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Campaign for Real Ale

WhatPub updates to 11 November 2020

The following represent updates to CAMRA's WhatPub database took place between 15 September and 11 November 2020


NEW MICROPUB BEXLEY, NEXT DOOR, 3 Mill Row, DA5 1LA. Located within one of the railway arches, this establishment opened in September 2020, serving 5 local real ales direct by gravity from cask and by handpump. Also bottled beers, gin, other spirits, prosecco, tea and coffee. It's very much in the style of a micropub, though it doesn't promote itself as such. NHS QR code and temperature check on entry. 10% discount on real ale to card-carrying CAMRA members. Was OMG and CAFE TRAX.

NEW MICROPUB WELLING, HANGAR , 35 Bellegrove Road, DA16 3PB. This is the sister micropub to the one of the same name at the Oval in Sidcup, and was formally opened by the Mayor of Bexley on 26th Oct 2020. The decor is dark with traditional bench seating arranged in booths, plus a low seating area at the rear. There is currently no outside seating. Gins and cocktails are promoted, with a variety of wines also available. During the Covid restrictions reservations are recommended at busy times via their website. Track-and-trace is by both paper and app. Payment is by card or cash. Strictly over 21 at all times. Four Changing real ales on graviy from the likes of Mad Squirrel, No Frills and Twisted Oak. Real cider is also available.


CHISLEHURST, CROWN INN (Shepherd Neame), School Road, BR7 5PQ. No longer Cask Marque accredited - Sheps have pulled out of scheme.


SW16, ROYAL BRITISH LEGION CLUB NORBURY, 1268A London Road, SW16 4EJ. Reported permanently closed.

CROYDON, ALMA TAVERN (Star), 127-129 Lower Addiscombe Road, CR0 6PU. Reported permanently closed.

SUTTON, COCK & BULL (Fuller's), 26-30 High Street, SM1 1HF. Closed - understood Fuller's will sell this pub.


E1, ARTICHOKE, 91 Stepney Way, E1 3BG. Closed and gutted 2001. Still vacant October 2020. Planning permission granted in 2015 to demolish and redevelop site.

E1, DEAN SWIFT (Wellington), 2 Deancross Street, E1 2QA. Closed. Planning permission to redevelop site retaining pub was refused March 2020. Sept 2020 - building site.

E1, MECHANIC BREWING COMPANY TAPROOM, Arch 22a, Cudworth Street, E1 5QU. Brewery closed 3 November - looking to relocate in 2021.

E1, MOMENTO LOUNGE BAR, 23-24 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6PG. Renamed EDGE.

E4, MO-BO'S, 160 Station Road, E4 6AN. Now Japanese restaurant

E4, WINE FACTOR , 75 Station Road, E4 7BU. Wine bar with craft beer in back of off licence.

E10, GRAVITY WELL TAPROOM, Arch 142, Tilbury Road, E10 6RE. Closed. Brewery taproom relocated in another railway arch (see openings above).

E10, GRAVITY WELL TAPROOM , Arch 155 Midland Road., E10 6JT. New taproom of Gravity Well brewery. Aims to cover a broad range of the craft beer spectrum whilst maintaining the focus on their signature hazy, juicy pales and IPAs. Food can be ordered from Spicebox, a local Vegan Indian restauarnt.

E14, TOMMY FLOWERS PUB , 50 Aberfeldy Street, E14 0NU. Community owned pub opened in the Summer of 2018 named after Tommy Flowers (1905-1998) was born a short walk away at 160 Abbott Road, Poplar. He first worked as an engineer with the British Post Office, then went on to design Colossus “the world’s first programmable electronic computer.” The building operates as a community space on Mon-Wed. Beer is Guiness/Carlsberg.

E14, QUEENS HEAD, 8 Flamborough Street, E14 7LS. Freehold for sale via Tarn & Tarn Oct 2020.

E15, BRITANNIA, 2 Plaistow Grove, E15 3ER. Closed November 2019 due to idenified structural problems. Planning permission refused July 2020 to demolish pub & develop the site retaining a pub.

E16, BECKTON ARMS, 1 Beckton Road, E16 1PU. Reopened..

EC1, ARTISAN (OF CLERKENWELL) (Greene King/Metropolitan), 53 St John's Square, EC1V 4JL. Closed - not going to reopen under Greene King management.

EC1, BARSMITH (Marylebone Leisure Group), 20 St John Street, EC1M 4AY. Closed for refurbishment in Dec 2019 - still a building site Oct 2020.

EC1, THREE KINGS (Bermondsey Pub Co (Ei Group)), 7 Clerkenwell Close, EC1R 0DY. No longer Cask Marque accredited.

EC2, OLD DOCTOR BUTLER'S HEAD (Shepherd Neame), 2 Mason's Avenue, EC2V 5BT. No longer Cask Marque accredited - Sheps have pulled out of scheme.

