Thursday 28 July 2011 3.06pm
For the sake of posterity, here is the first indication that Tower Bridge Road
(almost) was about to get its first gastropub - in 2002. How we fell upon it in November 2002, desperate to give it business in order to keep it going.
How the world has changed since. Bermondsey Square
now has an art cinema and a hotel, Bermondsey St is gastopub type place after gastropub -to the extent that one can scarcely open any newspaper without a reasonable chance of a reference to the new Tapas bar. Oh yes, and Grange Road
has lost two petrol stations and gained a proper restaurant.
Not to forget The Hartley
which has been through several incarnations, including one which was quite close to a pretty grim boozer again.
And I see the chains are arriving as Dominos applies for PP on Old Kent Road
of all places. http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/5444