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The Crown and Sceptre, Streatham

If you say so - that is certainly not how the customers or staff quoted by the local press saw it, who were keen to understand what was happening. Why would you deny the pub was closing with a few days to go ...

Anyway if it has a long-term future then that is great news and suits everyone.

Visited on Saturday night and the place was buzzing, most tables taken. Impressed to see 9 cask pulls - 7 ales and 2 ciders. £2.40 a pint for guest beers, one was £1.99. Ales included 2 each from Cotleigh and Truman's. Very good value food even cheaper than Spoons in some cases - most main courses £6-8. Included a wide selection of burgers and the return of roast dinners. We'll be back!

25 Mar 2019 15:39

The Crown and Sceptre, Streatham

Sold and closed by Wetherspoons last month amid a shroud of secrecy, staff apparently not allowed to talk about it etc.
Even more unexpectedly re-opened under new management just a week later according to social media and local press (Brixton Buzz) - new owners are LT Management. Not sure of its long term status. It has a brief Facebook page.
Look forward to seeing what the new version is like. If anyone else has visited I would love to know the type of beer range and prices!

18 Mar 2019 15:30

The Trafalgar Arms, Tooting

This pub is very much open; it is now run by gastropub chain Geronimo Inns who call it a "Pub and Dining Rooms".

Pleased it has survived, but from the menu expect to pay £14 for fish and chips or £15 for a pie.

Drinkers are welcome, Young's ordinary and one of the Sambrooks beers was on. Their website indicates a free drink is available by joining their mailing list if that's your thing.

Seems perhaps ahead of its time for Tooting Broadway (which is not quite Clapham yet...), will be interested to see how it fares.

I actually went in there after seeing it on a list of local pubs with a dart board, but that is of course long gone. The only "games" were a couple of toys to keep young children amused.

27 Feb 2017 13:05

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