Sylvan Post to open in January

Antic, the pub and bar chain which owns Jam Circus (Crofton Park), the Ravensbourne Arms (Ladywell) and the Royal Albert (Deptford / New Cross), is to open another new venue, this time in Forest Hill.

The Sylvan Post will open later this month, according to Fi from Antic. Located at 24-28 Dartmouth Road, close to the swimming pool, which is currently being refurbished, it will join a clutch of good pubs in Forest Hill.

With thanks to Brockley Sarah, who posted the news on our forum.

15 comments:

BreakspearsEagle said...

Be interesting to see how well the shabby 60s post office works as a bar.

Are you sure you they can't be convinced to take on the Wickham - it seems like a more straightforward turnaround than the Ravensbourne Arms which appears to be a tricky location for an Antic pub...

Spli said...

Maybe the local community could take on buying and running the pub. It's been done successfully in other places, will give something different to the community, and I'm sure there'd be plenty of local people with the skills to help. It's definitely something I'd be interested in as a local resident.

Anonymous said...

After reading about new places locally I visited the Ravensbourne Arms, strange smell, awful drink served and horrid lampshades all over the bar, won't be back in a hurry.

Anonymous said...

I went to the Ravensbourne recently and thought it was lovely. There was a good mix of people, Meantime Lager on tap, lots of seating and really good food. I'll definitely be going back!

Anonymous said...

The Ravensbourne is certainly big enough and has lots of comfy corners.

Has anyone tried the food?

Anonymous said...

I have.

Anonymous said...

....and did it titillate your tastebuds?

Anonymous said...

Yes.

Sue said...

Can anyone confirm/deny the rumours that Masons is reopening under new management as a gastro pub in 6 weeks time? I heard this from Monty, who runs Ladywell Tavern, and he seemed pretty certain about it, but it was NYE and we'd all had a few . . .

Anonymous said...

Based on that positive, but rather terse, review I shall be off to sample the fayre at the Ravensbourne asap.

I hope the rumours of Mason renaissance are true. I had some good dinners there.

What is it about these restaurants that make go out of business. Surely it is not for the wont of punters.

Anonymous said...

I like the Ravensbourne, it has a great range of ales (I think it is 5 on at any time) and the food was very good. The burger was great and reasonably priced, standard pub prices and slightly cheaper than Jam Circus.

I'm looking forward to the Slyvan based on the other Antic pubs in the area. I hope the rumours on Mason's are true, it is a great spot and has the potential to be a real asset to the area.

Anonymous said...

And the fruit based drinks for the ladies?

pip said...

Mason's chopped and changed too much under various management regimes, with silly prices that put me off.

I went to Joanna's in Crystal Palace a while back; one of the best meals I've eaten south of the river (though that's not saying a great deal). It would be great if Mason's could end up as something like that.

Mb said...

Ii read somewhere that restaurants are about the riskiest high street venture. Big overheads, long hours and must take a while to build a reputation.

Michael said...

Opens tonight.

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