Prince of Wales - calling “Time” too?

@Michael

Can reports of the sale of the PoW be accurate ? Possibly after a long time on the market ?

Is this another candidate for community interest ?

I think it would be difficult to argue that this pub has community value. But it is always a shame to lose a pub. I lived virtually next door in my 20s and hardly ever went into that pub. Slightly different from All Inn One or Dartmouth Arms or Capitol or Honor Oak or Chandos or Bird in Hand. Most of these actually have protection because they are in a conservation area.

Always sorry for people to lose jobs. However; I must admit that cycling past it on my way to the retail park, it looks very tired and not the most enterprising of pubs.

Do feel parts of London Road and retail outlets on Stansted Road looking tired. Would love a small supermarket on the corner of Brockley Rise facing Cranston Road.

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I noticed lots of work taking place at the POW. Completely surrounded by chipboard. Any clue what’s happening?

I was wondering what was going on. Maybe making alterations to accommodate social distancing?

Just walked past. Completely empty and looks like complete returb.

Ah ok. Thanks. I guess we’ll have to see what happens!

Hoardings are down, but looks like the ground floor is still undergoing a full refit…

Spoke to a builder the other day - they said it should reopen next week as the same pub, just having a bit of a refresh.

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Reopening today it seems

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I walked near today and saw a sign saying “Grand Opening”.

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I thought it had already been open. Or maybe the grand opening was weekend before last - there were loads of cars and shouting and noise but I wasn’t sure if it was the pub or a private party nearby.

They definitely had a chalk-board sign outside saying “Now Open” mid last week, and it looked to have a few people inside, but maybe that wasn’t grand enough :slight_smile:

I believe the council/police have issued a closure notice for breaches of the licence and it’s closed down again.

It is on the list of licensed premises and not on Punch’s list of available pubs

https://lewisham.gov.uk/-/media/files/imported/licensing-register.ashx

Ah, ok. Thanks. I guess we’ll see what happens next!