Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hobgoblin to re-open as Rose Inn


The Hobgoblin pub opposite New Cross Gate station has been closed for refurbishment, and it looks like it will be reverting back to its former name of The Rose Inn. I believe the pub owners had to pay an annual fee to the owners of the Hobgoblin brand, Marston's, for the use of the name - and let's face it the Hobgoblin name is a bit 1990s isn't it?

Update 26 January 2015:

The Rose Pub & Kitchen (to give it its full name) opens on Thursday 29 January 2015 at 6 pm, complete with 'pizza from the wood burning oven'. They're also advertising for kitchen porters. It's under the new management of Urban Pubs and Bars, a company set up in 2013 by the founders of Realpubs, Malcolm Heap and Nick Pring.  They also run the Whippet Inn in Kensal Rise and the Old Ship Inn in Hackney.



7 comments:

Dave Levy said...

A bit 1850's if you read the drafts of the Communist Manifesto.

ian said...

It's hard to believe but it used to be rather a pleasant light filled traditional pub until Wychwood decided to do a grunge student number on it. Which considering it used to be full of Askeans in uniform doing under-age drinking is rather ironic.

Nigel said...

In the late 80s/early 90s as the Rose, it was indeed lighter inside, but also full of Goldsmiths academics - particularly sociologists, having learned discussions and the odd seminar. The Rosemary Branch, on the other side of the College, was the sticky carpet grungy student pub, before morphing into a ghost pub with Asian cuisine and a brothel upstairs!

Transpontine said...

Yes Dave Levy, Peter Linebaugh once mentioned that linguistic connection between Karl Marx and the New Cross Hobgoblin: http://transpont.blogspot.co.uk/2008/11/frightful-hobgoblin-stalks-throughout.html

Flo said...

Anyone know where the bloke selling plants / flowers has gone?

Daniel said...

Dig this nursery has moved down to Clifton Rise, between the Venue and Fordham park. Has a cafe with a tiny seating area now too.

Anonymous said...

On opening night of Rose Inn I lost a gold ring. Not worth much but very sentimental. If anyone has seen anything please let me know x. (Carly Dunnell on Facebook)