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Campaign for Real Ale

WhatPub Updates to 8 June 2019

The following represent updates to CAMRA's WhatPub database took place between 12 Mayl and 8 June 2019


WELLING, ROSE & CROWN (Ei Group), 15 Welling High Street, DA16 1TR. Now aiming to be open round about the middle of June 2019.


BROMLEY, HOP & RYE (Stonegate), 54 London Road, BR1 3QZ. Closed permanently May 12 2019. Was the BEACH TREE.


CROYDON, BAD APPLE (Bossick Enterprises Ltd), 7-9 Park St, CR0 1YD. Now permanently closed, future uncertain.

SUTTON, WINNING POST, 265 High Street, SM1 1LD. Real Ale no longer available.


EC1, ALCHEMIST, 145 City Road, EC1V 1LP. Reopened.

EC1, DRAFT HOUSE FARRINGDON (BrewDog), 55 Charterhouse Street, EC1M 6HA. Membership Discount Scheme Change: Offers CAMRA members 50p pint discount.

EC2, GOW'S (Novus Leisure), 81 Old Broad Street, EC2M 1PR. Closed.

EC3, MINORIES (Stonegate), 64-73 Minories, EC3N 1JL. No longer Cask Marque accredited.

EC3, SHIP (Star (Heineken UK)), 3 Hart Street, EC3R 7NB. Now Cask Marque accredited.

EC4, CAMINO, 33 Blackfriars Lane, EC4V 6EP. Closed and for lease.

EC4, VINYL BAR (Marston's), 2-3 Old Change Court, EC4M 8EN. Renamed OLD CHANGE BAR & KITCHEN with Timothy Taylor Landlord available recently.

EC4, OLDE COCK TAVERN (Greene King), 22 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1AA. Selling Weston’s Old Rosie.

EC4, WOLFGANG'S BIER HAUS (Applefritterbeer Co), 2-3 Creed Lane, EC4V 5BR. Demolished along with the rest of that side of Creed .

E1, ARCHER (Ei Group), 42 Osborn Street, E1 6TD. Reopened and renamed .the Buxton, after local social reformer Sir Thomas Foxwell Buxton, features a ground floor pub, with a standalone open kitchen and bar with counter seating and a European food menu (expect dishes like asparagus with polenta chips and stracciatella, Dexter beef with celeriac remoulade, and treacle tart with clotted cream), and a seven-storey hotel with 15 bedrooms. Sister pub to the Culpepper. One real ale.

E1, DISPENSARY, 19A Leman Street, E1 8EN. Lease for sale via Highview Estates May

E1, DUKE OF WELLINGTON (Mendoza), 12 Toynbee Street, E1 7NE. Lease on the market via DCL May 2019

E2, FUGITIVE MOTEL, 199 Cambridge Heath Road, E2 0EL. A cafe and co-working space offering coffee from local roaster Climpson & Sons. In the evening the bar will offer 14 craft beer lines, including low and no-alcohol brews, kombucha on tap, and sourdough pizza in a motel-style pizza lounge complete with shuffleboard. Influenced by US motels from the 1950s and 1960s,

E4, DOVECOTE (Ei Group), Friday Hill, E4 6EL. Opeartor now:- Doran Pubs Renamed after Pimp Hall a C16/C17 timber-framed dovecote in Kings Road E4. Under new management since December 2018. Pool and darts. Only one real ale at present.

E4, MOUNT (--individual--), 30-32 Old Church Road, E4 8DD. Reopened.

E7, HOLLY TREE (Remarkable Pubs), 141 Dames Road, E7 0DZ. Closed for refurbishment.

E8, ALIBI (Real Gold), 91 Kingsland High Street, E8 2PB. Premises now a private members club.

E9, LORD NAPIER (--individual--), 25 White Post Lane, E9 5EN. Acquired by Electric Star pubs.

E17, UNTRADITIONAL PUB (Pillars Brewery), Crate Building, 35 St James Street, E17 7NH. The Untraditional Pub is stationed in the innovative Crate St James Street development. The Pillars bar and bottle shop will occupy a box in Crate's trailblazing modular site alongside 30 local businesses. Craft Beer and Lager. On Soft Launch. Official opening June 29th.


COCKFOSTERS, JESTER (Prestige Property Developer UK Limited), 150 Mount Pleasant, EN4 9HG. Fire having badly damaged pub on Friday 13th March 2018, planning applicationresubmitted with pub included in the new development. At the same time, council have told owners to re-build it; they in turn have objected!!

