Friday 18 July 2008 8.08am
Do you know if they plan on having a large events type room - somewhere that they might decide to hold poker tournaments perhaps, or cider tasting sessions, SE1 Christmas social events, Morris Dancing, or Tae Kwan Do, etc ? It's quite a large site, and some kind of pub related community space would be a good idea (imo).
I think local pub landlords with large spaces available for events, should be encouraged to diversify the usage of the space.
Places like The Leather Exchange
for instance, they have a fair sized room upstairs which is used for private parties and functions - they could easily do a pub quiz, a bridge night, knitting classes, a book club, all sorts of things to get more people involved in not just their pub (which they would be more likely to come back to for a pint), but in the 'local community'.
just my 2p worth.