A pub associated with drug dealing has closed just two days before the council was set to decide whether to revoke its licence.

The Tamworth Arms on Tamworth Road has closed after owners More Inn Ltd, who took over management in October 2014, surrendered its licence on Tuesday.

A licensing sub-committee was set to rule on whether the pub should continue trading last night following a police raid last month which found large quantities of cannabis and evidence that pointed at cocaine dealing.

In a series of reports submitted to the committee, police state that during a search conducted on May 21, a large quantity of cannabis resin was found in the basement, while the site was littered with small bags, all with the same printed logo, and some containing traces of white powder believed to be cocaine.

The pub had its licence suspended on May 22 by the council's licensing sub-committee.

Writing about the discoveries, police sergeant Michael Emery said: "The management of these premises was poor, evidence was found which suggests that the use and supply of drugs was common place."

He added that he had spoken with David Llewellyn, who works for More Inns, who said they the site was set to be converted into flats, and so "the best course of action would be to surrender the premises".

There is no application for development of the pub listed on Croydon Council's planning register.

A previous application in 2010 to demolish the pub, and the adjoining properties on Tamworth Place and Drummond Road was rejected as the area is within a conservation area.