Ladywell Tavern - grand re-opening

The Ladywell Tavern is under new management, and flyers are doing the rounds offering a free drink and nibbles from 4pm on the day of the grand opening, this Saturday 21st June.

We never visited the pub in its previous incarnation, and we've yet to talk to the new owner, but there is a note on Beerintheevening stating their intentions:

"...a lovely traditional english pub with a modern twist selling a good selection of our favorite beers, ciders and guest ales. We have a top kitchen and are hoping to provide good old simple grub daily and a smashin sunday lunch. Our philosophy is all about good drink, good food, good music and good times."

Families are welcome to the opening day, but it's over 21s after 8pm. A note on the flyer also states "no sportswear or dirty work clothes", which implies an upmarket feel. BC has never been a fan of dress codes since we spend most of our life in trainers, but this sounds like a simple "no scruffs or chavs" rule (classism? - discuss).

BC readers have been crying out for a decent gastropub for years, so get along there after the Hilly Fields Fayre to find out if it's up to the task.

The Ladywell Tavern, 80 Ladywell Road, SE13 7HS.