May Gob have mercy on their souls

Dig This, the New Cross nursery, is looking for an alternative home, after the new owners of the Hobgoblin pub, which houses them, served them notice. Owner Mihaly confirmed the news at the recent People's Kitchen event.

Dig This is a wonderful local institution and it's been joined at the hip with record store Spotty Vinyl in the Hobgoblin's side passage - the Gob and Magob of New Cross. We don't know why they have to go - perhaps there are good reasons - all's we know is that the world needs more plant, food and record shops. We hope they find a new home nearby soon.

With thanks to Tamsin for the news.

6 comments:

Naomi Hannay said...

oh i hope they move to Brockley, I would use them everyday if they were closer to me!

Aricana said...

Yes, come to Brockley.

anonymous said...

Sad to see "Dig this Nursery" go but hopefully the HobGoblin's new owners can turn that place into a pub that is worth going to regularly. Does anyone know what their plans are with the pub?

terrencetrentderby said...

There's always J Sainsburys toots, it's become a byword for honesty on the Westside

Tamsin said...

GOOD NEWS! They've found somewhere - moved in today to 6 Clifton Rise, SE14 6JP. A few hundred yards east of where they were and the other side of the main road, down beside the venue. Lovely shop, café seating by big plate windows in the front, looking out at the Georgian cottage directly opposite and diagonally across to the new development which I hope will ensure their long-term viability (along with Goldsmiths trade). Vinyl set out for easy browsing and the background music is from a turn-table (take along a record that you have not been able to listen to for decades and they will probably play it for you!). Another plus is that they sell re-fill your own bottle olive oil by the half litre.
Will post some photos when I've go them downloaded and accessible.

Mik said...

Anyone know the new owners of Hobgoblin?

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