The Talbot: Still on track

The Talbot pubWe recently received a post from one reader, who'd heard that the plans to overhaul the Talbot might be somewhat delayed. However, we're pleased to report that we spoke this week to the prospective landlords who confirmed that, although the refurbishment was going to be more complicated than originally thought, due to the poor-quality of some of the infrastructure of the building, their plans are still on track.

The Talbot's transformation should be complete by late spring 2008.

More details of the refurbishment, here.

We attended last night's meeting to discuss the fate of the Localities Fund and will report on it soon...

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anyone know whats happening the Brockley Jack?

Hugh said...

Typical. They finally decide to do up my local (I never go into it) just when the lady and I have almost definitely settled on buying a house in Ealing.

You thought I'd left the site, didn't you?

Monkeyboy said...

Ealing! I used to live near there. A bit safe and middle class? Bet you'll be pining for rubbish fried chicken joints within 3 months.

You've missed the whole tree debate. Us liberals have been beating each other over the head with our vegan Birkenstocks.

Actually I've noticed that you and Kate seem to disappear and turn up at about the same time......Hmmm

tyrwhitt michael said...

Glad to see the plans are still on track, albeit not on the express line. Its my local too and I do use it - so I don't loose it - and perhaps it might have been done up earlier if more people had done so over the years....

By the way when is "late spring" - April, May, June, July?

Headhunter said...

Hugh - you going to be cycling all the way from Ealing to Chancery Lane every day? That's a fair bit further than Brockers isn't it?!

Hugh said...

Headhunter, Ealing to Bank, if I have my way. It's further than from Brockers but I did it for two years when I rented in Ealing a while back. Stringy thighs like mine were made for that sort of ride (as opposed to, for example, beach strutting).

Hugh said...

Monkeyboy, safe and middle class? Mmmm.

Monkeyboy said...

well it is compared to Brockley. Mind you I lived in Acton so I'm no stanger to the more 'earthy' london locations.

Anonymous said...

About time! I'm so pleased - I'll be in there for a pint and food a lot since I live about 100 yards away! Finally - a nice pub in the local vicinity! I can't wait!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait! Well done the Herne and Palmerston! I'll be there at the launch and lots after! xxxx

Anonymous said...

I can't wait! Well done the Herne and Palmerston! I'll be there at the launch and lots after! xxxx

Headhunter said...

Well Hugh, not much chance for beach strutting in Brockley or Ealing so I guess you must be best suited to your environment. How far is the ride from Ealing? I know that I cycle/run about 6 and a bit miles in and the same out from Brockers to Chancery Lane

Hugh said...

10 miles, Headhunter. But a much better ride as it's long straight roads and the central parks.

Headhunter said...

Yeah the ride to central/west London from Brockers can be a bit nasty if you plough along the Old Kent Rd, I always try to cut through quieter streets if possible. Someone outlined this route from Brockers to Soho:

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Brockley-to-Soho

However sadly at the moment I'm restricted to my MTB, my poor old classic Ribble road bike seems to have developed a crack across 1 of the lugs so may be ready to be scrapped

jheaton said...

re: The Talbot

Dear all,

I am posting to advise you that the arrangement detailed regarding The Talbot's redevelopment, has, as rumoured, in fact fallen through.

I am one of the owners of The Honor Oak on Brockley Rise, and we were first approached by Punch Taverns to take on The Talbot around six months ago.

Despite having had numerous meetings with Punch about the site, when The Talbot was advertised on the open market the owners of The Palmerston then put in a proposal which effectively outbid ours in terms of the returns to the landlords and we therefore lost it at the last hurdle, so to speak.

However my understanding is that this deal was then deemed unworkable to the owners of The Palmerston and they therefore pulled out at the last minute.

Punch then returned to us and asked if we were still interested in proceding with our original proposal. We were, and I am pleased to say that we yesterday signed the initial agreements relating to our lease and the investment / refurbishment works.

I will post more details of our plans for the site after Christmas, but in the meantime if any of you have any pressing queries please feel free to contact me via email to james@thehonoroak.com.

We are very excited about The Talbot and always have been. We very much hope that the re-invented pub will meet with your approval, and look forward to receiving your input into its future.

With best wishes,

James Heaton

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

Having already sampled what the Honor Oak has to offer, this sound like excellent news...

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