Candlemaker136 Battersea High Street
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After eight months' closure, this pub was reopened on 1 November 2012 by new owners InnBrighton, now the Laine Pub Company. A complete internal makeover incorporates the old kitchen as trade space and a lot of work has gone into the garden, with smoking shelters back and front. The new upstairs kitchen was once a meeting/function room and the top floor is the manager’s domestic accommodation. Cask beer was discontinued in 2021 owing to lack of demand but returned in March 2023. The pub was suddenly taken over in September from Laine's by Smok'd, who run the Britannia, SE1 and the Greyhound in Kingston. Like them, a 'modern British barbecue restaurant' but free of tie, with a commitment to cask beer and the promise of local favourites such as Twickenham Naked Ladies, it should thrive as a real ale pub. Early days, but fingers crossed!