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The Beef and Barrel, Ponders End [Closed] - pub details

Closed

Address: 216 High Street, Ponders End, Enfield, Middlesex, EN3 4EZ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2462) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Southbury (0.3 miles), Ponders End (0.6 miles), Brimsdown (1 mile)

Chain: It's A Scream

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Goat, Ponders End (0.1 miles), White Hart, Enfield (0.1 miles), Picture Palace, Ponders End (0.2 miles), Boundary House, Enfield (0.4 miles), Falcon, Enfield (0.4 miles) - see more nearby pubs

 

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Now this is the sort of thing that really irritates me, this pub has now been closed for the thick end of a decade and for at least 4 years of that it has been reduced to rubble, which the neighbouring Police Station has also now been turned into. What has been built on the site so far? Nothing! That's what. Why has an important community asset been demolished and left to lie in ruins for this length of time? Even if the previous owners couldn't turn enough of a profit from the pub, and even if inevitably the area was going to be earmarked for a block of flats at some stage in the 15 years that followed them locking their doors for the final time - surely, there could have been a short-term leasing option to keep the place in use until such time as the property vultures finally swooped in to knock it down and replace it with more faceless housing developments that are too expensive for locals to buy? Apparently not, so now we have no pub, no housing and an ugly scrap of wasteland on the high road (insert your own joke about Ponders End resembling a wasteland here) with nothing on it but rubble. Really what's the bloody point?
Mr.Monkfish - 8 Mar 2015 18:41
Sad to see it's gone - completely gone - was a regular for a couple of years 95 - 98 ish. Think it was originally called The Swan
rhunt - 7 Jul 2010 14:38
Now Its been reduced to Just A Pile of Bricks when I last went Past been replaced by Block of Flats.
Alesonly - 12 Apr 2009 20:44
Can't belive it's closed!! Had some fantastic times there while at uni 3 years ago; graduated 2006. Best was the P'J party where everyone including the staff & manager wore PJ's, legend!
gandalf71 - 30 Nov 2007 00:33
Now closed. Bit of a shame really.
Mr.Monkfish - 17 Nov 2006 22:36

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