WhatPub Update 44

WhatPub? Update 44

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 for pub details, and to ‘Submit Update’ when they find incomplete or out-of-date information.

NEW & REOPENED PUBS & CLUBS CONVERTED TO REAL ALE

INNER LONDON

EC1, PIVO , 2-4 Old St. Breweries Bar, Restaurant and bottle shop. Czech beers and food.

EC4, FINE LINE (Fuller’s), 1 Bow Churchyard. Reopened.

E1, LIGHT, 233 Shoreditch High St. Reopened as LIGHT BAR & DINING. Bars across 3 floors. Keg and bottles with keg from Camden Town and Forest Road breweries.

E7, TRACKS, Railway Arches, 437 Cranmer Rd. Breweries Bar & Restaurant in a railway arch. Large garden. Keg, bottles and cans.

E8, KRAFT DALSTON , 130a Kingsland High St. Breweries bar located in the Kingland Locke hotel. The venue contains a microbrewery and gin distillery. The microbrewery will brew German style fresh beer. Food is from Le Bab.

E8, HACKNEY TAP (Bloomsbury Leisure), 354 Mare St. 27 Taps and Gyoza dumplings.

E9, OLD STREET BREWERY, Unit 1, Queens Yd. New brewery and taproom for Old Street Brewery.

E9, WHITE POST, Building 4, Schwarz Wharf, 92 White Post La. Canal side Cafe and Bar

E17, HIGH HILL, Unit 10, Lockwood Way. Taproom and premises for Hackney Brewery.

N19, BRENDAN THE NAVIGATOR (Tavern Propco), 90 Highgate Hill. Now open and selling Sharp’s Doom Bar. Formerly TOURIAN LOUNGE and OLD CROWN INN.

NW6, CARLTON TAVERN, 33a Carlton Vale. A site now nationally-famous to CAMRA members; after being illegally demolished the developer was forced by Westminster Council to rebuild this pub brick by brick. Much was salvaged from the wreckage of the old pub, including tiles, reusable bricks and the original bar and fireplaces, and some of the decorative ceilings were also rescued. The opportunity has been taken to redesign the internal layout by moving the kitchen to the basement, which had previously been used as changing rooms for a local hockey team. The new pub reopened on 12 April 2021 subject to Covid restrictions. The pub will be showcasing the best brewers and distillers in London, alongside a fresh, seasonal menu in the new dining room. A couple of real ales are available.

NW11, GATE LODGE, 622 Finchley Rd. Reopened following refurbishment. Was no external signage.

SE8, VICTORIA, 177 Grove St. Having been derelict for over 10 years, the pub was restored and refurbished by Lend Lease as part of a wider local redevelopment, and reopened in December 2020. It has a single open-plan ground floor bar area and patio seating outside. Music is often playing. Keg beers are mainly from London breweries. Sister pub of the Railway Tavern, Dalston.

SE10, ENDERBY HOUSE (Young’s), 23 Telegraph Ave. A spacious Thames-side pub opened this year about a mile east of Greenwich town centre in the Grade II-listed Enderby House and adjoining modern extension with a roof terrace. Dating from the mid-19th Century, Enderby House was originally owned by Samuel Enderby, once Britain’s largest whaling company and pioneers of Arctic exploration. Following the demise of the whaling industry the building was acquired by Glass Elliott & Company who manufactured part of the first transatlantic telegraph cable. Three casks beers are available on handpump, along with a wide selection of other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

SE13, VINOTECH SOCIAL, Unit 1, River Mill One, Station Rd. Opened in November 2019, a hospitality venture in a unit incorporated underneath a residential tower block and seconds away from Lewisham National Rail and Docklands Light Railway stations. Principally a wine and cocktail bar with an emphasis on pizza meals. There are several draught keg beers available from the likes of Brixton and Five Points and a limited range of bottled and canned beer.

SE19, AFFINITY BREW CO, 22 Church Rd. This is a new outlet for Affinity, who brew their beers in the basement of the Grosvenor Arms in Brixton. A variety of cans and 1.5 litre growler fills is advertised in the window. A window plaque from the Norwood Society says that John Pike, a Tailor, traded on the site in the late nineteenth century.

