Coming Soon: The Honor Oak

The team behind the reopening of The Honor Oak pub writes:

Get ready for a new British Gastro Pub designed to get The Honor Oak back to its former glory days as a popular community hub in South East London, frequented and admired by locals and people from wider afield.

After a £600,000 refurbishment we are reopening in August 2014.

Notable additions will be a Whisky Room with hundreds of different varieties; a specially commissioned and specific and labelled for The Honor Oak branded Brut Champagne at £6.95 per glass and £39.50 a bottle; over 30 fine wines and the All-Malt British Beer – The Governor, created by Marco Pierre White and JW Lees Brewery.

New owner Justin Wallace says:

“The main thrust will be on the local community and our local residents who, in the past, held The Honor Oak in great esteem as a huge focal point for their community. There will also be a big concentration on the “family’ and to that end our customers will be able to enjoy a large outdoor beer garden, a dining terrace, a soft play area for children – and mums will even be able to have breakfast or a coffee as our doors will be open from 10 a.m each morning."

There will also be an emphasis on local produce including craft ales and locally sourced ingredients for its gastro pub food, which will include homemade scotch eggs & pork scatching’s, ploughman’s lunch, a wide variety of grill steaks, homemade pies and an abundance of other traditional British dishes.

Other notable additions will be multi-purpose function rooms, which will be used for a variety of different activities including: “City Speed Dating” nights; whisky tasting evenings; cheese and wine parties; quiz nights; private functions and lots more.

38 comments:

doggit said...

alcohol is damaging to health - pubs, like cigarettes, should be forced to be de-branded, and yes, this public house is a 'community hub' - a hub for illness and unhappiness that spreads far beyond the original perpetrator.

Brockley Nick said...

Well that is not what I was expecting.

Harty said...

It sounds amazing! I am thrilled and can't wait to visit!

Brockley Nick said...

I hear you bro: Speakeasies are cooler.

Emily said...

Sounds amazing, living 5 minutes away I can't wait!

THNick said...

As a fan of dishonest pricing I think this sounds great. But he's ticked a lot of the BC-trolls' boxes.

1889@hotmail.com said...

Selling fizz at less than 40 sheets a bottle will allow normal people to buy some. How are the coffee swilling elite going to remain an elite when even the normals can afford bubbles on a night out? Damn them.



Sounds like a nice place.

Robert said...

It certainly ticks the boxes. A whiskey room has piqued my interest. I'll probably avoid it during the day though. Mind you - I tend to only get to the pub after 9.30 anyway.

Headhunter said...

Honor Oak branded Champagne - we have ARRIVED!

Headhunter said...

....And 'Spoons Champagne?

Uncontrollably pedantic person said...

Aaarghh - please delete that rogue apostrophe!

Headhunter said...

40 "sheets"! Love it... Haven't heard a quid referred to as a "sheets" since I lived with a guy from Bradford at uni... You must be a notherner....

Anon said...

Sarsaparillas all round ;)

Algernonian said...

Honor Oak branded champagne? You mean a lower quality bottle that retails in the supermarket at £20 ish, doubled in price with a fancy sticker on it? Bargain.

Anon said...

They really don't know what they've let themselves in for posting on here ;)

Happy Local said...

Brilliant. This sounds great. Why some people on here have reason to complain is beyond me. It has been such a shame seeing The Honor Oak boarded up.

Headhunter said...

Huzzah and 3 cheers for the Coffee Swilling Elite and down with Fried Chicken....

Paddy said...

Fried Chicken costs more than coffee actually

Headhunter said...

I wouldn't know, as a fully paid up member of the Coffee Swilling Elite I come out in hives when I get near fried chicken...

Anonymous said...

Sounds great. Whisky room is exciting, but hopefully there is more beer (ideally local craft beers) than just The Governer, which is not exactly a good beer...

Gu Est said...

How about Cuban cigars?

CAzT said...

