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Crown and Anchor pub, Brixton Road, Brixton goes card-only

marty21

One on one? You're crazy.
As far as I know- there were additional works needed - they are hoping for early April - not long to go though.
 

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.
 

Brixton Hatter

Home is south London mate
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)
 

marty21

One on one? You're crazy.
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)
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:
 

Chilavert

Undermining strikes :-(
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)
Some scaffolding has gone up in the last few days I think.
 

Winot

I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint
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:
Yep - as sold by Cornercopia (Brixton Village).
 

Brixton Hatter

Home is south London mate
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:
great news, cheers :cool:

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

Some scaffolding has gone up in the last few days I think.
yeah...it's been up for a week or two now :)
 

George & Bill

semiotically superfluous
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:
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.
 

marty21

One on one? You're crazy.
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 .
 

Brixton Hatter

Home is south London mate
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...
 
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
 

marty21

One on one? You're crazy.
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
Martin is a nice bloke, it's the Jolly Butchers he runs in Stoke Newington btw :)
 

Crispy

The following psytrance is baṉned: All
He's got his work cut out for a 19th April opening, judging by the exterior!
 

Brixton Hatter

Home is south London mate
He's got his work cut out for a 19th April opening, judging by the exterior!
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.
 

Brixton Hatter

Home is south London mate
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.
 

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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