The Grosvenor to reopen in March 2019!

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  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

  2. editor

    editor hiraethified

  3. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

  4. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Looks like flats. You can just see them here

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  5. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    I asked on Twitter. It is flats. :(
     
  6. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

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  7. editor

    editor hiraethified

    It's on the border with Stockwell (as the article stated) and like many businesses similarly located, they've chosen to say that they're in Brixton because they're likely to attract more custom that way.
     
  8. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    (((stockwell))) :(
     
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  9. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    Any idea who the new licencees are editor ?
     
  10. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    I had a dream last night and the Grosvenor was in it.
    The windows were made of brown smoked glass
    a few people were outside drinking Vimto, both hot and cold, in pint glasses
    the bar staff, about 10 in number were wearing elaborate fancy dress
    and having a private party behind the bar
    they were refusing service to anyone who didn't speak in the right tone
    but no one could work out what the right tone was
    this was to curb rudeness to bar staff.....

    Edited to add that I found this via Twitter

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    WTF......thats the opening beer line up.
    The Oedipus Polyamorie retails at £3.29 for a small bottle online.
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2019
  11. Twattor

    Twattor Well-Known Member

    That's a fantastic beer list. It's rare to find Lervig on tap and Deya is one of the top breweries in the UK right now turning out consistently brilliant stuff.

    Pub will be full of hipsters and beer geeks.
     
  12. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    Would you be willing to have a guess at the cost of a pint ?
    I'm thinking £6+
     
  13. Twattor

    Twattor Well-Known Member

    Beers like that are unlikely to be drunk in pints - they're mostly crazy strong. Possibly £3-4 a third.

    It's setting itself up as a high end craft beer destination rather than a session boozer.
     
  14. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    12 pound pints !!
     
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  15. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    :( Bleak news indeed
     
  16. Twattor

    Twattor Well-Known Member

    It's a thing. I was in Rake in Borough Market last night and was amazed at the number of people coming in and asking for "something like Carling" (they have no mainstream beer or any lagers) and then end up paying a tenner for a pint of pale ale when there are two other pubs within yards that sell generic shit lager for normal prices.

    Grosvenor II doesn't sound like the place to go if you want a dozen pints of an eve but ideal as somewhere to stop in on the walk home from Stockwell of an evening for a couple of thirds.
     
  17. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    Unlike borough market there are few pubs in the neck of the woods we are discussing, the nu-100% vegan Queens Head, whose price list I have not yet seen but I am not optimistic, the cashless youth club hell that is the crown and anchor, and now the nugrosvenor. The old Grosvenor, no Arms please, was inclusive to the max, and it was not unusual to see old school locals drinking "generic shit lager*" or ale whilst full punk rock mayhem was unfolding around them. This new incarnation sounds atrocious, pretentious as fuck and looks like it will not serve the local "generic" population like the old one did.
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2019
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  18. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I've never heard of any of those but I suspect the price of those fancy sounding beers will attract a very different crowd to the Grosvenor I knew and loved.

    I wish the new owners all the success, but I suspect it's not going to be a place I frequent.
     
  19. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I can't say, "Let's go to the pub for a couple of thirds" has ever been in my vocabulary and I can't see it turning up any time soon.
     
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  20. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    Interestingly Fuller's have opened another tap room up the Kennington Rd, The Hercules, in an old pub that used be a Thai restaurant. Bucks the trend of pubs closing but maybe that area can sustain it as all the other pubs are busy.
     
  21. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    AHH, went last there last night on bus and wondered what had happened there.
     
  22. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    Unconfirmed reports from social media saying that the nugrosvenor opens tonight.
     
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  23. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Please tell me they're serving pints and not twatty thirds and that the prices are in the realm of affordable and not another one of those fucking 'occasional treats' that some people here think are just dandy.
     
  24. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    Passed by for a gander, looks unlikely to be opening tonight unless exposed wiring is now on trend, can't comment on glass sizes or prices.
    Here is the pic of the nu bar area nicked from FB......

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    I think the bar might now be orientated along the wall where the comfy seating was formerly but the whiteout interior may have confused me.
     
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  25. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    Looks like the inside of one of those stupid fancy craft beer places, like the one that has taken up residence in one of the arches on the Albert embankment in Vauxhall where once a rather insalubrious night club used to be.
     
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  26. editor

    editor hiraethified

    This is interesting. Goldfrate (the owners) had already entered into an agreement to lease the ground floor and basement to the Co-operative Food Group, for a term of 15 years.

    And here's where Lambeth stuck in their heels:

    End in sight for CAMRA’s hybrid ACV nominations? - Freeths | Legal Specialists for Drinks, Hospitality and Leisure
     
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  27. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

    Had a little peek in through the windows on my way home this afternoon. Looks almost ready, but no sign of life yet.
     
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  28. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    It was like that last time I went by, checked the Twitter here's a pic from yesterday

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    .....been open 2 weeks, haven't gone in yet.
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2019
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  29. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

  30. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    Went in tonight to check it out
    Nothing like the old Grosvenor as expected
    Quiet when I went in, bit of a library/wine bar vibe
    £4.40 a pint cheapest but very nice tasty brews
    £4.90 for something a bit more upmarket, I had an extra half
    Luxury beers available for more
    Pints served....thirds and and two thirds optional
    I will go back for another look at some point.
     
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