Crown & Sceptre in Streatham Hill reopened in Feb 2019

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    Could easily see Young's snapping it up, and building fancy hotel rooms above.

    By the time this happens, you'll be lucky with Youngs if you can even get a pint out of them for £5, the amount of times they enjoy hiking prices in their pubs.
     
  2. KatyF

    KatyF Well-Known Member

    Yups, since Youngs took over the Manor Arms a couple of weeks ago, a pint of Estrella has gone up 20p already.
     
  3. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Went last week by chance and had a nice session.
    Had a meal too which was about £8, wasn't amazing but nor was it bad.
     
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  4. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    \just thought you might like to know that the majority of the shares of LT Pub Management Ltd, the new owners of Crown & Sceptre, are owned by Burac Trade & Investment Corp - a company associated with Lord Ashcroft, and registered in the British Virgin Islands
    They've been dabbling in pubs for a while see here: Subscribe to read | Financial Times

    I wonder whether either the Labour or Lib Dem electioneers will be choking into their pints tomorrow?
     
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  5. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Would be a nice gesture if they both turned up
     
  6. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    The candidates won't - they'll be at the count at the Town Hall.
    Result probably around midnight I guess.
     
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  7. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Will be interesting to see who comes from Conservatives, Greens, UKIP and WEP
     
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  8. Twattor

    Twattor Well-Known Member

    Pub has been empty of late. Tinny shit dance music played over Bluetooth behind the bar, prices up by 50p a pint, no more "club" food deals.

    This week there have been barely half a dozen punters every night.

    Although it isn't a chain shit pub anymore, it is still a shit pub albeit one that can't sustain no business.

    If you want a shit, cheapish pub then support it. Otherwise, luxury flats coming here soon.
     
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  9. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    I have yet to visit since it stopped being a spoons, but the fact pints have gone up by 50p two months after opening doesnt give much incentive.

    Has this price hike been because of, or the reason why it is now so empty?
     
  10. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I don't think any independent can come close to matching Wetherspoons bulk buying discounts. 50p on top of their usual prices seems pretty reasonable to me.

    The bottom line is: use it or lose it.
     
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  11. Yage

    Yage Active Member

    Wetherspoons buying power is massive so I always thought prices would increase.

    They’re not helping themselves though. Not serving food today, staff are negative an there’s no one running the place.

    Dead and dismal to say the least.
     

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  12. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Apparently the Crown and Sceptre was one of 7 Wetherspoons closed in the last three months. I was in the Fox on the Hill last night, and it's rather similar to the Crown & Sceptre in many ways (except is doesn't have prominent TV).

    Presumably the company makes its decisions in view of site vale and customer turnover - which possibly puts the Fox in the risk category. I fancy that weekend trade might be better at the Fox though as it has "family friendly" facilities such as a mega car park and children's play area.
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  13. Yage

    Yage Active Member

    New daily specials menu today. Hoping this pulls in more business. Good selection of sausages there!!
     

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  14. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Not exactly wooing the vegan/veggies with that menu.
     
  15. Yage

    Yage Active Member

    Better than most places. Two of the burgers are veg along with pie, curry and sausage. Sad not to see fish on there.

    Personally I’d love to see more chickpea (yum yum) What would you want to see on the menu?
     
  16. editor

    editor hiraethified

    More than one veggie choice per day. And a Linda Mccartney sausage is hardly an enticing gourmet prospect. You can buy 6 for a quid!
     
  17. Yage

    Yage Active Member

    That’s just the specials. Plenty of vegan fair on the standard menu.
     
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  18. Twattor

    Twattor Well-Known Member

    Deserted pub with no beer. Non-viable. Luxury flats coming soon.
     
  19. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Do they have a website/FB page? Seems hard to get much info on them. I'd be happy to give them a bit of publicity if they had something going on....
     
  20. Yage

    Yage Active Member

    Don’t think so. Do you eat cheese?
     
  21. Yage

    Yage Active Member

    Had food here Saturday expecting it to be awful. And it was..... very nice!

    Goats cheese and peach salad was excellent and would order it again.

    Keep up the good work folks!
     

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  22. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I haven't tried the food but last Tuesday was there for drinks. There were two Wimbledon Brewery ales for £2.50/pint which seems quite reasonable for a non Wetherspoon pub. Only issue for me was the beers in question were 4% abv - but they tasted good nevertheless.
     
  23. Yage

    Yage Active Member

    Something new for you chap!
     

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  24. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

    Pub seems to be doing alright. Steady stream of daytime drinkers, usual after work crowd, numbers seem to have recovered a bit and the garden is popular in this hot weather. Drinks selection improved slightly too. They seem to be making an effort. Quiz on a Tuesday night.

    Oh...and in a complete break from the Wetherspoons tradition they have installed...wait for it....

    ...a shisha tent in the back garden!
     
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  25. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

  26. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

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