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 ...
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?
LIST ENTRY DESCRIPTION
Simon the Tanner Public House
(Formerly Listed as:
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.