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Campaign for Real Ale

WhatPub updates to 14 July 2019

The following represent updates to CAMRA's WhatPub database took place between 9 June and 14 July 2019


BLACKFEN, GEORGE STAPLES (Stonegate), 273 Blackfen Road, DA15 8PR. Uncooled minipins of cider on barback shelves, eg Lilley's

SIDCUP, ALMA (Ei Group), 10 Alma Road, DA14 4EA. Freehold sold by Ei to Tavern Propco.

WELLING, ROSE & CROWN (Ei Group), 15 Welling High Street, DA16 1TR. Real Ale no longer available.


SE19, URBAN CELLAR, 48 Church Road, SE19 2ET. This tiny venue is an off-licence with a large range of beers from mainly local breweries as well as other drinks. Two keg taps dispense a changing choice of craft ales and a further two have wines. You can drink on the premises outside under the awning, and for that reason plastic glasses are used. There is a toilet available downstairs.

CARSHALTON, PALMERSTON (Ei Group), 31 Mill Lane, SM5 2JY. Real Ale no longer available.

COULSDON, JACK & JILL (Star (Heineken UK)), Longlands Avenue, CR5 2QJ. Reopned.

CROYDON, GOLDEN LION (Ei Group), 144 Stanley Road, CR0 3QB. Real Ale no longer available.

CROYDON, DOG & BULL (Ram Pub Company (Young's)), 24 Surrey Street, CR0 1RG. Now offers an unstated CAMRA Membership Discount.

CROYDON, ODD SHOE, 24 Park Street, CR0 1YE. Closed 2018 and demolished 2019 as part of the Queen's Square redevelopment

SOUTH CROYDON, PURLEY ARMS (Star (Heineken UK)), 345 Brighton Road, CR2 6ER. One of many pubs operated by Austin Whelan.

SUTTON, EBB & FLOW CAFE BAR (Marston's), 59-61 High Street, SM1 1DT. Real Ale no longer available.

THORNTON HEATH, HORSESHOE, 745 London Road, CR7 6AW. Demolished.

WALLINGTON, WALLINGTON ARMS (Antic), 6-16 Woodcote Road, SM6 0NN. Closed.


EC1, EXMOUTH ARMS (Ei Group), 23 Exmouth Market, EC1R 4QL. Ei Group sold to ICL PENSION TRUST, still operated by Barworks.

EC1, BLACKSMITH & THE TOFFEE MAKER (Star (Heineken UK)), 292 St John Street, EC1V 4PA. Reopened and renamed DAME ALICE OWEN who was born 1547 the daughter of an Islington innkeeper. Married three times, first to a Master Brewer, then a Mercer and lastly a Judge, She survived them all and as a rich widow was in the position to help her the most in need of Islington. She established ten almshouses for poor widows and a free school which is still going strong to this day. Five hand pumps - 4 cask ales and a cider. Regular beer is Watney's Pale Ale.

EC2, GREEN VIC , 42 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3EP. Ethical bar opened in June 2019. It aims to put planet before profit in all areas. Craft Beer.

EC3, CORNEY & BARROW (Drake & Morgan), 25 Fenchurch Ave, EC3M 5AD. Renamed MONIKER.

EC3, BAVARIAN BEERHOUSE (Bavarian Beerhouse Group), 9 The Arches Crutched Friars, EC3N 2AU. Reopened and renamed BIERSCHENKE - still a German Beer Hall

EC4, HACK & HOP (Pubs of Distinction), 35 Whitefriars Street, EC4Y 8BH. Now offers a 10% CAMRA Membership Discount

E1, CARPENTERS ARMS (Tower Hamlets), 135 Cambridge Heath Road, E1 5RN. Real Ale no longer available.

E1, JUNO (Distinct Group), 134-135 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JE. Renamed MATCHBOX.

E2, NELSONS HEAD, 32 Horatio Street, E2 7SB. Renamed NELSON'S and opeated by Stagg & Barbour Events. It has gone through a number of renovations over the last decade; the latest incarnation is a welcoming LGBTQ+ pub with a roaring Sunday trade for the Flower Market and a traditional roast dinner. The new owners, Benjamin Todd (former Home & Casita manager) and Stagg & Barber Events (running bars from festivals to Royal Ascot) have brought their twist to the site in the redesign and the new drinks on offer. The beer taps also churn out a number of craft beers (Deviant & Dandy and Goose Island) and a number of cans are available if you want to take advantage of the takeaway license. Extensive gin menu.

