Thursday, February 15, 2007

As soon as this pub closes

As you can see from this photo, the Coach and Horses pub in Pomeroy Street (New Cross) is being demolished. The only other pub in this street (The Arrows) was converted into housing a couple of years ago.

I don't want to turn Transpontine into a Fings Ain't What They Used T'be site, moaning about change all the time. I never went in this pub, so can't make too much fuss. But I do think it is important that there is a balance between places to live and places to socialise and it does seem to me that more and more of the latter are disappearing. In fact CAMRA estimate that five pubs a week are closing in London, and I don't see too many new ones opening.


kate said...

i know what your saying where i live there was quite a few pubs in a small space. two of them have now been made into housing. but if you look at lewisham hight street there are two pubs built in old shops away from housing.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this - I came here once when the Montague was full up (the last Fear of Music with Clor) - it was really bizarre. There were 2 other people in there, and the bitter was undrinkable. I agree we don't want pubs to close in principal, but you didn't feel like they helped themselves.