A popular Croydon pub is still on the market for more than £1million, a year after it closed its doors.

The Skylark in South Croydon closed in March 2022 despite a petition of more than 1,000 calling on operator JD Wetherspoon to reconsider.

The pub was one of three in the borough the chain announced it would close.

The pub in South End is still listed by estate agent Savills as being for sale for offers in excess of £1.4million.

The property, on South End,  is a two-storey end of terrace building. The listing reads: “The ground floor comprises an open plan trading area with bar servery to the left of the main entrance with seating on loose tables and chairs and fixed booth seating.

"Ancillary areas include a disabled toilet, staff changing, office and beer cellar with a good lift that services the first and basement levels.

“The first floor is accessed by a staircase to the rear of the property and comprises a secondary bar servery, ladies and gentlemen’s toilets and a commercial kitchen with dumb waiter to the ground floor.

"There is a separate access from behind the bar at ground floor.”

There is also a basement with a beer cellar as well as a beer garden at the pub which is nearly 9,000 square metres.

It is offered as a freehold property and currently has a licence to sell alcohol between 9am and midnight Monday to Thursday and until 1am on Fridays and Saturdays.

When the pub closed, David Lands from the Sutton and Croydon Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) said: “I think it’s a huge loss for the area. We’ve lost so many traditional pubs along the Brighton Road.

"Going down from the flyover you’ll be left with possibly two pubs on that main road before you get into Purley itself.

"The Skylark was always popular so I can’t believe it wasn’t turning over enough money.”