EC3, EAST INDIA ARMS (Shepherd Neame), 67 Fenchurch Street, EC3M 4BR. No longer Cask Marque accredited - Sheps have pulled out of scheme.

EC3, JAMAICA WINE HOUSE (Shepherd Neame), St Michaels Alley - Cornhill, EC3V 9DS. No longer Cask Marque accredited - Sheps have pulled out of scheme.

EC3, MINORIES (Stonegate), 64-73 Minories, EC3N 1JL. Cask Marque re-accredited.

EC4, FOUR SISTERS TOWNHOUSE, 5 Groveland Court, Bow Lane, EC4M 9EH. Closed for refurbishment.

EC4, UNION (Union Bar & Grill Ltd), 35 Old Bailey, EC4M 7AU. Reported not reopening.


N3, ANNIE TWOMEY'S, 168 Ballards Lane, N3 2PE. Renamed ANNIES on reopening following major rebuilding of the pub.

NW4, GREYHOUND (Young’s/Ram Pub Company), 52 Church End, NW4 4JT. No longer Cask Marque accredited.

HIGH BARNET, WHITE LION, 50 St. Albans Road, EN5 4LA. Remains closed. Freehold on the market for £1m via A3A4 Licensed Property September 2020

PONDERS END, PICTURE PALACE (Hawthorn Leisure), Howard Hall, Lincoln Road, EN3 4AQ. No longer Cask Marque accredited.


KINGSTON, FIGHTING COCKS, 56, Old London Road, KT2 6QA. No real ale.

KINGSTON, WOODY`S, 5 Ram Passage, High Street, KT1 1HH. No real ale.

NEW MALDEN, BAR MALDEN (Marston's), 1-3 St George's Square, KT3 4HG. Reopened.

NEW MALDEN, ROYAL OAK (Mosaic Pub and Dining), 90 Coombe Road, KT3 4RD. No longer offers a CAMRA discount.

SURBITON , CAP IN HAND (ex-Wetherspoon), 174, Hook Rise North, KT6 5DE. Closed since 2016. Reverted to MENDOZA from RICO PROPERTIES in July 2020.

SURBITON , SURBITON FLYER (Fuller's), 84 Victoria Road, KT6 4NS. No longer offers a CAMRA discount.


N1, ALPACA (Star), 84-86 Essex Road, N1 8LU. Now Cask Marque accredited.

N1, CHAPEL BAR (Star), 29a Penton Street, N1 9PX. Now an event space

N1, CRAFT BEER CO. ISLINGTON (Craft Beer Co), 55 White Lion Street, N1 9PP. Not reopening under current management.

N1, HANBURY ARMS (LHR Pubs), 33 Linton Street, N1 7DU. Now under True Pub Co ownership.

N1, JOKER OF PENTON STREET (Laine Pub Company), 58 Penton Street, N1 9PZ. Currently closed bue due to reopen as DAY & NIGHT under different management.

N1, KINGS (Ei Group), 59 Essex Road, N1 2SF. Reopened.

N1, LIBRARY (Bermondsey Pub Co (Ei Group)), 235 Upper Street, N1 1RU. No longer Cask Marque accredited.

N1, TAPROOM, 163 Upper Street, N1 1US. Imaginatively renamed 163 UPPER STREET under The Wine Cellar of Highgate management. 8 beers on tap promised.

N4, OLD DAIRY (Metropolitan (Greene King)), 1-3 Crouch Hill, N4 4AP. Closed - not going to reopen under Greene King management.

N4, ZELMAN DRINKS (Ei Group), 5 Station Place, N4 2DH. Closed and boarded, lease available from the Arches Company.

N6, DUKE'S HEAD, 16 Highgate High Street, N6 5JG. Closed - lease on the market.

NW1, ALBERT, 11 Princess Road, NW1 8JR. Having closed in September 2016, reopened officially by Andrew Marr October 2020. Real ales on reopening:- Dark Star Hophead; Fuller's London Pride and hornbridge Jaipur IPA

NW1, ROCKET (Oak Tree (Mitchells & Butlers)), 120 Euston Road, NW1 2AL. No longer offers a real cider.

NW3, OLD WHITE BEAR, Well Road, NW3 1LJ. Other Owner changed to Max Barney Pub Company Freehold sold by BRAAID VENTURES LIMITED (IOM) to THE MAX BARNEY PUB COMPANY (JERSEY) Sept 2020.

NW5, NEVER FOR EVER (Urban Leisure), Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, NW5 1TL. The "home brews" advertised in the original announcement refers to the lager that is available throughout the chain brewed for them by Fourpure .

NW6, PRIORY TAVERN (Bermondsey Pub Co (Ei Group)), 250 Belsize Road, NW6 4BT. Moved to Stonegate’s Craft Pubs brand.

