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#16 RetiredMember1

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:24 AM

Always full the few times I've been in there. Anyone know why it's closing?

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:23 AM

It's a decent pub as it is. I suspect it will go residential which is bad news as you suspects it will be expensive housing (given proximity to Overground/rail services etc) or may go gastro pub. Of which we do not have a shortage locally.


Quite agree. It’s a busy and popular local pub that serves the local clientele. If people what over priced food and beer they can find ample up the hill and I doubt most who frequent the likes of the Sparra wouldn’t feel comfortable coming down the hill or leaving this pub late at night.

It looks like the freehold is up for sale which is unusual as most pubs are leased and tied to pubco’s so I would suspect whoever did buy would try and go an upmarket and charge higher prices to make some money. It would be a shame it went the way of the pubs down Portland Road and was converted into flats making a grim street even grimer.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:46 AM

Oi! Whose manor you calling grim?! OK, OK - well, maybe a bit grim, but hopefully less so in the new year if the ARP bid is successful :)

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:58 AM

Until someone comes along and redevelops the whole of that Tesco block (which I am quite surprised hasn’t been proposed already as it’s so close to the station and an obvious spot for a gentrified block of flats that will make someone a wedge of cash) this neck of the woods is always going to be the poor relation down the hill. I hope your funding claim does pay off but if this pub closes down this stretch of road will be all the worse for it.

Still could be worse at least it’s not as bad as Portland Road or Selhurst ;)

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:29 PM

Market forces are a bummer, but the residential potential for a developer would be irresistible... Another old school boozer bites the dust.
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#21 Sidney Ruff-Diamond

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:53 PM

So if it closes there'll be no pub on that stretch of road between the G&G and Elmers End. 2.4 miles!!! Outrageous!
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:29 PM

That's why we need to keep it! Who can we write to?

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:54 PM

Your MP. Or the lead singer of Echo & The Bunnymen.
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:16 PM

Or Santa?! In all seriousness, I mean which pub chain or independent!

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:29 PM

Im not sure that the level of interest in this place is enough to sustain it - if I walk past its often not that busy - there has only been1 post on here since mine in Oct 2011 up until news broke out of its potential sale - people vote with their feet and wallets ultimately and whilst I like the place for a comfy drink with mates I can see why they might have had enough

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:50 PM

destined luxury flats £50 quid bet anyone ?

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:32 AM

ChewderOde to be fair the lack of posts about this pub is probably more reflective of the demographic on the forum than the number of people who use the pub.

Dazza - I reckon luxury a flats is a dead cert. Pedder are on their way.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:57 AM

ChewderOde to be fair the lack of posts about this pub is probably more reflective of the demographic on the forum than the number of people who use the pub.

Maybe so - but if the pub was that popular I doubt it would have closed.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:12 AM

Maybe so - but if the pub was that popular I doubt it would have closed.


The pub isn’t closed and it still looks busy whenever I pass it,


Although the pub is up for sale no one actually knows ifs its going to sold on as a pub or if it will be bought as a residential conversion From postings elsewhere the people behind the Sparra and Alma have paid a fortune for the privilege of being tied to Enterprise Inn’s so £600k for what appears to be a freehold pub with no ties and a large 3 bed apartment seems a bargain to me for anyone keen to own a pub.

If people want to know just get in contact with the agents , they are on the advert I posted on the previous page.

#30 Uncle Wilf

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:16 AM

The pub actually seems to do fairly well. On the occasions I have been in it has a decent number of people in it and of an evening looks fairly busy.

I hope Norwood Lad is right and it is a feasible pub opportunity for somebody.
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