E5, STAR BY HACKNEY DOWNS (Ei Group), 35 Queensdown Road, E5 8NN. Sold by Ei to Tavern , still operated by the Electric Star group.

E14, RUM&SUGAR ( (Drake & Morgan), 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, E14 4AL. New bar in a forner cafe called 1802. Specialises in Rum but has Meantime and Camden on tap

E16, DURHAM ARMS (Cubit), 24 Stephenson Street, E16 4SA, Converted to co-working space via ministry of startups

E17, QUEENS ARMS (Ei Group), 42 Orford Road, E17 9NJ. Freehold sold by Ei to Tavern Propco.


N3, DIGNITY (Mitchells & Butlers), 363 Regents Park Road, London, N3 1DH. Reopened and renamed KING OF PRUSSIA after a couple of years as a chicken restaurant. Now run by Dan Fox, mostly keg on offer but two taps usually dispense real ale on air pressure from the likes of Redemption and Windsor & Eton.

N18, TALBOT FREEHOUSE, 161 Silver Street, N18 1PY. Renamed DICEY REILLY'S. and offers a real ale in the form of London Pride.

NW3, SPANIARDS (Castle (Mitchells & Butlers)), Spaniards Road, NW3 7JJ. Now offers Westons Old Rosie.


KINGSTON, BOATERS INN (Metropolitan (Greene King)), Canbury Gardens, Lower Ham Rd, KT2 5AU. No longer LocAle accredited.

NEW MALDEN, HAN (Ei Group), 1 High Street, KT3 4DQ. Leasehold sold by Ei to Tavern Subpropco 2019.


N1, MICHAEL'S DEN, 21 Halliford Street, N1 3HB. Closed. Lease on the market for some time.

N1, WILLIAM IV (Max Barney Pub Company), 7 Shepherdess Walk, N1 7QE. Pub freehold for sale with AG&G in June .

N4, KINGS HEAD (Ei Group), 126 Blackstock Road, N4 2DR. Freehold sold by Ei to Tavern Propco.

N4, ARSENAL TAVERN (Ei Group), 175 Blackstock Road, N4 2JS. Closed suddenly in July

N5, BANK OF FRIENDSHIP (Ei Group), 226 Blackstock Road, N5 1EA. Freehold sold by Ei to Tavern Propco.

N5, DRAYTON PARK (Ei Group), 66 Drayton Park, N5 1ND. Freehold sold by Ei to Tavern Propco.

N5, WHITE HOUSE (Ei Group), 313 Highbury New Park, N5 2LB. Reopened as a Italian Restaurant/steak house named TETTO'S,

N6, DUKE'S HEAD), 16 Highgate High Street, N6 5JG. 15% off all cask and keg beers for card carrying camra Members.

N7, ISLINGTON SPORTS BAR, 274-276 Holloway Road, N7 6NE. The Islington Sports Bar and Grill is closed while it installs soundproofing to bring it in line with council requirements.

N16, STOKEY BEARS (Remedy Bars), 129 Stoke Newington High St, N16 0PH. Reopened and reverted to ORIGINAL SIN.

N16, RAILWAY TAVERN ALE HOUSE, 2 St Jude Street, N16 8JT. No longer offers a CAMRA Membership Discount.

N19, TOURIAN LOUNGE (Ei Group), 90 Highgate Hill, N19 5NQ. Freehold sold by Ei to Tavern Propco.

NW1, CONSTITUTION (Ei Group), 42 St Pancras Way, NW1 0QT. Freehold sold by Ei to Tavern Propco, still leased to Pubs of Distinction

NW1, HOPE & ANCHOR, 74 Crowndale Road, NW1 1TP. Demolished.

NW1, BREE LOUISE (Enterprise Inns), 69 Cobourg Street, NW1 2HH. Demolished.

NW1, BELGO NOORD BAAR (Belgo Restaurants), 72 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AN. Closed, lease on the market.

NW3, STAG (Ei Group), 67 Fleet Road, NW3 2QU. Freehold sold by Ei to Tavern Propco.

NW5, SOUTHAMPTON ARMS (EI Group), 139 Highgate Road, NW5 1LE. Sold by Ei to TAVERN PROPCO LIMITED 2019 - leaseholder is THIRSTY BEAST LIMITED.

