Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Jan 18, 2019.
Tim Wetherspoon selling his assets due to Brexit uncertainty ...
What is the interpretation of this?
The pub was JJ Moons/Wetherspoons from about 1993. May have been leased from Allied Breweries or whoever. The 2016 entry could be the outright purchase.
The Land Registry does not give a history - just the original registration and the most recent transaction (which might now have been superseded).
We knew something was up at the Canterbury Arms in Brixton because May Properties registered a charge on the pub before finally moving in and purchasing.
If this pub has been bought by another company and completion has just occurred it might take a few weeks for the change to be recorded on the register (IMHO)
Anybody hoping to develop this site or sell it for redevelopment will have to take account of the Crown and Sceptre being on the Council's list of local heritage assets (known as the local heritage list). While this is not listed building status it does afford some degree of protection. Under policy Q23 of the Lambeth Local Plan "The council will maintain a list of undesignated heritage assets which it considers to be of local (or greater) significance. It will be known as the ‘local heritage list’. ............. The objectives of maintaining the local heritage list are to: .............(ii) sustain or enhance their significance; and (iii) protect their settings. (c) The council will: (i) resist the destruction of assets on the local heritage list and expect applicants to retain, preserve, protect, safeguard and where desirable enhance them when developing proposals that affect them"
According to the listing the building is "Mid 19th Century public house with two storey canted bays and hipped roof. Faience pub front. Landmark on South Circular."
Latest rumours point towards Greene King acquisition so possibly something like Tulse Hill Hotel.
So now I'm hearing that there's signs in the window saying that they're reopening Friday and hiring staff! Can anyone confirm this? Maybe take a pic of the sign?
Lol surely not.
It's not April 1st on Friday....they are a month early
Facebook comment and two replies to my article. Sounds wildly unlikely to me - that's why I was asking if anyone could check.
Sounds like a wind-up but I’ll check it out!
I've just emailed the company who say they've taken it over. Maybe this was why the staff were so reluctant to say what was happening?
Oh right. Is that Green King? Getting it back open for Friday sounds a bit hopefull though surely? I guess they just need to stick some branding on and open the doors! I see that all the JDW branding was removed yesterday.
It's not Greene King - it' a company who specialise in reopening closed pubs so it actually looks legit - but I don't want to say anything more until I get confirmation from them.
Ah yes, I believe the Coach and Horses on Acre Lane had something similar.
The “we are now closed” signs have been replaced with these (yes, I can confirm they were stuck on the glass from the inside!)
All the tables are still there and the coffe machine is still blinking away.
I've also heard the building will be reopening as a pub - possibly on Thursday. Will PM you!
I want in on this info please! Good news if it is staying as a pub, hopefully an affordable one.
That’s what it says on 3 doors!
Do you mind if I use one or two of those pics?
Use away darling!
Cannot be a significant amount of refurb work being carried out if they’re planning to reopen this week... and surely they’d have to change the signs and remove the Wetherspoons references if the pub is no longer part of the chain.
Perhaps it’s just a change of management/ landlord with a basic facelift thrown in?
All Wetherspoons references were removed yesterday. The coffee machine is still on inside and the furniture is as it was on Sunday. Any changes are going to be minimal unless Gordon Ramsay gets in there with a makeover show!
Article here. Thanks for the help everyone! The pub is now run by a company called LT Management Services.
Incredibly, the Crown & Sceptre in Streatham Hill is set to reopen this weekend!
I bet it's still a soulless dive.
Sounds like an excuse to party to me! (Facebook link doesn’t work on the page for me btw)
Better an open 'soulless dive' than a block of fucking flats for the rich.
And what’s your local then? !!
I wholeheartedly agree.
The Albert or Ganley's
I imagine the days of 2 quid pints and a 5 quid dinners are over though.
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