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The Oval Tavern

££ - £££, British,
131 Oval Road, Croydon CR0 6BR, England
+44 20 8686 6023
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (2 reviews)
“chilli” (2 reviews)
“great pub” (10 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
131 Oval Road, Croydon CR0 6BR, England
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1 - 10 of 65 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here for a drink with my friend. Ended up staying for several. This is a ‘proper’ pub where people are put first by staff. Friend and I both had chilli but she had the vegan option with jalapeños and I had the meat...More

Thank bekoubetts
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Good selection of beers, friendly staff, good mix of local workers and hipsters. Vast improvement on most of the local bars. Gets packed on quiz night.

Thank Sarflunden
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place! The atmosphere was great. All sorts of different people mixing together with no one looking or feeling out of place. The roast dinner was amazing! The staff were all so friendly and couldn't do enough to make sure we were all...More

1  Thank Jacquie S
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

So we were looking for somewhere that served an all day vegetarian/vegan breakfast at 3pm and which was local we did a google search and this came up we visited and we were not disappointed It was calm and quiet ... a real nice homely...More

Thank AshaS88
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Nice vibrant pub with live acts. Children are allowed until the evening. Good food nice vibe. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Friendly atmosphere, good Sunday jazz., very disappointed that barman would NOT serve us a bottle white wine at first, just glasses. The second barman obliged - no problem. Strange as we have always been able to order a bottle of wine on our previous visits.

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Called in at 5pm on a Monday night and the whole pub seemed to be putting up Halloween decorations. Not sure that the place needed to be made to look more dark or even more scary. Would love to go back when there's a live...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 22 September 2017

The Oval Tavern is a delight to behold! A small, friendly, eclectic pub that serves great food and entertainment! Be it acoustic nights, open mic , tribute nights.....there's always something going on!! The staff are friendly and in an age where pub culture is waning,...More

Thank juliewhite2017
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I had my 40th birthday party at The Oval Tavern last weekend and I cannot thank Ester and the team enough. They were so kind and accommodating and we all had a fabulous time. We took over the garden, which is a beautiful space, and...More

Thank Foot0577
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

This pub has the best Sunday lunch and great live music, what a find! Lovely atmosphere with friendly staff.

Thank Stephanie F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Oval Road, Croydon CR0 6BR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Croydon
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8686 6023
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