Free the Paedos v The Slaughtered Lamb - New Cross pub scene reborn

Super Hans: Exactly. I've been down enough bloody City Boy chain pubs with their logos in the foam and disinfectant in the lager, air freshener in the mayo. Nah, I wanna run a place that makes a difference.
Jeremy Usborne: Yeah, well, I'm sure we can sort that out somehow. Let's start by getting rid of this.
Super Hans: [slams his hand down on the washing machine next to him] That stays. That's the reason I fell in love with this place.
Jeremy Usborne: You want a washing machine in the pub?
Super Hans: It'll freak 'em out! What the fuck's a washing machine doing in a pub? Jesus, I need a drink. Yeah? And boom, they'll have to have one of our organic scrumpies.

- Peep Show

The news that the Goldsmiths Tavern will reopen in April, returned to its former name and given a makeover by the Capital Pub Company follows on the news that (as discussed on this thread) on the opposite side of the street, The New Cross Inn has also been sold, to a company called CPIF. Not to be outdone, the Hobgoblin is giving itself a touch up.

Meanwhile the Le Fez nightclub was recently sold. Christie & Co reports:

Le Fez has been bought by Richard and Joanne Edwards, who intend to refurbish the premises and re-open the business in 2011, thereby cementing New Cross’s reputation as the Shoreditch of South London.

Together with The Amersham Arms, The Royal Albert (Deptford / Brockley borders), The Montague Arms, the Marquis of Granby, New Cross will offer a pub crawl to test even the strongest livers and colons.

Thanks to everyone who contributed on this thread and to Transpontine for his historical piece. It's what the Guardian would call the mutualisation of news.

27 comments:

b. said...

i will be attempting that pub crawl at the end of my monthly alcohol abstinence...
it's gonna be awesome.
I invite one and all to join.

Anonymous said...

Le Fez has been bought by Richard and Joanne Edwards, who intend to refurbish the premises and re-open the business in 2011, thereby cementing New Cross’s reputation as the Shoreditch of South London.

I heart sensationalist hyperbole. Don't show this to Time Out!

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

You missed out the Walpole.........

Brockley Nick said...

Sorry. Keep meaning to create a thread about that.

Matt-Z said...

And the Five Bells.

Brockley Nick said...

And the White Hart, let's not forget them.

Danja said...

No let's, please.

Five Bells is a decent boozer or was - I used to go watch footie there pretty regularly.

Anonymous said...

The 5 Bells, where Gary Oldman's dad drank, and maybe where Dickens stayed
when visiting his mistress in Linden Grove

Brockley Nick said...

Still waiting for Lou to come and tell us that none of this activity has anything to do with the East London Line, which hasn't had any benefits for New Cross.

Come on Lou, don't let us down.

Monkeyboy said...

Give the lad a chance, he's dealing with the impending financial crisis lewisham faces. He truly is the curmudgeon that keeps.....erm.... Curmudgeoning

Transpontine said...

And I think the Five Bells is the pub in Nil by Mouth, isn't it? Also Mo from Eastenders - another New Cross resident in real life - is in the film - she utters a filthy but very fine line.

Anonymous said...

'Mo' is Gary Oldman's sister. They both grew up in Hatcham Pk Rd.
Gary Oldman is very occasionally sighted in the area. He used to do the odd teaching slot at Rose Bruford acting school. Jude Law is a Lewisham boy, I've never heard him being sighted.

Monkeyboy said...

Nill By Mouth, a brilliant if brutal film.

Transpontine said...

I did see Jude Law once in the street in SE1 (by the Jerwood Space), but doubt if he pops back to Kidbrooke much. Anyway he ended up at Alleyn's in Dulwich.

Yes, forgot that 'Mo' is Gary Oldman's sister.

Tamsin said...

The Winchester in Shaun of the Dead was another New Cross pub - can't for the moment remember its name and no longer functioning as a pub unfortunately. Also the credits thanked the people of New Cross many of whom were the extras playing the zombies.

Tressilliana said...

A good few years ago now one of the Chapman brothers lived in Hatcham Park Road too. I expect he's moved to somewhere posher by now.

TheOracle said...

"CPIF Property Limited" - NO SUCH COMPANY LISTED.

TheOracle said...

Is it the Core Plus Industrial Fund (CPIF)of Australia?

thisisengland said...

Jude Law lived with his mum & dad (teachers) in a house in Silk Mills Path Lewisham, between the station and Tescos. I've a few people that went to school with him. They report he always knew he'd be a star...

thisisengland said...

Sorry should have written 'I've met' etc.

Now Then said...

The Shaun of the dead pub was the 'Duke of Albany' or somesuch, since deceased but with a viable afterlife. I really should remembr as it was, (with The Royal Archer) a local of mine in the late eighties. The film makes it seem more convivial than I remembered it to have been.

PJ said...

The scenes filmed in and around "The Winchester Pub" were shot at The Duke Of Albany in Monson Road New Cross, a three-storey Victorian pub popular with supporters of Millwall F.C. which was converted into luxury flats in 2007 (taken from the Wikipedia)

Transpontine said...

It was Dinos Chapman that lived there with his family up until about 10 years ago, they moved to Fashion Street in Shoreditch, inevitably.

Anonymous said...

what is the meaning of the title of this piece?

obscure...slightly gross...what's it about.

max said...

Peep Show, Series 3, episode 2.
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/peep-show/episode-guide/series-3/episode-2

Anonymous said...

Never mind the increase of quality pubs in the area, New Cross is now getting a Subway 'restaurant' next to New Cross Gate station!

Well...anything is better than a Generic Fried Chicken outlet right?

J O'Liver said...

No.

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