New gastro-pub for Brockley

Punch Taverns have submitted plans to Lewisham Council to enable them to convert The Talbot on Tyrwhitt Road in to a pub and restaurant.

Currently a place which can make you feel like you're walking in to a fight when you go through the front door even though there's never anyone else in there, The Talbot is an obvious candidate for investment and Punch have clearly recognised that the Conservation area is crying out for a pub that doesn't require bars on the windows.

Punch are the largest pub chain in the UK and specialise in running pubs with a 'traditional' or local feel. The plans include a refurbishment of both the interior and the exterior, including the pavement area.

Exactly when all this is due to happen is not clear and the bar staff are still in the dark. If anyone knows anything about the timings, please let me know.