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

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

  1. marty21

    marty21 my gran was in the war with bombs and shit

    As far as I know- there were additional works needed - they are hoping for early April - not long to go though.
  2. MAD-T-REX

    MAD-T-REX Well-Known Member

    I'm really looking forward to this since the Jolly Butcher's is such a brilliant pub. I was up there a few weeks ago and had a chocolate stout by a northern microbrewery that was amazing.
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  3. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter cider i up

    There hasn't been any sign of any work going on recently - just a boarded up pub - so not sure of progress. If they could hurry up please, I'm quite excited at the prospect of a new local boozer, given the other ones closest to me have all closed down (Loughborough Hotel, Paulet Arms, Jamm no longer a pub)
  4. marty21

    marty21 my gran was in the war with bombs and shit

    I spoke to the Landlord on Friday night, he was still confident of early April, they are having a special beer made for the opening from Kernel brewers, who are a South London brewery (nr Tower Bridge I think) they do a nice beer :cool:
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  5. Chilavert

    Chilavert Undermining strikes :-(

    Some scaffolding has gone up in the last few days I think.
  6. Winot

    Winot Win not Whine

    Yep - as sold by Cornercopia (Brixton Village).
  7. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter cider i up

    great news, cheers :cool:

    I will be more than happy to help them test the new beer on opening night ;)

    yeah...it's been up for a week or two now :)
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  8. marty21

    marty21 my gran was in the war with bombs and shit

    I will venture to that South London for the opening night .
  9. Chilavert

    Chilavert Undermining strikes :-(

    In which case I need to pay more attention when I go past on the bus, I only noticed at the weekend!
  10. slowjoe

    slowjoe Well-Known Member

    Kernel brewery is based in Maltby Street in Bermondsey, the new foody spot that makes Borough Market look like Thornton Heath Bejam c.1991. Absolutely delicious beer, however.
  11. marty21

    marty21 my gran was in the war with bombs and shit

    Update , just spoke to the landlord in the jolly butchers in stoke newington , I'm drinking darkstar , April 19 is opening night . He will be recruiting staff in a few weeks and training them in all things beer at the jolly butchers .
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  12. marty21

    marty21 my gran was in the war with bombs and shit

    @crownanchorsw9 on Twitter
  13. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Excitaming :cool:
  14. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter cider i up

    cheers for that Marty.

    the outside of the pub still looks as grotty as ever but I'm guessing they must be cracking on with the inside. You can't really see inside at the moment, so I'm intrigued...
  15. Brixton Blog

    Brixton Blog Active Member

    Just as an update - I spoke to Martin Harley today - who is opening the Crown and Anchor on 19 April. It's going to be along the same lines as the Jolly Porter in Stoke Newington - together with dozens of what he called "craft ales". One thing is certain; the beer will be good.

    I used to work for Martin at the Rose and Crown in Stoke Newington before he bought the JP and he is a good bloke who knows about running pubs. I've done a short post here: http://www.brixtonblog.com/new-lease-of-life-for-crown-and-anchor-brixton-road/

    I will be heading down when it opens and report back! Tim
  16. marty21

    marty21 my gran was in the war with bombs and shit

    Martin is a nice bloke, it's the Jolly Butchers he runs in Stoke Newington btw :)
  17. wemakeyousoundb

    wemakeyousoundb and calm again

    will there be a £10 voucher for the first 500 savvy shopers like tk maxx?
  18. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    I should be getting an exclusive preview so expect some teaser photos soon!
  19. Crispy

    Crispy Fond of drink and industry

    He's got his work cut out for a 19th April opening, judging by the exterior!
  20. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter cider i up

    yep, absolutely. The scaffolding has gone now and it looks like the upstairs exterior of the building has been painted, but the rest of it looks as ropey as ever.
  21. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter cider i up

  22. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter cider i up

    just went down to take some photos but now i cant find the bloody USB cable for my camera to load them up on here :mad:

    the upstairs looks like it's had a lot of work - there's new or refurbished windows and the entire top of the building has been painted a creamy yellow colour. It looks alright. The downstairs looks shabby and is still boarded up. You can see the downstairs bar through a crack in the doorway and it doesn't look like much work has been done yet. It's a huge building (three storeys) although the downstairs bar isn't that big. Will be interesting to see what they do with it.

    Coincidentally (or not) there's about 200 flats going up directly opposite on Brixton Road, where the petrol garage used to be. Ready made punters.
  23. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    Makes me want to move to the area :D
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  24. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter cider i up

    about 3 mins walk I'd say......:cool:
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  25. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

  26. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter cider i up

  27. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter cider i up

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    Brixton Hatter cider i up

  29. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter cider i up

    potential for a little roof terrace out the front there
  30. wemakeyousoundb

    wemakeyousoundb and calm again

    a minimal one.
    I never actually went upstairs, or downstairs for that matter.
    Looks like they've done all the prep job before repainting the lower facade.

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