N13, WOODMAN (Marston's), 128 Bourne Hill, N13 4BD. Marstons re-opened this pub in May 2019, having been closed for a few months after the departure of a craft beer brewer who had taken it over in July 2018. The freehold is still on the market.

NW4, HENDON (Greene King), 377 Hendon Way, NW4 3LP. GK have removed the handpumps.

NW11, WALLACE (PPN Taverns Ltd), 1023 Finchley Road, NW11 7ES. Closed, future uncertain.


KINGSTON, ALBION (Big Smoke Brew Co), 45 Fairfield Road, KT1 2PY. Now Cask Marque accredited.

KINGSTON, ANTOINETTE HOTEL Beaufort Road, KT1 2TQ. Now converted to residential.

KINGSTON, CRICKETERS (--individual--), 20, Fairfield South, KT1 2UL. Freehold or Leasehold for sale via Sidney Phillips May 2019.

NEW MALDEN, BAR MALDEN (Marston's), 1-3 St George's Square, KT3 4HG. CAMRA real ale discount scheme now accepts membership card.

SURBITON, GROVE (Metropolitan (Greene King)), 9, Grove Road, KT6 4BX. No longer Locale accredited.


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

N1, MICHAEL'S DEN (--individual--), 21 Halliford Street, N1 3HB. Closed. Has been for lease via Savills since Oct 2018. Was HALLIFORD HOUSE and prior to that the OXFORD ARMS

N1, NEW ROSE (Star (Heineken UK)), 84-86 Essex Road, N1 8LU. No longer offers CAMRA Membership Discount since reopening.

N1, OLD QUEENS HEAD (Columbo Group LtdÂ), 44 Essex Road, N1 8LN. Handpumps reduced to one which was unused on a June 2019 visit.

N1, POET (Ei Group), 55 Baring Street, N1 3DS. No longer offers real cider or a CAMRA members diiscount/

N1, ROSEMARY BRANCH (Remarkable Pubs), 2 Shepperton Road, N1 3DT. Membership discount is reduced to 10% and is per member.

N1, TAPROOM (Surebrand Limited), 163 Upper Street, N1 1US. No real cider on June 2019 visit.

N7, CASTLE BAR (Prestige Property Developer Ltd), 392 Camden Road, N7 0SJ. Freehold for sale via AG&G May 2019.

NW1, GOLDEN LION (--individual--), 88 Royal College Street, NW1 0TH. Now selling two ciders from bag in a box which may or may not be real.

NW3, KING WILLIAM IV (Star (Heineken UK)), 77 Hampstead High Street, NW3 1RE. No longer Cask Marque accredited.

WC1, CAFE LONDON (Imperial London Hotel Group), Bedford Hotel, 83 Southampton Row, WC1B 4HD. Confirmed in Apr 19 as now a restaurant, Charco Charco.

WC1, KING'S CROSS ARMS (Amba Holdings Ltd), 61 Swinton Street, WC1X 9NT. Confirmed in Mar 19 as now a hotel, The House of Toby. There is a small keg bar beyond reception in the side room so assume residents only.


SW13, WATERMANS ARMS (Wellington), 375 Lonsdale Road, SW13 9PY. Now has reopened as a pub again on 2nd May 2019 by the people behind the award winning Express Tavern in Kew and Sussex Arms, Twickenham. Cask ale on 10 hand-pumps and 20 craft keg lines. Cider also available.

W4, DOME (ex Whitbread), 85 Strand on the Green, W4 3PU. To revert to the STEAM PACKET under TRG/Food & Fuel following refurbishment.

FELTHAM, THREE HORSESHOES (Star), 1 Sunbury Road, TW13 4PE. Lease for sale via Fleurets May 2019.

OSTERLEY, WYCOMBE HOUSE SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB (--club--), 385 Jersey Road, TW7 5PL. Real Ale available. Social club for both the Tennis and Cricket Club. The bar is staffed by volunteers and is open on Wednesday, Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon.

TWICKENHAM, TW2 BAR & GRILL (--individual--), 80-82 The Green, TW2 5AG. Closed. Lease for sale.


. SE6, CATFORD CONSTITUTIONAL CLUB (Antic), Catford Broadway, SE6 4SP. Since early summer 2019 there has been a threat to the future of this venue from potential site re-development. Local petitions have been drawn up and councillors have been lobbied, many of whom use the pub before / after council meetings!

