Thomas A Becket

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Monday 16 March 2015 3.41pm
Interesting to see the SE1 news story about the TAB losing its licence due to violent episodes and inability of management to abide by licence conditions. Wonder whether it will be reopened as a proper pub rather than some poorly run nightclub. Also interested to see that their Twitter page uses the ubiquitous "Closed for refurbishment"
Tuesday 17 March 2015 1.39pm
Yes,unbelievable that the pub management didn't call the emergency service and refused entry to the police after a member of the public called them!
Here's hoping it turns into a proper, nice pub now.
Sunday 7 June 2015 4.08pm
The whole place is now up for sale at auction with guide price of 1.9m

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-50340664.html

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Sunday 7 June 2015 8.21pm
Hioefully the new owners will get rid of that horrible sticky decor on the outside!
npt
Monday 8 June 2015 8.56am
Thought the claim of Muhammad Ali being there was a bit far fetched, but a quick google bought this up

http://www.itnsource.com/en/compilations/people/celebrity/lr/S02060701/Muhammad-Ali-Footage/

Looks like the estate agent are pushing it as a residential conversion.
Monday 8 June 2015 10.04am
Oh no..thought it would be safe. The council could help struggling pub trade by reducing rates for a couple of years, and eliminating music licences etc.
Monday 8 June 2015 9.09pm
npt wrote:
Looks like the estate agent are pushing it as a residential conversion.

Very likely. The upper floors of Fire Station have already gone that way and Blue Mantle are squished into the ground floor already.

I hope they don't undo all this good work:
http://www.londonsocietyjournal.org.uk/461/tab.php

DebbieN
Wednesday 10 June 2015 7.41am
there's no 'A' in becket!
Wednesday 10 June 2015 10.01am
there's no "f" in team

...if you press it, they will come.
Thursday 11 June 2015 9.48am
As many of you will know the freehold for the Thomas A Becket Pub is being auctioned on 22 June.

The Walworth Society, supported by local councillors is looking to put in an application for it to be listed as an Asset of Community Value.

At the very least, we would like to see that there is a still a pub at the ground floor level in any redevelopment.

To help support the application the Walworth Society are collecting people's stories about the 'cultural, social adn recreational' usage of the pub over the last 5 years.

If anyone has any stories they would like to share to help support the application, it would be greatly appreciated.

You can email them straight to Jeremy Leach (jeremydhleach@compuserve.com) at the Walworth Society, or is you post them on here, I am happy to collect them all together.

With the tight timeline, we need them by the end of the weekend.
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