NW10, FLYNNS, 117 High Road, NW10 2SL. Reopened in September under a new name BAR 117 and new management and refurbishment.

WC1, BLOOMSBURY KITCHEN & BAR (Thistle (GLH Hotels Ltd)), 126 Southampton Row, WC1B 5AA. Renamed THISTLE BLOOMSBURY PARK.

WC1, DOUBLETREE BY HILTON HOTEL LONDON - WEST END (Hilton), 92 Southampton Row,, WC1B 4BB. Renamed. Following a refurbishment the bar has been renamed BAR 92

WC1, HERMES LOUNGE BAR (Grange Hotels), Jurys Inn London Holborn, 50-60 Southampton Row, WC1B 4AR. Renamed NYX BY LEONARDO HOTELS.

WC1, MABEL'S TAVERN (Shepherd Neame), 9 Mabledon Place, WC1H 9AZ. No longer Cask Marque accredited - Sheps have pulled out of scheme.

WC2, BELGO HOLBORN (Casual Dining), 67 Kingsway, WC2B 6TD. Reported not to be reopening following the operator going into administration.

WC2, BLOOMSBURY TAVERN (Shepherd Neame), 236 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8EG. No longer Cask Marque accredited - Sheps have pulled out of scheme.


W4, ROEBUCK (Brunning & Price (Restaurant Group)), 122 Chiswick High Road, W4 1PU. Closed for refurbishment.

BRENTFORD, MAGPIE & CROWN (Wellington), 128 High Street, TW8 8EW. Offers an unstated CAMRA discount Sun-Wed.

HAMTON COURT, MITRE HOTEL, Hampton Court Road, East Molesey, KT8 9BN. Reopened October 2020 after an extensive multi-million pound makeover.

HAMPTON WICK, FORESTERS ARMS (Star (Heineken UK)), 45 High Street, KT1 4DG. Now Cask Marque accredited.


TEDDINGTON, CLOCK HOUSE (Ei Group), 69 High Street, TW11 8HA. The pub reopened and under new management in October. Speaking to the new publican at the time he said “The pub is in the process of redecorating and will also be changing its name in the new year. The aim is for the pub to be family and dog friendly community pub, with both Sky and BT Sports. The kitchen is expected to be open by mid-October and will include stone baked pizza and traditional English pub food with a twist.”


SE1, BEER HOUSE WATERLOO (SSP), Unit 4, Waterloo Mainline Railway Station, SE1 7LY. As the bar is still closed, unsurprisingly it is no longer Cask Marque accredited.

SE1, WINDMILL (Fuller's), 86 The Cut, SE1 8LW. Removed from the register of historic pub interiors.

SE7, WHITE HORSE, 704 Woolwich Road, SE7 8LQ. Re-opened and in business. New front fascia signage says Bar & Bistro.

SE8, JOB CENTRE (Antic), 120 Deptford High Street, SE8 4NS. Has remained closed.

SE10, ROYAL STANDARD, 67 Pelton Road, SE10 9AH. Reported by CAMRA member as closed before Covid-19 lockdown.

SE10, SPANISH GALLEON (Shepherd Neame), 48 Greenwich Church Street, SE10 9BL. No longer Cask Marque accredited - Sheps have pulled out of scheme. Also Sheps have put the leasehold of this pub on the market via AG&G.

SE12, BARING HALL HOTEL (Antic), 368 Baring Road, SE12 0DU. Has remained closed.

SE12, DUTCH HOUSE (Stonegate), Sidcup Road, SE12 9AL. Closed for redevelopment. Local talk is venue will be a cafe also selling alcohol.

SE13, DIRTY SOUTH (Wellington), 162 Lee High Road, SE13 5PR. Closed, reason not ascertained. At October 2020 all doors and windows covered with metal sheeting and website not accessible.

SE13, SUTTONS RADIO (Antic), 139-141 Lewisham High Street, SE13 6AA. Has remained closed.

SE16, SURREY DOCKS (Wetherspoon), 185 Lower Road, SE16 2LW. Cider no longer available,

SE17, MANOR OF WALWORTH (Antic), 140-142 Walworth Road, SE17 1JL. Has remained closed.

SE18, ALBION (Lakeview Estates), 78 Woolwich Church Street, SE18 5NN. Renamed LE WOURI. No real ale.

SE18, KINGS ARMS, 1 Frances Street, SE18 5EF. Now demolished.

SE18, WOOLWICH EQUITABLE (Antic), Equitable House, 10 Woolwich New Road, SE18 6AB. Has remained closed.

SE19, WALKER BRIGGS (Antic), 23 Westow Hill, SE19 1TQ. Has remained closed.