NW5, LADY HAMILTON, 289 Kentish Town Road, NW5 2JS. Real Cider now available.

NW6, GOOD SHIP, 289 Kilburn High Road, NW6 7JR. Demolished.

NW6, KILBURN ARMS (Star (Heineken UK)Brent Council), 97-101 Willesden Lane, NW6 7SD. Real ale no longer available.

WC1, QUEENS LARDER (Greene King), 1 Queen Square, WC1N 3AR. Sold by GK to COSMIC SECURITIES LIMITED Feb 2019. Real ale range no longer seems to include GK beers:- Doom Bar and up to thee London beers.


BRENTFORD, ROYAL OAK (Wellington), 38 New Road, TW8 0NU. Renamed BROOK. Real ale range increased from one on match days to Dark Star Hophead; St Austell Tribute;; Titanic Plum Porter and two guest beers. The bar has six handpumps, a rack of keg taps and a blackboard listing the beers & ciders with their prices and ABV.

HAM, HAND & FLOWER (Ei Group), Upper Ham Road, Richmond, TW10 5LA. Closed. Pub lease on the market.

HAM, HAM BREWERY TAP (Admiral Taverns), 4/6 Ham Street, Richmond, TW10 7HT. Pub reported to have been sold.

HAMPTON COURT, KINGS ARMS HOTEL (Hall & Woodhouse), Lion Gate, Hampton Court Road, East Molesey, KT8 9DD. Sold and reopened under independent ownership. Hogs Back TEA + a guest such as Twickenham Summer Sun available.

HAMPTON WICK, FORESTERS ARMS (Star (Heineken UK)), 45 High Street, KT1 4DG. Change of Tenant mid June 2019.

SW13, TREE HOUSE (Star (Heineken UK)), 73 White Hart Lane, London, SW13 0PW. Closed.

SW13, BRIDGE (Star (Heineken UK)), 204 Castelnau, Barnes, London, SW13 9DW. Renamed BRIDGE IN BARNES. Membership Discount Scheme Change: Now yes Located a brief walk from Hammersmith Bridge, this spacious pub has a bright, comfortable feel to it and described as a community centered gastro pub. It has a hidden patio garden that is currently (in their opinion) one of the best kept secrets in Barnes. However, it closes at 9.30pm Mon-Sat and 8.30pm Sunday. All day Sunday roasts noon to 9.00 pm. Steak night Tuesdays, from 6pm. Wednesday is quiz night and starts at 8pm.

TWICKENHAM, BEAR (Stonegate), 26-28 York Street, TW1 3LJ. Rebranded as a BE AT ONE cocktail bar. No Draught beer.


SE6, FELLOWSHIP & STAR, Randlesdown Road, SE6 3BT. Reopened on 14 June operated by Electric Star. Seating is at a mish-mash of high tables and chairs, bench seating and low tables and chairs around all sides of a central bar servery, with some booth seating towards the rear. Lots of the original dark wood panelling remains. 3 handpumps serving]; Sharp's Doom Bar and a varying beer from Brockley.

SE7, WHITE SWAN (Golfrate), 22 The Village, SE7 8UD. CAMRA membership discount reduced to 20p off a pint of real ale.

SE9, DRAUGHTS (Ei Group), 34 Eltham High Street, SE9 1BT. Freehold sold by Ei to Tavern Propco.

SE10, MITRE HOTEL (Castle (Mitchells & Butlers)), 291 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NA. Renamed MITRE

SE14, ROYAL ALBERT (Antic), 460 New Cross Road, SE14 6TJ. Real cider such as Thatcher’s now on handpump.

SE18, OLD MILL (Ei Group), 1 Old Mill Road, SE18 1QG. Freehold sold by Ei to Tavern Propco.

SE22, DULWICH BEER DISPENSARY (Southey Brewing), 481 Lordship Lane, SE22 8PB. Closed in May 2019.

SE23, HILL (Ei Group), 45-47 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN. Reopened.


CRANHAM, JOBBER'S REST (Ei Group), St Mary's Lane, RM14 3LT. Sold by Ei to Tavern Propco, still operate by White Brasserie .

DAGENHAM, EASTBROOK (Brakspear Pub Co), Dagenham Road / Rainham Road South, RM10 7UP. Sold by W.H. Brakspear & Sons to Eastbrook Holdings.