There's nothing wrong with bringing a bit of class to the area, Honor Oak is actually quite wealthy now. And there are enough local boozers remaining to satisfy those who are disgruntled by anything too smart. The area is slowly bringing something for everyone and we should be supporting this.

terrencetrentderby said...

Sounds great, price out the local Irish and I'm there.

terrencetrentderby said...

Why Pete?

J said...

Wow. Was that written by the manager or an Estate Agent??


Ran it through Google Translate and this came out:


"Have you recently moved into a 3 bed house in Honor Oak?
Are you still missing that 1 bed flat above Carluccio's in Clapham?
Do you still tell people South East London is "not that bad"?
I bet you wish you back on that Holiday Of A Lifetime in Dubai?
Well I've got some good news. The Honor Oak has arrived with about as much class and charm as Bernard Manning."


Had a lot more potential when Antic were sniffing around it. I have faith that the discerning people of SE23 and environs won't fall for this BS for long.

Pete Thornton said...

Because I was expecting a lot of people wittering on about ludicrous prices and the evils of gentrification. It has been a bit disappointing to be honest .

mine's a pint said...

where does it say that, J? steaks, pies, ploughmans lunch... nothing too pretentious there, they're all regulars on the Brockley Jack menu.... only locally sourced, which hopefully means supporting local suppliers unlike Green King's centralised purchasing policy. Good for them.

Tulip said...

To boast about spending £600,000 on a rennovation does not inspire. Had Antic taken it on they would have worked their wonders for a fraction I am sure. Hoping it is a success and the prices don't reflect the work done. Excited to check it out!

Monkeyboy said...

I like Antic pubs, I really do but let's not elevate them to sainted status. They are more than capable of some very sharp practice.

Headhunter said...

As good as Antic pubs are and I'm glad they are reopening places across S London, they're generally sparsely furnished with items that look like they've come from the local jumble sale... Fraction of the cost, yes, but it shows! Take a look at the Job Centre!

Earl Elizabeth said...

Now here is someone who has vision and i will back you guys 100%. I am so happy that someone like yourself can bring are community back together and show the rest of London how you do it in South East London 8-)

priced-out-of-my-street said...

Sounds like a fucking hole. "Whisky room?" Fuck off back to Shoreditch you insufferable cunts.

DeGentrified said...

Antic are awful and, as bad as this plan is, I'm glad they won't be anywhere near a pub on my street.

Julian Keogh said...

If you are interested in live music at your place I can offer myself up as a vocalist guitarist or a vocalist pianist (good for sunday brunches or private functions etc.). I currently play sometimes at The Hill Lounge and Kitchen on Sundays and have gigged in the Hob too. More info can be found at www.dr-jules.de

pubgoer said...

Well, it does sound interesting and it is good to see this pub brought back into use.

Not sure about 'own brand' anything and specially commissioned champagne
with accompanying namedropping sounds like an idea dreamt up by the
aspirational classes of Peckham.

However, the Whisky Room sounds the business and a gastro menu....Hopefully the prices will be within my pain threshold. See if they get the balance right.

And a multi-function room! A place to have parties. The one that is supposed to be fitted out at the Jam Circus seems to have stalled.

I would go there just to see some live music. That is always a big attraction.

There are a lot of ticks in boxes here and I am sure everyone will be
checking it out. I don't doubt that a huge amount of work has gone into
getting it up and running.

I am hoping that the freehold/leasehold arrangements are stable and long term. So many successful pubs go out of business because of the predations of the property companies that infest the sector.

Best of luck with this, very good news for the area.

Rosa DeRange said...

I too would like to offer my entertainment services to your re-opening venue.
I am a lap-dancer of some 45 years experience, I can cater for the single gentleman or the 'lads crowd' - I've done it all and got the T-shirt to prove it (the T-shirt is removed during a performance of course)
I can do most evenings and some lunchtimes - although not Thursdays when I have a residency at the Beckenham Rotary Club that would be difficult to break.

Rosa DeRange said...

I'm afraid not dearie, but if you're too shy to ask for a private session please say so

local irish said...

We'll be there.

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