The Surrey Cricketers
23 West Street
Phone- 0208 288 1781
We held my father's post funeral drink and buffet in the Surrey Cricketers yesterday. I was more than pleased with the catering and ambiance.
The pub is one of the few traditional pubs that you can still find in central Croydon, the walls and ceilings are adorned with nick nacks and memorabilia.
It is "V" shaped, and has a games area in one part and a very cosy comfortable lounge area (with leather sofas and a fire) in the "V" part.
There is not a hint of "theming" as practiced by other establishments. The atmosphere of the pub is cosy and inviting.
The landlady, Debbie Brooks, prepared a magnificent buffet for the funeral party which included; sausage rolls, Cumberland sausages, ham sandwiches, smoked salmon sandwiches, prawn sandwiches, egg sandwiches, vol au vents, pork pies, scotch eggs, a variety of quiches, chicken legs, dips, cheeses and coffee.
The food was excellent; it was good quality, freshly prepared, tasty, reasonably priced and more than generous.
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the Surrey Cricketers for a drink, or for catering.
My thanks to Debbie for looking after us so well yesterday.