SE22, ANETO, 58-60 East Dulwich Road, SE22 9AX. Facebook reported closure after 7 years of business, on 30th July 2020.


CHADWELL HEATH, WHITE HORSE (M&B), 118 High Road, RM6 6NU. Already reported closed in Aug 2017 - planning permission for change of use granted on Sept 16th 2019 for three blocks of flats on the pub's car park, garden & in part of the pub, but retaining the front of the pub. The pub suffered major fire damage on 20th September 2020.


SW8, QUEENS ARMS, 139 St Philip Street, SW8 3SS. A wedge-shaped corner pub, reopened in September 2020 after three years of closure. Sharp's Doom Bar on handpump.

SW15, GREEN MAN (Young's), Putney Heath, SW15 3NG. Reopened following Young's sensitive refurbishment of this country-house style pub on the edge of the heath.

SW18, BLOODY BENS, 422 Garratt Lane, SW18 4HW. Renamed CICCHINA & WINE - a wine bar with no draught beer.


SW1, LORD MOON OF THE MALL (Wetherspoon), 18 Whitehall, SW1A 2DY. Temporarily reopened by freeholder McMullens rather cheekly as SPOONS UNDER THE WATER. The pop-up pub whilst building work is completed sells no real ale but 3 keg beers from McMullen’s Riverview brewery:- SIPA, Pilsner + IPA. In addition Guinness + Birra Morretti were also also available. Cash accepted. Bring your own food.

SW3, SURPRISE (Young/Geronimo), 6 Christchurch Terrace, SW3 4AJ. Closed since September - lease on the market via DCL.

SW6, PILANGO CIDER (--other--Pilango Cider), Railway Arch 10, Munster Road, SW6 4RY. Sadly now closed.

W1, BARLEY MOW (Greene King), 82 Duke Street, W1K 6JF. Closed for building work No longer operated by Greene King.

W1, COACH & HORSES (Shepherd Neame), 2 Old Compton Street, W1D 4TQ. Reported closed and lease for sale via AG&G.

W1, GEORGE (Shepherd Neame), 1 D'Arblay Street, W1F 8DG. No longer Cask Marque accredited - Sheps have pulled out of scheme.

W6, CRAFT BEER CO. (Craft Beer Co), 17-18 Broadway Shopping Centre, W6 9YD. As at October 2020 this site was reported to be no longer selling real ale. It is understood that real ale will resume post-Covid when footfall in the local area has returned to normal.

W6, OLD SUFFOLK PUNCH (Maverick Pubs), 80 Fulham Palace Road, W6 9PL. Closed since March and for sale for even longer. Site reported Oct 2020 sold subject to contract.

W6, ROOK'S NEST (Laine Pub Company), 73 Dalling Road, W6 0JD. Renamed PRINCE OF WALES TOWNHOUSE following refurbishment and reopening and now connected to Big Smoke Brewery. The venue has up to seven real ales available (several from Big Smoke as well as local breweries such as Park) plus 20+ keg beers and 3 ciders. The chain has a buy 9 pints, get the 10th free loyalty card scheme.

W9, HERO OF MAIDA (Harcourt Inns), 55 Shirland Road, W9 2JD. No longer Cask Marque accredited.

W11, DUKE OF WELLINGTON (Young's), 179 Portobello Road, W11 2ED. Closed for refurb.

W12, QUEEN ADELAIDE (Metropolitan (Greene King)), 412 Uxbridge Road, W12 0NR. Closed - not going to reopen under Greene King management.

WC2, CHESHIRE CHEESE (Shepherd Neame), 5 Little Essex Street, WC2R 3LD. The pub has not reopened and as at Sept 2020 the lease of this site was on offer via AG&G.

WC2, FREEMASONS ARMS (Shepherd Neame), 81-82 Long Acre, WC2E 9NG. No longer Cask Marque accredited - Sheps have pulled out of scheme.


W3, BELVEDERE (Stonegate), 106 High Street, W3 6QX. Closed October 2020 - future uncertain although signage indicates it will reopen.

W13, CASTLEBAR (Ei Group), 84 Uxbridge Road, W13 8RA. Refurbished in 2020 removing handpump.

W13, STAR & ANCHOR (Star (Heineken UK)), 94 Uxbridge Road, W13 8RA. Renamed STAR & SCORPION following major refurbishment and refocussing under the management of the Persian Palance opposite. St Austell Proper Job was available on reopening.

SOUTHALL, SOUTHALL CONSERVATIVE & UNIONIST CLUB (ACC), Fairlawn, High St, UB1 3HB. Closed and for sale.

WEMBLEY, WHITE HORSE (Fuller's), 4 Wembley Park Boulevard, HA9 0HP. New bar on the ground and mezzanine level of residential development opposite the Wembley Arena When opened on 2 October 2020 real ale was unavailable “due to technical problems.”