SE6, FELLOWSHIP & STAR (Electric Star Group), Randlesdown Road, SE6 3BT. Set to Re-Open Friday 14th June 2019 ***

SE10, ANGERSTEIN HOTEL (Ei Group), 108 Woolwich Road, SE10 0LE. Freehold for auction withdrawn May 2019

SE10, BEER BOX (Meantime Brewing Company), Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 0DX. Closed

SE14, WHITE HART (Wellington), 184 New Cross Road, SE14 5AA. At early summer 2019 there appears to be a risk to the pub continuing in its present form, with plans to convert upstairs to residential and an on-line petition has been launched to the council's planning department.

SE17, HUNTSMAN & HOUNDS (Market Taverns), 70 Elsted Street, SE17 1QG. No Real Ale.

SE17, LOST RIVERS ELEPHANT, Elephant Road, SE17 1LB. Closed.

SE19, BEER REBELLION (Beer Rebellion), 126 Gipsy Hill, SE19 1PL. Renamed BULL & FINCH. Following closure in October 2018 the pub re-opened in May 2019 under the ownership of Bullfinch Brewery. At time of opening only keg beers are sold through 15 taps, mainly but not exclusively from Bullfinch Brewery. It is said that in due course 2 handpumps will be installed to sell cask ale. Card payment only here, no cash payments accepted.

SE19, GIPSY HILL TAVERN (Ei Group), 79 Gipsy Hill, SE19 1QH. Reopened and renamed GREAT SOUTHERN by new operator City Glen Pub Co. Two changing real ales such as Caledonian Deuchars IPA and Truman's Runner.

SE22, WATSON'S GENERAL TELEGRAPH (Ei Group), 108 Forest Hill Road, SE22 0RS. Freeholder now Tavern Propco Limited and leased to Laines.


BARKING, JOLLY FISHERMAN (Ei Group), 108 North Street, IG11 8LA. Land Registry data indicates that the pub freehold was sold off by Ei Group to ADVANTAGE ROCK LTD on 12/03/2019

CLAYHALL, TOBY CARVERY WOODFORD GREEN (Toby Carvery (Mitchells & Butlers)), 1 Southend Road / Roding Lane North, IG8 8LG. No longer sells real ale.

DAGENHAM, ROUNDHOUSE (Ei Group), Lodge Avenue / Porters Avenue, RM8 2HY. Lease sold by EI Group to TAVERN SUBPROPCO LIMITED April 2019

NOAK HILL, BEAR (Marston's), Noak Hill Road, RM3 7LL. Renamed DEER'S REST. Late 17th century pub, renamed in May 2019 despite a petition against the change.

ROMFORD, BULL (Oak Tree (Mitchells & Butlers)), 74-76 Market Place, RM1 3ER. No longer Cask Marque accredited.


SW9, BRIXTON BREW BAR, Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ. One of three bars in the vibrant compound of shipping containers that is Pop Brixton. Opened in March 2016 as Brixton Port Authority, initially selling a cask beer besides keg and bottled offerings. Just craft keg now, following 2019 renaming. The BBB beer is from Brixton Brewery.

SW9, S11 BAR, Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ. Craft keg and bottled beer bar in the heart of the Pop Brixton container complex.

SW9, SOUTH WEST SALOON BAR, Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ. A recent addition to the container-housed bars of the Pop Brixton complex. A limited choice of keg beer brands but lots of other booze. There was a South Pole Saloon there too.

SW11, SLUG & LETTUCE (Stonegate), 4 St Johns Hill, SW11 1RU. No longer Cask Marque accredited.

SW19, 601 QUEEN'S ROAD (--individual--), Centre Court Shopping Centre, 4 Queens Road, SW19 8YA. Real Ale no longer available.

SW19, HAND IN HAND (Young's), 7 Crooked Billet, SW19 4RQ. No longer offers a CAMRA discount.

SW19, KILKENNY TAVERN (Ei Group), 131 Merton High Street, SW19 1DE. Closed unexpectedly late May 2019.

SW19, WILLIAM MORRIS (Faucet Inn), 20 Watermill Way, Merton Abbey Mills (off Merantun Way), SW19 2RD. Owner now Office Estates. Work in progress May 2019. Likely reopening mid-June.


NW8, SALT HOUSE (Max Barney Pub Company), 63 Abbey Road, NW8 0AE. As at May 2019: There's a current planning application 18/10785/FULL and 18/10324/ADV in the name of Olives and Cream Ltd for heaters and a new front door. From the planners report it is clear there are/have been significant building works under way, and the interior of the building, and unlisted building of merit, has been substantially removed / wrecked. The St John's Wood Society is active in opposition. For the current application, there are clear concerns that the 'pub' will be run as a shisha bar (without any consented planning change) and that the external overhead heaters fitted to the upper sills of the ground floor windows will change the character of the building and encourage night-time use all year round and in all weathers. As at May 27 2019 it was reported that the pub interior had been gutted & painted white, with the bar ripped out. Shisha signage & black canopies had been added.

