Happy birthday, Annie

We offer our congratulations to the Antwerp Arms Community Association (AAA) upon the fifth anniversary in May of their opening north London’s first, and so far only, community owned pub. The pub, originally the Hope & Anchor, is in the Bruce Castle Park area of N17 and dates from 1822, making it Tottenham’s longest established working pub. In 2013 the then owners, Enterprise Inns, sold it to developers and it faced demolition. Some 300 regulars and supporters thought otherwise, had the pub listed as an Asset of Community Value and chipped in to buy it. The pub, which is family (and dog) friendly, is thriving and is a regular outlet for the locally brewed Redemption beers.

Photo by Rex Ward

The Antwerp Arms Association are incredibly grateful to everyone who has supported this community venture, not least their sponsors the National Community Fund (National Lottery). The Association was planning a big party to say ‘thank you’ which has been postponed.

For further details visit the website – the full address is 168/170 Church Road Tottenham N17 8AS.

Source The Antwerp Arms Association
Stop Press: the Annie has been voted their Pub of the Year by CAMRA’s North London Branch.