Clifton Arms - Norwood Junction
21 Clifton Rd, London SE25 6NJ
Darts pub in Norwood, a stone's throw from Selhurst Park. Back of the net! but no seriously it's quite rough. As the closest pub to Crystal Palace's stadium this is the sort of place that is rammed on a Saturday and deserted throughout the week. Go in on a Friday and there's plenty of room, a decent atmosphere and a lovely big dartboard on the wall behind the bar. On a match day the pub's only available to fans with a home season ticket and can get a bit rowdy, especially if Palace win, or if palace lose. Pray for a draw. The board's a little battered, but in plenty of space and the screens around show the sport in the evenings and bargain hunt during the days. Drinks are cheap, just don't visit on Saturday.
Easy to get on the board?
No pub darts league in the area so there's always a decent chance of getting a game on a weekday. Elsewhere the Selhurst Railway Arms can be a decent back up option or the Railway Telegraph in Thornton Heath. http://www.dartslondon.co.uk/pubs/selhurst-railway-club http://www.dartslondon.co.uk/pubs/railway-telegraph-thornton-heath
Rest of pub
There's plenty of space either side of the U-shaped bar, and an outdoor area if the darts all gets too much and you need some fresh air.
Limited to lagers mostly.
How to get there
10 minutes walk from Norwood Junction, Thornton Heath or Selhurst overground stations