WhatPub Updates 42

WhatPub? Update publishes news items collated by Greater London branches, often from information supplied through the ‘Submit Update’ button on WhatPub.  We aim to report all openings and closures of places that satisfy the CAMRA definition of a pub (including those selling draught but not real ale); all pubs that add or remove real ale; and changes of name, ownership or beer policy.  Readers are encouraged to visit WhatPub? for pub details, and to ‘Submit Update’ when they find incomplete or out-of-date information.



EC4, UNION (Union Bar & Grill Ltd), 35 Old Bailey. Closed during March lockdown. PATERNOSTER CHOP HOUSE relocated here in December 2020 from Paternoster Square. 5 draught keg beers on menu.

E4, DOVECOTE (Ei Group), Friday Hill. Reopened.

SE1, MATCHBOXSE1, Borough Market. Bar and restaurant located behind the Rake pub in Borough Market.

SE9, BERRY & BARREL, 18 Well Hall Pde. Family-run micropub serving craft beers, real ales, wines, gins and cocktails. Opened in a former dry cleaner’s in December.

SE10, OLD JOINERY, Ravensbourne Wharf, Norman Rd. Bar and live music venue with a large outside area overlooking Deptford Creek.

SE15, GOLDEN ANCHOR, 16 Evelina Rd. Featured in ‘Saving Britain’s Pubs with Tom Kerridge’, a real ale was installed as part of the makeover.

SE18, LORD HERBERT (Ei Group), 47 Herbert Rd. Reopened under new management in December, following the retirement of long standing landlord John Hanley. Guinness and lager are the mainstay but real ale is also on offer: Wadworth 6X.

SW11, REVOLUTION (Inventive Leisure), 276-288 Lavender Hill. Renamed LONDON & SOUTH WESTERN, opened as a Wetherspoon’s in December.


BECKENHAM, BR3WERY, 253 Beckenham Rd. This microbrewery (whose name derives from its post code) opened its new premises, with tap-room, in December. The current takeaway range does include beers from other local breweries, and this will continue even after new brewing equipment becomes operational – delivery of which is expected in January 2021.

CHISLEHURST, COCKPIT, 4 Royal Pde. Chislehurst’s first micropub, opening its doors in late December but currently only able to offer a takeaway service. At the time of writing this operates from Thursday to Sunday in the afternoon and early evening. A choice of real ales from small local breweries is available. The house beer, named PIT, is a pale ale brewed by BritHop.

CROYDON, SIGNAL TAP ROOM, 8 Stirling Way, Beddington Farm Rd. Signal’s taproom is part of the brewery premises, and is normally open on a Saturday afternoon. Up to 6 keg beers will be served, subject to availability.

KINGSTON, OLD MOOT HOUSE (Tavern Property Co), 88 London Rd. Finally reopened as KINGSTON 1 after three year conversion to hotel with integral bar and brasserie. No real ale.

KINGSTON, WOODY`S, 5 Ram Passage, High St. Real ale reinstated: one changing beer.



EC2, DAVY’S, 25 Basinghall St. Closed following lease expiry, future uncertain.

EC3, ADRIATICO. Not reopening after 2nd Covid lockdown, future uncertain.

EC3, REVOLUTION (New Inventive Bar Co). Announced in November they will not be returning to the America Square site.

EC4, FOUR SISTERS TOWNHOUSE. Closed following Four Sisters Leisure going insolvent, building being refurbished, and for lease.

EC4, PATERNOSTER CHOP HOUSE. Closed after relocation to former Union bar. Current occupancy of site unknown

E13, SWAN (Admiral Taverns). Licence surrendered by Admiral in February, pub boarded up by December.

E13, VICTORIA TAVERN. Lease expired in May. Pub awaiting demolition and replacement by flats under 2016 planning application.

SE15, HOLLYDALE TAVERN (Wellington). Closed. Ground floor for lease.

SW1, RILEYS SPORTS BAR (Rileys Sports Bars (2014) Ltd). Closed in March; 80 Haymarket building was being refurbished.

SW8, DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE (Mendoza). Converted to Avenida, a Brazilian burger house/restaurant in December.

SW12, WOLFGANG’S BEER HAUS. Has not reopened since the March lockdown.

SW16, NORBURY (Wellington). Did not reopen after March lockdown. Lease handed back to Wellington and likely to be for sale.

SW17, DYNAMO. Has become LOVE TRIANGLE, a pizza cafe since August, but with a small selection of canned craft beers.

SW18, GROSVENOR ARMS (Ei Group/Frontier Pubs). Apart from a limited pop-up service, has remained closed since March and is no longer listed on the Frontier website.

W3, CASTLE (Fuller’s). Reports of signage removal in December. Pub sold to developer in February.

W4, CONNOLLY’S (Ei Group). No real ale.

W13, STAR & SCORPION (Star). Handpumps removed during second lockdown. Was STAR & ANCHOR.

WC1, YORKSHIRE GREY (Ei Group). Tenant handed back keys on London going into Tier 3.


CROYDON, ORCHARD, 116 Orchard Way. Closed and sold towards end of 2019. Planning app to retain pub converting upstairs to four flats resubmitted Nov 2020 after previous refusal.

RICHMOND, HOPE (Ei Group). Reopened as the RICHMOND CLUB, a members’ club. No real ale. ABK Hell and Weissbier beer on draught.



N17, WHITE HART (Punch Taverns). Long closed, now demolished.

NW9, WISHING WELL (Ei Group). Now back in the hands of Terry O’Sullivan under his Quillrise company following expiry of Ei Group lease. Was the first of his Wishing Well chain to open in 1994.

NW10, SHOP. Renamed ARABELLA’S HOUSE Bar & Restaurant.

SE18, GREYHOUND (Star). Lease transferred to Hawthorn Leisure Community Pubs in June.

SE26, ALFRED (Town Centre Inns). Reverted to PRINCE ALFRED.

SW4, 64TH & SOCIAL. Renamed SIXTY FOUR. A cocktail bar with a couple of draught beers from Camden.

SW12, WE BROUGHT BEER. Reopened without the seating in September as a CLAPTON CRAFT off licence.

SW18, HALLOWED BELLY (Pioneer Hospitality). Reverted to OPEN PAGE, ‘Bar & Dining’ with keg beers in December.

W1, COCO MOMO (TRG/Brunning & Price). Leasehold acquired for £200,000 by Santi & Santi aka Marylebone Leisure. Renamed HOME MARYLEBONE.


BROMLEY, HOP & RYE (Stonegate). Already reported closed, demolished in November. ��%�6/’