SW1, WILTON ARMS (Shepherd Neame), 71 Kinnerton Street, SW1X 8ED. As at the start of June 2019 a report has been received that this venue may be under threat of closure due to a rent increase. Further feedbacks welcome.

SW6, ARAGON HOUSE (City Pub Company), 247 New Kings Road, SW6 4XG. Reopened by the City Pub Company with 4 changing real ales such as Fuller's London Pride;Sambrook's Wandle Ale

SW6, WELLINGTON (TWPF Ltd), 56 Haldane Road, SW6 7EU. As at early June 2019 the pub reports itself closed. The lease is for sale via Davis Coffer Lyons

W1, ANGEL IN THE FIELDS (Samuel Smith), 37 Thayer Street, W1U 2QR. Samuel Smith Old Brewery Bitter now available on cask.

W1, DUKE OF WELLINGTON (Stonegate), 77 Wardour Street, W1D 6QA. Real Ale now available: Fuller's London Pride and Sharp's Doom Bar.

W1, DUKE OF YORK (Dragon Management Ltd), 45 Harrowby Street, W1H 5HT. Real Ale now available: Fuller's London Pride; Sambrook's Session; Sharp's Doom Bar

W6, THATCHED HOUSE (Ram Pub Company (Young's)), 115 Dalling Road, W6 0ET. Following a refurb in April/May 2019 the pu has reopened with a change of operator.

W9, FRANKFORT ARMS (Ei Group), 518 Harrow Road, W9 3QA. Now part of Ei Groups Craft Union division.

W9, SQUIRREL (Faucet Inn), 46 Chippenham Road, W9 2AF. As at mid-2019 the following planning app has been submitted: 19/01895/FULL Use of existing public house (Class A4) at ground and basement level as 5 residential flats (Class C3) and associated external alterations including formation of lightwell to Elgin Avenue elevation, lightwell within forecourt area to Chippenham Road elevation and alterations to ground floor fenestration. The planning app is being opposed by the local community and with professional input.

W10, KENSINGTON PARK (Harcourt Inns), 139 Ladbroke Grove, W10 6HJ. Reopened at the end of May 2019 following a 2-year closure under operator Harcourt Inns. Two regular real ales plus another changing one.

W11, PORTOBELLO GOLD (Ei Group), 95-97 Portobello Road, W11 2QB. Reopened and renamed GOLD. No Real Ale.


W5, EALING SQUASH & FITNESS CLUB, 41 Haven Green, W5 2NX. Closed for redevelopment Feb 2019

W13, HENNESSYS (Hennessys), 138 Broadway, W13 0TL. Renamed LEATHER SADDLE.. Owner now Hope Haven Holding Ltd. Still No Real Ale.

COWLEY, CROWN (Ei Group), High Street, UB8 2NL. No longer Cask Marque accredited.

EASTCOTE, BLACK HORSE (Star (Heineken UK)), Black Horse Parade, Eastcote High Road, HA5 2EN. No longer Cask Marque accredited.

EASTCOTE, EASTCOTE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION (--club--), Southbourne Gardens, HA4 9SQ. No longer Cask Marque accredited.

GREENFORD, DUGOUT SPORTS BAR (--individual--), 1286 Greenford Road, UB6 0HH. Closed April 2019.

HAYES END, CARPENTERS (Greene King), 1370 Uxbridge Rd, UB4 8JJ. Freehold pub up for sale via AG&G May 2019

NORWOOD GREEN, LAMB (--individual--), 137 Norwood Road, UB2 4JB. Closed for redevelopment.

RUISLIP, MASALA COAL AT THE BELL (Greene King), 298 West End Road, HA4 6LS. No Real Ale

UXBRIDGE, UXBRIDGE EX SERVICES CLUB (--club--), 12-16 Cowley Road, UB8 2LT. Still awaiting demolition May 2019

UXBRIDGE, WHELAN'S (Star (Heineken UK)), 135 High Street, UB8 1JX. Real ale not always available.

WEMBLEY, WATKIN'S FOLLY (--individual--), Empire House, 1 Empire Way, HA9 0EW. Reported closed September 2018 with guardians onsite.

YIEWSLEY, HORTON LOUNGE (--individual--), 191-193 Horton Road, UB7 8HP. Marked as closed in google, emails and website gone probably by early 2019