Lock Tavern buys the Amersham Arms

Friend of Brockley Central, Luke, has emailed this news about the Amersham Arms in New Cross.

The Amersham Arms has been bought by the Lock Tavern (uber cool/trendyvenue in Camden). My mate works in the record industry and got a news update a few days ago.

"Now in the hands of the group who own the Lock Tavern, Defectors Weld and Keston Lodge, the Amersham Arms is due for a sprucing up over thesummer. Known for its rock, country, jazz and ska nights, we hope a similarly eclectic music policy will still be on offer come the autumn."

The Amersham is already one of the best pubs in the area, but the new owners can probably be relied upon to retain its character while adding a new and improved music line-up.

Now, if only the Venue can be rescued from death-by-tribute acts and restored to its former goth glory, New Cross will get its groove back.