contemplate, procrastinate, study, and chill out.
From their cosy function room/cinema, to their fantastic huge island bar and dining area, and outside to the spacious and relaxing beer garden, from head to toe and top to bottom the team at the Dog & Bull believe they have the combinations that make them the very best public house in all of Croydon.
Tucked away in the large beer garden are booths which all have T.V’s and heaters in them plus an outside bar, BBQ and a pizzeria serving Barrel & Stone stonebaked pizzas.