Discussion in 'Brixton' started by choochi, Jun 9, 2014.
Half moon supposedly opening next month.
Half Moon pub to re-open on march 20 - Southwark News
And the Commercial reopens around the same time.
Really not convinced by the busy tiles in front of the name. Or the postage stamp sized hanging sign. Looking forward to seeing what they've done inside though.
Notes date on my calendar.
edit to add - it's about bloody time!
I hear the Commercial was open last night for a private do and should re-open today.
Hate the white tiles outside. And the patterned tiles behind the pale lettering just makes the name illegible. I spoke to a couple of regulars who had been there last night and they didn't sound massively impressed with the new interior, they said nothing much had changed, 'just a paint job'.
I hope the bogs have been done up. Can't speak for the state of the ladies' powder room, but the men's toilets were a bit rank.
Anyone in that side of the pub could smell that the gents was rank. The mix of amonia and airfreshner was not good.
The womens bogs generally lacked more than one of the following - light bulbs, soap, paper, door locks, toilet seats and offen with puddles of water on the floor, and yes they smelled rank too. 'Ladies powder room' I wish!
Indeed. The pale lettering/tiles combo must be one of the worst examples of design I've ever seen. It's headache-inducing, like an optical illusion.
Made my eyes go funny....hadn't even had a drink!
It stands out quite well for a few minutes when the Sun reflecting off the builders merchant's window opposite hits it at a particular angle at about 10am.
Anybody got a picture of this apparent design monstrosity? I'm intrigued...
10 am is a bit early to be at the boozer mate
Perfectly acceptable on a Friday.
Opening night... Big fight, some guy headbutted a barman, cops in wagons outside
More importantly, tiles look shit
Wow. Old regulars expressing their views on the refurb?
Gentrification gone mad, I tells ya.
Did someone really walk off with that long ladder?
First time I ever set eyes on the Commercial (over 20 years ago), I stepped out of HH station and looked across the road at the pub just a geezer came flying through the window...as a result of a pub brawl.
Here's how those hoardings looked yesterday.
I hope that attractive Victorian shop window (left) survives.
Here it is with a little of today's lovely sunshine helping it stand out!
Inside is ok - better for having removed the big built in seats. More space. Not sure about it being painted white to the rear bar seating area - it's a bit bright. Not a huge change overall.
Sorry. I didn't inspect the bogs.
Looks a bit like a Walls Viennetta.
welcome to Herne Hill.
show us a pic without the sunshine - thats how we'll normally see it. Does the lighting at night help it stand out?
Herne Hill is to get a Costa Coffee and a Greggs in the refurbished arches, apparently. Which is crap news for the bakery and independent coffee shops. I will be voting with my wallet and staying away. Doesn't bode well for Brixton, either.
That's a real shame but comes as no surprise. I expect Brixton's arches to be filled with similar and some 'independents' aimed at the well heeled market.
A Greggs. There will be outraged people. Property prices will plummet. Oh dear oh dear.
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