SW6, PARSONS GREEN SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB, Broomhouse La. Dating back to 1885, the Parsons Green Sports & Social Club is a members’ club located in a pleasant part of Fulham. After a major redevelopment in 2019, there is now a new Clubhouse, and landscaped grounds with six floodlit tennis courts, a racquets pavilion housing two squash courts, a bowling green and a croquet lawn. Real ale is served in the Clubhouse bar.

SW6, WAHLEEAH (Stonegate), 18 Farm La. This site has now become a cricket-simulator venue SIXES CRICKET CLUB, minimum two players per session which is booked in hour slots. Family-friendly and kids can use the simulator from age 5 upwards. It is entirely possible to drink and eat without cricketing. Open from morning until late, Sixes offers all day dining with an English pub-classics menu. Drinks include craft beers and lagers plus a good range of cocktails, wines and spirits. Was LAZY FOX.

SW8, BATTERSEA BARGE, Tideway Walk, Nine Elms Lane. Reopened.

SW14, KEW BREWHOUSE, 477 Upper Richmond Rd W. Reopened and renamed CTZN BREWHOUSE.

SW15, TELEGRAPH (Brunning & Price), Telegraph Road, Putney Heath. Reopened in the autumn of 2020. Large selection of real ales mostly from London breweries.

WC1, YORKSHIRE GREY (Stonegate), 2 Theobalds Rd. Reopened in May as one of Stonegate’s Best City Pubs.

W2, BONDI GREEN, Brunel Building, 1-2 Canalside Walk. The newest outlet for the Daisy Green collection of Australian-themed sites. Rather splendidly designed and drenched in natural light from the huge windows in the new Brunel Building. There are Art Deco-style banquettes in pale pink; and dining tables in contrasting marble colours with antique brass. A range of keg beers is available.

W5, BREWDOG EALING (BrewDog), Unit 25 Dickens Yd. Newly opened in central Ealing, close to the Town Hall. Usual styling, plenty of outdoor seating and the staff appear keen and helpful. Good modern craft beer outlet.

W5, PARK ROYAL HOTEL (Hilton), Connell Crescent, Western Ave. Opened in September 2020 on the site of the original Park Royal Hotel retaining the facade at a cost of £26m. Sadly the bar has the usual keg range.

OUTER LONDON

ENFIELD, ROSE & CROWN (Star), Clay Hill. Real ale reinstated includes Timothy Taylor Landlord.

KENTON, RAINBAR, 34 Kenton Park Pde, Kenton Rd. Single-unit conversion within a 1930s parade of shops. Typical of the many unassuming small shop-conversion pubs to be found in outer North-West London, except for South Asian food rather than televised GAA sports. Cosy and intimate. No handpumps; the usual keg offerings. It has been operating as a members only establishment since c.2005 but in recent years has converted to pub status.

NORTHWOOD HILLS, THREE WISHES, 53 Joel St. Sports bar opened last autumn in the part of the former WILLIAM JOLLE not operating as a co-op. Three standard real ales were available on opening.

PUBS & CLUBS CLOSED, CONVERTED, OR CEASED SELLING REAL ALE

INNER LONDON

EC1, CRAFT BEER CO. Converted to cocktail bar as SIMMONS OLD STREET. No real ale.

EC2, CITY GOLF CLUB. Now a fitness centre.

EC2, CORNEY & BARROW. Demolished – land now part of Exchange Park

EC3, CRAFTY FELLAS. Closed and on the market – leaseholder went into liquidation.

EC4, HOOP & GRAPES (Shepherd Neame). Closed for area redevelopment – will reopen in a few years.

E14, ALL BAR ONE (M&B). Closed. Site being redeveloped.

E14, SLUG & LETTUCE (Stonegate). Closed. Site being redeveloped.

NW4, KELLY’S. Planning granted February 2021 to convert to 52 room hotel. Was GALLERY and POTCHEEN STILL

SE13, SUTTONS RADIO (Antic). Closed since March 2020. All the bar counter and back bar fittings have been removed. Future uncertain. Previously QUAGGY DUCK; BROADWAY; MARLOWE’S BAR and MARKET TAVERN.

SE19, POSTAL ORDER (Wetherspoons). The pubco announced in March 2021 that they will be giving up the lease and not reopening.

SW6, MALT HOUSE (Brakspear), 17 Vanston Pl. Closed due to Covid trading conditions

SW10, CHELSEA PENSIONER (Simmons), 358 Fulham Rd. Closed with lease on the market.

