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Croham loses its View, as pubs face 43% business rate hike

A sad decline that’s why CAMRA is so important

Inside Croydon

And there goes another one.

Another pub closure: The View, on Selsdon Road, had the hoardings go up last week Another pub closure: The View, on Selsdon Road, had the hoardings go up last week

The View pub, on the Selsdon Road, what was once called the Railway View, because it has a view of, well… has called last orders for a final time, the business crushed by the changing economics of the beer and entertainment industry and probably, according to a report from the BBC, the weight of business rates charged by the Tory government.

Croydon, like all other parts of the country, has been losing its old rub-a-dubs at an alarming rate, especially since in London property owners can make far more money, far more quickly, by flogging off the building and land and stacking a few flats on the site than they ever can from selling bottles of pale ale and packets of pork scratchings.

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