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The Porter & Sorter

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Bar, British, Pub
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Station Road East, Croydon CR0 6BT, England
+44 20 8688 4296
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can get past the smokers blocking the doorway, you will find mediocre beer, over-loud music (on the evening we visited) that prevented conversation, and a number of loud, aggressive large groups of men. Also why on the re-opening night was the promised free prosecco only handed out to women?

Thank intrepidtraveller75
London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Very nice Christmas meal with cheerful staff. A few very minor hiccups with service but this could have been because it was so busy.

Thank HMK51
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Went into the newly refurbished Porter & Sorter. Very nice job indeed. However it was made into a bit of an ordeal by having to shout over the music to make myself heard to the person on the other side of the table. I mean surely music should be in the background not forcing its way to the foreground. It's... More 

1 Thank Andyw1978
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

This is more than just a lick of paint. It's had many improvements and has a much more up to date feel. New lighting added and new carpeting. Found the last two reviews unfair and not reflective of the actual update, also the typical service and food served here is good, if not always perfect. Opening day was extremely busy... More 

Thank Martin L
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Attended their "grand re-opening" last night, the place was closed recently for a refurbishment. Nothing has changed. A lick of paint here and there, and a few new tables. That disgusting carpet of theirs is still there too. It took them 15 mins to pour four pints, the guy serving us didn't have a clue what he was doing, couldn't... More 

4 Thank RichS87
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

For all their revamped food menus it is poor! Oily, oily and for good measure more oil!!!! Will not eat a thing there again!

Thank Josiejo2
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Been regulars for several years and have always found the Staff to be personable, helpful and friendly. Food is usually good and prices reasonable.

2 Thank David N
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Been to Croydon a few times on the train and never knew this place existed! Good beers, nice place and the food menu looked fairly tempting (I wasn't hungry at the time so didn't order). Friendly staff, definitely one of the more decent pubs in East Croydon.

Thank Kev W
Greater London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

great location to meet friends. One minute from East Croydon station. Reasonable seletion of beers. Food average pub grub. Large pub so not too difficult to get a seat. Seems to be less busy over the last few months. Beer seems to be average. If this pub closed I Would miss it

1 Thank paulX6810RW
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I visited the porter again on Sat 15th, and although i had a bad meal there previously ,I was meeting up with old school friends for a drink and catch up only. Having arrived at around 8pm to a fairly busy pub the evening was going fine until I went to get a drink at around 10.10pm ,where a member... More 

1 Thank Cabaye59

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Road East, Croydon CR0 6BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Croydon
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8688 4296

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?