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Crown and Anchor pub, Brixton Road reopens 19th April 2012!

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by boohoo, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. boohoo

    boohoo Crazy Tired Lady

    Anyone know anything about this pub? At one of the exits of Slade garden, just the way from Jamm and heading towards Kennington. Always has a slightly threatening air about it. It's not been gentrified and sits quietly there minding it's own business.... perhaps the only pub I remember along that road which hasn't had any huge alterations...
     
  2. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke



    it's a shithole. The nearest equivalent I can think of is the Two Woodlice - but I think it probably just beats it. :D

    Mind you, that was over 15 years ago
     
  3. boohoo

    boohoo Crazy Tired Lady

    It's never look liked anywhere where I'd want to peak into but I have noticed it's unchanging presence and wondered why it's not gone the same way as Jamm et al...
     
  4. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke



    well if it's privately owned and the owners are just about making a living out of it, maybe they're happy enough. On the other hand, maybe it's brewery owned and maybe they're just waiting for prices to go up before it's sold? Only guessing.

    But, from what I remember, and I went in there quite a few times as a friend lived just down the road, it was a regulars type of pub, with a pool table, and a bit rough, but it was a REAL pub, not the poncey shite you get nowadays :D
     
  5. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Why not just go in and see for yourself?
     
  6. Winot

    Winot Win not Whine

    It'd be a lot nicer with a coffee machine.
     
  7. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke



    latte or crapuccino?
     
  8. editor

    editor Got a fever +the only prescription is more cowbell

    Have you been there? Great! Tell us more! What's the beer like? How about the clientèle? Is it busy?
     
  9. boohoo

    boohoo Crazy Tired Lady

    hmmmm.... not sure I want to....
     
  10. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke



    it's not THAT scary

    *cough cough*

    Go on. Just take a newspaper, sit in the corner with a pint and report back.

    Maybe it's not as rough as it was 15 years ago :D
     
  11. boohoo

    boohoo Crazy Tired Lady

    well, that little bit of south London seems to be rougher than 15 years ago...

    I will have a good look at it next time I'm that way....
     
  12. Bob

    Bob Rusesabagina for a nobel

    I was wondering that yesterday as I cycled past. It's virtually the only pub in Brixton I've never been into.

    While on the topic I went to the Grosvenor recently for a gig - now that's a top pub. Top gig too (Yaaba Funk).
     
  13. boohoo

    boohoo Crazy Tired Lady

    have you been to the beehive behind the YMCA???
     
  14. TopCat

    TopCat Sitting on your head & farting when you have a nap

    Install a rich mans kid as owner, then strip the floors, install wifi, an espresso machine, some retro stylee bar billiards, ensure plentiful supplies of coke are available and re name the pub the "Edge Bar" and then start moaning about all the horrible locals. ;)
     
  15. Bob

    Bob Rusesabagina for a nobel

    Nope - will add it to the very short list! :D
     
  16. ramjamclub

    ramjamclub Banned Banned

    way back when

    My father was it's best customer in 1958
    can anyone post a photo of it
     
  17. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter marquistador

    they show the football...
     
  18. chriscat

    chriscat Member

  19. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

  20. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter marquistador

    it's been closed and had the 'for sale' signs up for a good few weeks now, maybe longer
     
  21. TruXta

    TruXta Tired of this

    Gimme a chance, for crying out loud.
     
  22. wemakeyousoundb

    wemakeyousoundb and calm again

    I heard it was bought by some pub Company, but is currently ever so slightly squatted :)

    eta: for sale sign disappeared a while back and it kept trading after the sale was agreed until it was finalised (as I understand it)
     
  23. TruXta

    TruXta Tired of this

    O/T, but does it bother you that the "b" at the end of your nick is on a line down?
     
  24. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    wemakeyousound and beesonthewhatn should get together
     
  25. TruXta

    TruXta Tired of this

    Oh good one!
     
  26. wemakeyousoundb

    wemakeyousoundb and calm again

    well, considering the username is already truncated compared to what I wanted, not really.
    Is there still a 15 character limit on usernames on this new forum ting?
    /me makes a note which will be forever ignored to inquire about this
    I'm pretty sure beesonthewhatn had a full user name on the previous board though.
    /calls sleuth to get to the bottom of this
     
  27. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    On my pc, there is db on the second line and wemakeyousoun on the first line :D
     
  28. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    I can't remember. He didn't on the test boards. Mine goes onto two lines as well depending on how big I've set things
     
  29. wemakeyousoundb

    wemakeyousoundb and calm again

    no idea about the test board as I wasn't there, but he definitely was beesonthewhatnow on the invision one
     
  30. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Sorry, though you were.
     

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