The Hope and Honor

The Honor Oak pub-squatters' legalese appears not to have stopped their eviction and there are plans afoot to get the pub back up and running. On the Honor Oak forum, Matt writes:

I am local to Forest Hill and used to love The Honor Oak. It was run into the ground by its previous owners and Punch Taverns have struggled to find a replacement. Hence the eyesore of a boarded up, once great pub. 

Alongside the Forest Hill Society we are pulling together a plan to create a co-operative pub takeover of the Honor Oak. The road is long, but the first step is completed - we are applying for an Asset of Community Value with Lewisham Council, effectively allowing us to block any sale. 

We'd love to galvanise local support from all of those with an SE postal code so if you'd like to get involved and hear about the journey we are going on, please could you join up to our mailing list at the following address: http://www.thehopeandhonor.com/

9 comments:

PaulaT said...

Speaking of squatters, it looks like the ones who were occupying the big house at the top of Tyrwhitt Road have left. Does anyone know anything about that?

RivetHead said...

the same notice is in the doors of the Ladywell Tavern - thought this was just being refurbished?

El said...

Squatters at the Tav have long gone. Pub being refurbed as we speak. They're hard at it every evening I walk past. Roll on the re-opening!

Benjamin Matthews said...

This is a great idea and yes it did use to be a great pub. Be great to see it back up and running again.

Tubs lardy said...

Can someone build a pub on the west side, there is a serious void. It's like Mormon country.

Headhunter said...

The area may have been developed by a fan of the temperance movement in Victorian times. Alcohol was increasingly seen as the root of all evils and the downfall of society at that time. I used to live on the Corbett estate in Catford, a large area of decent Victorian houses built by erm, Mr Corbett. However he was a devout Methodist and refused to build any pubs. The nearest pub to us was a good 25 minute walk away in central Catford....

rmar37 said...

Did wonder what wsa happening with this, seems a shame as not many nice places to sit and chill in that areas of brcokley rise...

se23 bod said...

Amazing news, all power to the soviets! Sorry, i meant Forest Hill Society!!

Sork My Pakrop said...

Drink, drink thee cider up
That's what me old man taught me
Son, if you drinks it up
It'll make thee cheeks grow rosy

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