The Rose Pub & Kitchen, opening today

The Rose Pub in New Cross is opening tonight. The venue replaces the Hobgoblin. Here are the full details, courtesy of Transpontine:

The Rose Pub & Kitchen (to give it its full name) opens on Thursday 29 January 2015 at 6 pm, complete with 'pizza from the wood burning oven'. They're also advertising for kitchen porters. 

It's under the new management of Urban Pubs and Bars, a company set up in 2013 by the founders of Realpubs, Malcolm Heap and Nick Pring. They also run the Whippet Inn in Kensal Rise and the Old Ship Inn in Hackney. 

17 comments:

Headhunter said...

Sounds very similar to New Cross House down the road...

Joe Sheeran said...

Hope it's more pub than gastro

Jimbo said...

It is. Remarkably so.

Ella said...

Sadly its very similar but without working plumbing !

D4v3y said...

Great refurb and lots of space - really nice evening!

Carly Dunnell said...

I lost a ring in here on opening night. Small gold band, if anyone has seen it please contact me!

pdhan said...

It does look nice in there but we left because of the insanely loud music and popped down to the NX House instead. I know I'm getting old but aren't you supposed to be able to talk in a pub anymore?

Gill said...

Popped in on Friday night and it was mentally busy and loud, so we waited till last night to visit. It's like a cosier version of the New Cross House without the biohazard toilets, has a friendlier vibe and more mixed clientele. Pizzas were ok if a little soggy, some of the staff a bit clueless, but they've only been open a couple of days. I reckon once they've settled down it'll be another good option in New Cross for food and beers.

BrockleyDan said...

Went in on Saturday early evening. Refurb looking really good with very nice outside space. V good pizza but several menu items not available which was a shame. Decent craft beers on tap and young friendly crowd. Good addition to the area

Stephen D said...

Shame they didn't make it a nice 'pub' instead of yet another restaurant that is wrongly called a pub!

anonymous said...

What is with some of these negative comments? What is a nice pub anyway? The thing about "nice " pubs mate is that they don't make money. What is wrong with going to a pub where you can have a pint and eat good food anyway? we don't all want to eat walkers crisps with our pint. I went there on Sunday and thought it was great. it's awesome to have another decent place to go out to in the area. i am really glad they chose to open up around here and am really confident they will do well.

Anon said...

I was in there on Sunday and won't be going back.

The food was poor (4 slices of pepperoni on a pizza, self raising flower used in Yorkshire puddings) the staff totally clueless (wrong orders, no idea of what was on and off the menu) and the refurb job has been done on the cheap (still all the old broken tiles in the toilets).

It is an improvement on the Hobgoblin but given the amount of similar pub/restaurants in the area they will need to up their game if they want to survive.

terrencetrentderby said...

Maybe give them a chance to get going before you leave a shitty review...

Headhunter said...

Went in for a drink a couple of nights ago. I didn't ever go in when it was the Hobgoblin but they seem to have done a decent enough refurb job although it's very similar but not quite as good as New Cross House down the road (in my opinion). Very similar kind of menu to NCH and feel.


I echo what someone else said here - the music was too loud, was trying to talk to the person I was with but could barely hear them across the table - everyone else in the place was shouting to make themselves heard which raised the general volume even more. Perhaps I'm just too old. Prices are quite high too - pint of Trumans Best Bitter was £4.50.


Still, nice job and good addition to the New Cross scene. Happy to see it revert to its original name, it's nice to keep a bit of tradition! Glad it didn't close down and get turned into flats. I'm sure I'll be back....

Anon said...

It was a shitty experience

Stephen D said...

Anonymous, if you don't know what a nice 'pub' is, then how can you say they don't make money? Obviously being older than you I do remember the days when pubs were warm welcoming places for adults, not creches, and where you talked to each other, not to a mobile phone or people buying half a lager and sitting for an hour or more using a laptop! I realise this is now the way of the world and my kind of 'pub' is dying out fast but I do think that this could be a really good place to be if they concentrate more on the pub side than the food and, by the way, some people can only afford a packet of walkers crisps!

Alex said...

Have now been there a few times to drink and/ or have something to eat. A very welcome change from the Hob' indeed, but as said in other reviews here, it does feel a lot like the NXH down the road. Decor is nice, the staff lovely too. Food is ok, with some room to improve... Soggy fish and chips, and the pizzas would welcome extra topping - they were a bit on the 'mean' side again last night... Regardless, it's a welcome change not having to walk to NX from NXG for a decent pub.
The real downside is the music: impossible to hear the person next to you, which is a shame when over dinner. And the bathroom... The ladies' either don't close, or don't flush, which is quite grim. Hopefully they will sort it out soon.
Apart from that, good all around!

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