WC1, HORSE & WIG. Real ale no longer available.

W1, BROWNS BAR & BRASSERIE (M&B). Closed. Licence transferred to Pronos Sa of Luxembourg!

OUTER LONDON

CROYDON, PHOENIX. This small pub near West Croydon station has now been demolished as part of the redevelopment of Station Road.

TWICKENHAM, M BAR & GRILL. Closed – lease on the market.

OTHER CHANGES

INNER LONDON

EC1, DRAFT HOUSE FARRINGDON (BrewDog). Renamed SMITHFIELD MARKET ARMS. Was GRAND UNION.

EC2, SINK PONG. Refurbished and renamed JOINER ON WORSHIP STREET – now an American themed bar on three floors.

EC1, DRAFT HOUSE SEETHING (BrewDog). Renamed SEETHING LANE TAP.  Was ASSEMBLY.

EC4, ALL BAR ONE (M&B). Renamed FLEETS by new operator Urban Pubs & Bars.

E8, FLYNN’S (Stonegate). Reverted to CROWN by new leaseholder True Pub Co.

N1, LORD CLYDE (Stonegate). Renamed ENGLE FIELD.

N1, POET (Stonegate). Reverted to BARING ARMS on reopening.

N4, HAPPY MAN. Having closed in 2019, demolished by September 2020 to be replaced by housing.

N14, MAZE INN. Demolished c.2020 having closed in 2016. Was MERRYHILLS.

N22, LORD NELSON. Converted to Turkish ‘Nivan Restaurant’.

NW1, DRAFT HOUSE CAMDEN ROAD (BrewDog). Renamed CAMDEN ROAD ARMS. Originally EAGLE, then ROSIE O’GRADY’S; MAC BAR, and GRAND UNION.

NW5, HOOT N’ ANNIES. Reopened in March 2021 as Smoky Corner restaurant. Originally WOLSEY TAVERN, then AUNTIE ANNIES PORTER HOUSE and ANNIES.

NW6, CZECH & SLOVAK CLUB. Renamed BOHEMIA HOUSE to reflect new management by one of the founders of the Bohem Brewery. Two of their London-brewed Czech style beers feature on tap alongside Pisner Urquell and bottled beers from Budvar.

NW11, PAPILLON. Already reported closed, now a Kosher restaurant with limited keg offerings (Peroni and Grolsch).

SE1, DRAFT HOUSE TOWER BRIDGE (BrewDog). Renamed TOWER BRIDGE ARMS.

SE10, ELEMENTS, Novotel Hotel. Renamed GOURMET BAR.

SE10, MITRE. Reopened following November 2017 fire. Now a nightclub and event space called STUDIO 338.

SW11, BEN’S CANTEEN. Converted to Tapajax Tapas bar & restaurant when able to open in July 2020.

SW11, DRAFT HOUSE NORTHCOTE (BrewDog). Renamed NORTHCOTE ARMS. Was PITCHER & PIANO.

SW11, DRAFT HOUSE WESTBRIDGE (BrewDog). Renamed DUKE OF BATTERSEA.

W1, PILLARS OF HERCULES (Stonegate), 7 Greek St. Renamed JIMI LOVES GLORIA in honour of Jimi Hendrix and operated by Adventure Bar group.

W3, GOLDSMITH ARMS (Greene King). Already reported closed, now demolished – a new bar may appear on the ground floor of the replacement residential development.

W5, COMMON ROOM. Having closed July 2019 – became Sushi Restaurant July 2020.

W6, DRAFT HOUSE (BrewDog). Renamed DUKE OF HAMMERSMITH

W7, WHITE HART (Fuller’s). Finally demolished having closed in 2015. Flats to follow.

OUTER LONDON

ENFIELD, OLD BELL Demolished 2020 having closed 2017. Application submitted for residential development of land.

GREENFORD, BELMULLET TAVERN. Renamed DICEY REILLY’S by new operator Newline Pub Company.

GREENFORD, YARD. Renamed TIFFTY’S TAVERN.

TEDDINGTON, CLOCK HOUSE (Stonegate). Reverted to KINGS ARMS.

TWICKENHAM, REAL ALE. Renamed REAL DRINKS.

WEMBLEY, STADIUM (BAR & GRILL). Renamed DUCK & DIVE by new operator Newline Pub Company. Was COPPER JUG.