I had been giving Antic time to confirm or deny claims that Ladywell pub The Ravensbourne Arms was closing, but now a proper journalist has tweeted about it, I feel it's time to share the sad (but still unconfirmed) news.
The Ravensbourne is big and slightly out-of-the-way, but despite this, was regularly full, thanks to a bar team that was full of ideas and invention. Hopefully, the closure won't be permanent. It should certainly not be allowed to be redeveloped.Just been told Ravensbourne Arms in Lewisham is closing because owner Antic has sold it pic.twitter.com/xB66Dayq0e— Lynsey Demon Barber (@lynseybarber) October 27, 2016
Antic do a great job of opening pubs, but being part of its stable must feel precarious, given how much chopping and changing the group does.