Simon the Tanner to close Friday

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Thursday 17 March 2005 7.13pm
Just had one of my afternoon swift halves down the local - Simons was closed so we went to the Brittania (owned by same person) ... to be told that Simon has been sold to a property developer (good, just what is needed along that stretch of Long Lane) ... and that the last night is tomorrow - Friday 18 March

The SE1 social obviously didn't boost the profts enough ...
Thursday 17 March 2005 8.13pm
Bloody hell, that is just AWFUL! Oh these developers...
Thursday 17 March 2005 11.20pm
How depressing.
Friday 18 March 2005 12.05am
The developers couldn't buy pubs if the breweries didn't sell them. I thought Southwark Council had some policy against pubs being turned into flats, or is that just wishful thinking on my part?
Friday 18 March 2005 6.59am
I've been in this part of town for three and-a-half years and I must have seen eight or nine pubs close.All, it seems to be turned into flats.
I'm sorry Simon TT joins that list.

What's happening with Valentine's, also on Long Lane? Shut too. And how long before The George (also on Long Lane) bites the dust? Not long me thinks.
Friday 18 March 2005 8.45am
Solution....DRINK MORE!
Friday 18 March 2005 8.51am
the freeholder of the blue lion place site was looking to build over the top of the car park for 237-next to Simons but i had heard the plans were put on hold for a year some time back perhaps they have bought the site?

is it a listed building does anyone know?
Friday 18 March 2005 10.23am
What a downright shame. I am not at all a pub go-er nor a drinker but Simon The Tanner was about the only pub I really liked. I can't believe it.
Friday 18 March 2005 10.25am
Apparently it does have listed status - though what grade I don't know
Friday 18 March 2005 10.28am
yep - listed grade II since 1973

Listed Building Unique Identifier---471071


(North side)
Simon the Tanner Public House
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)
Nos.231 AND 233
The Simon the Tanner Public House)


Public house. 1829. Stock brick with parapet and red brick
3 storeys, 4 bays. Ground floor has plain, wooden pilasters
dividing the entrances and windows and supporting plain wooden
fascia above. Gauged flat red-brick arches to recessed sash
windows with glazing bars to floors above.
INTERIOR: not inspected.

Listing NGR: TQ3316679455

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