We are Croydon's premier brewery. Rather than waffle on about our beers, journey and accomplishments, here is a gallery of some of our highlights. These include visits from royalty, brewing our first beers, the construction and opening of our bar in Boxpark Croydon, and some xtra bits of branding & labels.

About Us

Former Alcohol Wholesaler, Mark Russell & Former City Worker, Simon Dale, met shortly before the London riots in 2011 at a beer festival, and found they both were having thoughts about starting up a new brewery in the area. Both born and raised in Croydon, where there has been no commercial brewery since 1954, the riots and subsequent renewal of community spirit convinced them to push ahead with their plans. After nearly a year of test brewing, planning and trying to find financial backing, The Cronx Brewery was formed. They had their commercial brewery equipment delivered on 10th July 2012, brewed for the first time commercially on 18th July 2012, and had their first beers on sale in Croydon pubs on Wednesday 8th August 2012, exactly one year after the riots occurred in Croydon. The first year of trading beat all expectations, and they now brew five permanent beers, as well as a range of special seasonal and one-off brews.

‘The Cronx’ is a portmanteau of Croydon (Or it’s postcode; CR0) and The Bronx, and has been used as an affectionate tongue in cheek reference to the often much maligned London Borough we call home.

Mark Russell

Mark Russell

Mark comes from an alcohol wholesale background having worked for his family's business, I.M Wines (Croydon) Ltd, before leaving to start up the brewery.

Previously, he has studied Computer Games at Lincoln university and worked as a nightclub DJ around the country.

His favourite beer styles are hoppy blondes and Belgian Trappist beers.

Mark Russell

Rhiannon Barlow

Rhiannon is our office manager, the most likely of the crew to be picking up the phone when you call!

Rhiannon likes sour beers, and is particularly fond of a cool bottle of our Lemon Saison

Mark Russell

Kevin Kelly

Kev is our very able brewery assistant

Kev likes all sorts of beers (except sours!) and can also be found occasionally serving at the bar in Boxpark!

Mark Russell

David Elford

David is our sales representative

Mark Russell

Alex Watson

Alex is our friendly delivery driver, ensuring the beer gets to you as fast as possible

Alex is very partial to a bottle of Nektar from time to time!

Prince Charles really liked the beer, he was really impressed. He said he could only have a sip and was worried who would drink the rest of it!

Our Core Beers

Our core brews have something for everyone, from our light & hoppy Kotchin through to our 5.2% porter, Entire

  • A full bodied British Ale using Pale and Crystal malts with a touch of the darker malts for depth of flavour. We use English hops for aroma and flavour. Standard by name, not by nature.

  • To Kotch: London slang; To chill out, relax, enjoy doing nothing in particular. This is the perfect beer for doing just that. A hoppy blonde ale brewed with Cascade hops to give it a citrus aroma.

  • A pale ale brewed using Marynka hops from Poland. Hints of Blackcurrent on the nose combine with a spicy finish to have you longing for more nektar.

  • Inspired by Croydon brewing heritage. Entire was a blend of ‘Three threads’ that were made by a Croydon brewery – Ale, hopped beer & tuppenny, which were mixed together by a barman in Shoreditch where it became so popular with manual workers, later becoming known as ‘Porter’. Seven different malts go into this truly epic brew.

Cronx Beer - It ain't shit!

The Cronx Bar

Our very own bar in Boxpark Croydon

In October 2016 we opened our first bar, a tap-room/drinkery/general place of relaxation in Boxpark Croydon, right next to East Croydon train station. We are open everyday from 11am - 11pm.

We are next to trams, one of the busiest through train stations in the United Kingdom, and the buses listed below run right to our door, so you have no excuses...

64 - 194 - 198 - 250 - 367 - 410 - 433 - 689 - N68 - X26

Please contact our team at bar@thecronx.com for more information.



Contact Us

If you would like to get in contact with any questions, or to buy some of our lovely beer, please contact us in the various ways below

  • The Cronx Brewery
    Unit 6, Vulcan Business Centre
    Vulcan Way
    CR0 9UG
  • Email: info@thecronx.com
  • Phone: 020 3475 8848
  • The Cronx Bar
    Units R03-R04, Boxpark Croydon
    99 George Street
    CR0 1LD
  • Email: bar@thecronx.com
  • Phone: 020 8688 4912

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