Greyhound to be run by owners of East Dulwich Tavern, etc.

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Greyhound to be run by owners of East Dulwich Tavern, etc.

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Post by leenewham » 2 Feb 2011 09:50

Yes Tim, I saw this. It's great news. While I'm sure some will say 'ohh, but it will take trade away from the Dolphin', it may also bring more people onto the high street who otherwise may not have ventured here. Evening passing trade in Sydenham isn't great. We need more vibrant businesses in the high street to achieve this.

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Post by Tim Lund » 2 Feb 2011 10:00

I agree, Lee. I'd guess Michael - Dolphin landlord - is a bit nervous, but the overall effect is going to be positive, and I wouldn't mind betting it also helps the Dolphin.

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Post by syd » 2 Feb 2011 10:17

Great news. I went to the Dolphin twice and got really bad service 3 years ago I havent been back since.

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Post by stuart » 2 Feb 2011 10:51

Does anyone have access to the plans for the Greyhound?

I ask because the ground floor area has been significantly reduced with the demolition of the lounge that overlooked the wobbly roundaboout. Without re-arrangement the drinking area could be quite small. Most people stood watching Chelsea et al on the Sky screem in the old days so you could still pack in a fair crowd. If they adopt a Dolphin style sofa/chairs/tables format the numbers could be somewhat small and difficult to make a profit on.

Sitting outside was always a nice choice in summer but that tends to be the exception rather than the rule ...

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Post by Hill Dweller » 2 Feb 2011 11:18

Glad to see the article in the OP link refer to 'Cobb's Corner' as opposed to 'Kirkdale Corner' as announced on buses' PA systems now.

Naturally :wink: I never saw the old dept store but it was certainly a lovely building (stressing the 'was')
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Post by DanW » 2 Feb 2011 13:03

This is great news - I think Antic were the same people who bought the site next to the DIY store opposite the Greyhound to build a bar. Pleased to see they have been able to make use of the refurbed Greyhound site instead.

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Post by robor2b102 » 2 Feb 2011 13:47

I hope this will make the Dolphin try a little harder. Their food is currently underwhelming and over priced, unlike the EDT which is actually a far more competent kitchen and sells at lower prices than the Dolphin. The Dolphin has potential, but lacks warmth. I'm hoping some stiff competition will help it improve...I really like the EDT's offer.

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Post by michael » 2 Feb 2011 14:06

The same chain is opening a pub/restaurant in the old Post Office on Dartmouth Road
http://www.sylvanpost.com/

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Re: Greyhound to be run by owners of East Dulwich Tavern, et

Post by G-Man » 2 Feb 2011 14:14

I think it sounds great, I think the offering from the new pub will be slightly different from the Dolphin, which I like and is my local, and both businesses will do well. There is definitely room for more than two (Dolphin and Golden Lion) decent pubs (in my eyes) in Sydenham and one at the top and two at the bottom, providing different things, will suit just fine.

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Post by Dorian » 2 Feb 2011 15:35

I presume the new Pub is where the old tiles from the former " drinking corridor" are to be reinstated ? That would make a fantastic centre peice to the venue

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Post by JeeBee » 2 Feb 2011 17:38

This is excellent news, as that will be en-route from the station to home for me!

Not that Westow House is the best example of a pub, but it's better than many.

The area will look nice once development is complete and the high street is regenerated (any news on this?).

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Post by dickp » 2 Feb 2011 17:57

Darn it, now what am I going to do? I love Westow House.

I wonder if the Greyhound will be dog-friendly, like Westow House is. It really should be, given the name...

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Post by simon » 2 Feb 2011 20:00

dickp wrote:I wonder if the Greyhound will be dog-friendly, like Westow House is. It really should be, given the name...
I do hope so as I've got two greyhounds here who fancy a pint :lol:

This sounds like good news to me and I'm looking forward to it. The only other of their pubs I'm familiar with is the Dogstar in Brixton. Had many good nights in there.

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Post by Nature Boy » 2 Feb 2011 20:09

Westow House is not one of Antic's best examples IMO but they also own the White Hart in CP (better) plus the Balham Bowls Club and Tooting Tram and Social (superb both). In both the latter cases, some sympathetic renovations. With the bowls club, hell they've pretty much left it as is.

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Post by sydenhamboy » 2 Feb 2011 20:57

That's great news. I don't think it'll make much difference - they're at distinctly different ends of the high street and a lot more people will stay local rather than heading off to Lordship Lane or C Palace. Will make big difference to the 'feel' of Sydenham High Street. Dolphin a great boozer but totally room for two decent bars. (In fact it might get a few Forest Hillbillies wandering down too, which I doubt they do right now)

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Post by rbmartin » 6 Feb 2011 19:19

Hill Dweller wrote:Glad to see the article in the OP link refer to 'Cobb's Corner' as opposed to 'Kirkdale Corner' as announced on buses' PA systems now.
The buses don't even mention any reference to the corner, the bus stops at Cobbs are now called the generic "Sydenham Station - Kirkdale" on the 122, 176 and 197.

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Post by Hill Dweller » 6 Feb 2011 19:47

I jolly well hope you've been on every bus that ran today!



Join me in blaming estate agents then :idea:

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Re: Greyhound to be run by owners of East Dulwich Tavern, et

Post by biscuit » 8 Feb 2011 02:06

Having a rival gastro bar to the Dolphin would be great news! Lets hope the staff at this new bar at the Greyhound site are properly trained and actually enjoy their jobs in the hospitality industry and working with people (which is more than I can say for the Dolphin staff - totally dire customer service, treating customers with contempt (well that's been my experience and the experience of many other Sydenham folk). But staying positive, am looking forward to this new development. :D

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Re: Greyhound to be run by owners of East Dulwich Tavern, et

Post by Marathon » 8 Feb 2011 08:11

I must be goingto a different Dolphin then 'cos I've never experienced anything other than courtesy and respect as a customer.

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