This post was first published by Croydon Advertiser on 13/12/2018.
This new cocktail bar with shuffleboard and ping pong is opening in Croydon town centre
Craft beers? Check. Cocktails? Check. Shuffleboard?! Check
A new cocktail bar that claims to be loosely based on the Roald Dahl children’s book Fantastic Mr Fox is about to open in Croydon town centre.
Mr Fox, in Surrey Street, will even feature 14ft long Shuffleboard tables and ping pong.
The new bar, which will eventually offer food as well, is set to open on Friday, December 14 at 4pm.
As well as cocktails mixed by a bar team recruited from renowned London venues, drinkers will be able to try a range of craft beers.
Initially offering drinks, the venue will in the new year offer a food menu and events, including bottomless brunch parties on Saturdays which it claims will rival those at central London venues.
There will also be bar takeover nights where guests can meet the makers of beers or spirits.
A spokesperson for the venue said all employees at the bar will earn the London Living Wage.
Mr Fox’s openings and training manager Edin Hrnjic said: ‘’Right now Croydon is one of the hottest boroughs and has a lot of great new developments.
“We have been looking at Croydon for the past couple of years and we are extremely excited to be finally opening on Surrey Street and providing the people of Croydon with a great new venue that’s a little bit different.”
The bar will open at 11am every day and will close at midnight on Monday and Tuesdays, until 1am the following morning Wednesdays and Sundays, 2am on Thursday and 3am on Friday and Saturdays.
It will also boast a happy hour from 4pm to closing time on Sundays and from 4pm to 7pm on weekdays.
The premises have been empty since a separate nightclub, known as 34, was closed after a mass brawl that spilled into Surrey Street in December last year ended in five people being stabbed.