Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New South London Pubs

Bucking the trend of London pub closures, at least four new pubs are due to be opened by the summer by Antic, who currently run Jam Circus (Brockley) and the Royal Albert (Deptford) among others.

In Sydenham, they are planning to re-open the Greyhound, a pub that has been closed for several years. The story is reported in Friday's South London Press, but it is apparently not true as mentioned there that the pub will be renamed the Ravensbourne Arms. The latter is the name of another pub that Antic are reopening at 323 Lewisham High Street- formerly known as the Coach and Horses.

Antic are also preparing to open the former Post Office in Forest Hill as The Sylvan Post (24 Dartmouth Road,SE23), as well as opening a former shop in Norwood as Knowles of Norwood (13 Knights Hill, SE27).


Unknown said...

Hello - i wrote the story for the slp and it was a production error i got it right originally.

The Coach and Horses in Lewisham High Street will become the Ravensbourne Arms.

Thanks, John

Anonymous said...

thank goodness. Coach and Horses used to be a great pub but had become dark and smelly since the smoking ban. Good to hea its getting a new lease of life. really needed here in lewisham. Bring it on.

Anonymous said...

They don't fancy taking on the Ivy House in Nunhead do they?!