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by rodney
4 Jun 2014 19:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Beautiful new painted signs in Kirkdale
Replies: 25
Views: 8297

Re: Beautiful new painted signs in Kirkdale

Congratulations and thanks to all who commissioned, designed and painted the 'ghost signs' at the top of Kirkdale. They look marvellous, and add class and a sense of history to the area. Just one quibble (and it's a pet hate of mine). Instead of "1820's", shouldn't they read "1820s" ? This word is a...
by rodney
8 Jan 2011 08:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The woodman
Replies: 15
Views: 5903

Re: The woodman

Are people aware that the Woodman is going to be converted for use as an estate agent's office? Wooster and Stock have a "Sold" sign outside the pub, and it turns out that they have bought it themselves and will be moving in. There has been a pub calld the Woodman on this site for over 200 years and...
by rodney
23 May 2009 12:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Woodman
Replies: 53
Views: 25959

The owners of The Woodman have now displayed a "To Let" sign outside the pub, so at least we now know that it is owned by Admiral Taverns (one of the country's big pub-owning companies). I phoned them this week to see what their intentions are, and it seems they are genuinely hoping to find new tena...
by rodney
6 Mar 2008 14:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Greyhound Pub
Replies: 133
Views: 72563

A request to Mr Gerrard of Wealdfrost. Could you please clarify... Will Weadlfrost be re-opening the Greyhound themselves, or will they be looking to find someone who will lease it from them? If the latter, then there is probably no point any of us putting forward suggestions as to how they would li...
by rodney
29 Jan 2008 13:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Could the Greyhound become an M&S Simply Food?
Replies: 66
Views: 50065

As someone very concerned about the fate of the Greyhound, I wonder if someone from Milford could let us know what interest they have so far received from potential purchasers of the site? Have Milford put the pub onto the market via any of the well-known estate agents who deal with public houses? T...
by rodney
13 Jan 2008 10:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Could the Greyhound become an M&S Simply Food?
Replies: 66
Views: 50065

I understand that the current owners of the Greyhound are interested in selling. There are a number of pub-owning companies who might be interested in buying the site. I wonder if any of the following have yet been contacted? May I suggest to Milford that they contact some, if not all, of the follow...
by rodney
6 Dec 2007 21:58
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Woodmans Pub - Kirkdale
Replies: 17
Views: 8991

I heartily agree with the encouragements that everyone uses The Golden Lion more frequently. It is a gem yet somewhere that many Sydenham residents take for granted. The decor is priceless - you feel like you are stepping back in time 40 years or more. And they serve good hearty meals at lunchtime f...
by rodney
29 Nov 2007 18:09
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: The Perry Hill
Replies: 17
Views: 9137

I have read through all the postings regarding the Perry Hill and am very disheartened that almost every one is full of glowing praise for it as a restaurant. Does nobody out there value the traditional British pub? This used to be an authentic pub with traditional decor. I took a whole load of phot...
by rodney
29 Nov 2007 09:26
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Woodmans Pub - Kirkdale
Replies: 17
Views: 8991

There is good news and bad about Sydenham pubs. The new manageress of the Woodman hopes to re-open two weeks before Christmas. Sadly, the old decor has all been ripped out but real ale will be re-introduced (after a long abence), so let's all hope that at last this pub will realise some of its huge ...
by rodney
28 Jul 2007 08:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Greyhound to Close!
Replies: 143
Views: 137784

There seems to be confusion about who actually owns the Greyhound at the moment. I understood that Milford had already bought it. However. Lee Barker's comments suggest otherwise. It is currently leased to Barter Inns, who employ the staff who are running it at the moment. But Barter have been asked...
by rodney
27 Jul 2007 19:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Greyhound to Close!
Replies: 143
Views: 137784

It is heartening to see so many people taking an interest in the fate of the Greyhound, but disappointing that so few have come out strongly in favour of keeping it going as a pub. It has been a terrific pub in the past (many years ago) and could be again in the right hands. There are people out the...