The Beehive, Addiscombe
Although rather enveloped by South Norwood and the outer reaches of Croydonia, Woodside Green still has signs of its village beginnings: a Green, a War Memorial, a caff and two pubs staring each other down from across the road. This feels the sort of community where you're either a regular of one pub or the other, tribal loyalty determining which one gets your vote. To the outsider though, there's not much of note at the Beehive. A bar light on beer, heavy on alcopops, dominated by screens for the football but with a grafted on conservatory to cope with the demand for food. On our visit at least it seemed as much creche as pub - 'family friendly', I suppose. No doubt a pub still at the heart of the community, though it seems more of a meeting place with the local hawker of DVDs than somewhere you'd actually go for a drink. We'll get round to the pub across the road (the Joiners Arms) next time we're down here.
Woodside Green, Addiscombe, Addiscombe, SE25 5HQ
020 8662 1941
How to get there
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How to find the The Beehive pub
From Croydon Station get the tram a few stops down to Blackhorse Lane. Climb up the steps and follow the road straight down to Woodside Green. Turn right and keep walking and you'll soon see the pub on the left.