SW8, STEAX (Modern American Steakhouse Ltd), 3 St George Wharf, SW8 2LE. Renamed WATERFRONT.LONDON. in 2017.

SW11, BANK (Fuller's), 31-37 Northcote Road, SW11 1NJ. Renamed OLD BANK. Refurbished in May 2019 with horseshoe bar now on back wall.

SW12, MOON UNDER WATER (Wetherspoon), 194 Balham High Road, SW12 9BP. Renamed CYCLIST. Reopened with relaunch, new name and new owners Urban Pubs & Bars in May 2019. Sadly no real ale.

SW16, HORSE & GROOM (Greene King), 60 Streatham High Road, SW16 1DA. Besides the Trumans guest beers, it is planned (July 2019) to stock Greene King XX Mild as a regular offering.

SW17, WHEATSHEAF (Ei Group), 2 Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG. Freehold sold by Ei to Tavern Propco.

SW19, WILLIAM MORRIS, 20 Watermill Way, Merton Abbey Mills (off Merantun Way), SW19 2RD. Reopened by Amtel Sheem Ltd following refurbishment, with handpumps to be installed shortly. Real ales expected to be By the Horns Hopadelic, Sharp's Doom Bar and a Sharp's house beer: William Morris (4.2%).


SW1, MUNICH CRICKET CLUB (Moonshine Bars), 61-71 Victoria Street (entrance in Strutton Ground), SW1H 0HW. Closed. The venue has shifted to a larger site very nearby.

SW1, GALLERY (Ei Group), 1 Lupus Street, SW1V 3AS. Lease with Destinations Hostels & Bars Co Ltd.

SW1, PAXTON'S HEAD (Greene King), 153 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7PA. Real Cider now available.

SW7, HEREFORD ARMS (Fuller's), 127 Gloucester Road, SW7 4TE. Westons Old Rosie available.

SW10, WORLD'S END MARKET (Wellington), 459 Kings Road, SW10 0LR. Real Ale no longer available.

W1, COACH & HORSES (Fuller's), 29 Greek Street, W1D 5DH. Following cessation of previous tenancy, this is now a Fuller's managed house. The piano singalongs will continue on Wednesdays and Saturdays. There will be no food available until the Kitchen is re-furbished, which hopefully will be finished by the end of July 2019

W2, VAGABOND , 6a Sheldon Square, W2 6EZ. Vagabond is a small London wine-bar & wine-tasting chain, but this particular one on the Paddington Basin also has keg beer taps. The kitchen is open for breakfast right through to dinner with seasonal dishes, brunch, fresh juices, teas and coffees. The food offering veers towards tapas, charcuterie and cheese but also with a few more substantial dishes.

W6, DRAFT HOUSE (Ei Group), 238 Shepherds Bush Road, W6 7NL. Freehold sold by Ei to Tavern Propco

W8, PRINCE OF WALES (Greene King), 8 Kensington Church Street, W8 4EP. Real cider now on sale.

W9, WARRINGTON (Faucet Inn), 93 Warrington Crescent, W9 1EH. As at June 2019 the lease of this venue was for sale via Davis Coffer Lyons.

W9, FRANKFORT ARMS (Ei Group), 518 Harrow Road, W9 3QA. Now part of Ei’s Craft Union Pub Co subsiduary.

W10, KENSINGTON PARK (Harcourt Inns), 139 Ladbroke Grove, W10 6HJ. Renamed KPH.

W12, ASKEW PUB & KITCHEN (Greene King), 269 Uxbridge Road, W12 9DS. Freehold sold by GK to Mulberry Group Investments for £1.2m April 2019


HAREFIELD, BEAR ON THE BARGE (Star (Heineken UK)), Moorhall Road, UB9 6PE. Reopened.

HARROW WEALD, SEVEN BALLS (Star (Heineken UK)), 749 Kenton Lane, HA3 6AW. Reopened and renamed SEVEN..

SOUTH HARROW, SALT BAR (EI Group), 1 Roxeth Hill, HA2 0JY. Freehold sold by Ei to Tavern Propco.

W13, PASHA KITCHEN, 78-80 Northfield Avenue, W13 9RR. Renamed MEDITERRANEAN KITCHEN.

W7, ROYAL (Mitchells & Butlers), Boston Road, W7 2AX. Real Ale removed.