Friday 23 July 2010 6.00pm
I am the owner of The Draft House
Tower Bridge (formerly The River Bar) which, all being well, we will reopen in late August.
I note that some of you have been checking us out already, for those who haven't there's lots of info on our other sites at www.drafthouse.co.uk.
For concerned residents who suffered at the hands of The River Bar (and I have already heard from some of you) we aim to be a big improvement in terms of community relations. But we also need you to let us know what we're doing right and wrong so we can tailor our plans accordingly.
Specifically, we will be actively discouraging customers from using the Queen Elizabeth St and Horselydown Street sides of the pub, through a combination of strong management, signage and the creation of a covered smoking area on the Tower Bridge side. There is no current plan to have tables and chairs outside - anywhere.
Anyone with questions, please reply to this forum and I'll get in touch with you.
I look forward to welcoming you soon as customers. We will be having a residents event towards the end of August - date TBC.