The Amersham Arms to change hands

The Amersham Arms is to be sold.

The pub was bought by the owners of the Lock Tavern in Camden in 2007 and refurbished by them. The pub is, in Brockley Central's humble opinion, a great pub which the current owners did a good job of revitalising, helping to kick-start the area's nightlife renaissance.

However, the early ambition to turn it in to a leading music venue faded after a good start with acts like Hot Chip and while it still hosts some great events and comedy nights, live music has not flourished as the owners envisaged.

Brockley Central understands that a sale is imminent and that the prospective new owners aim to run operate a similar style of venue and we look forward to hearing more about their plans in due course.

With thanks to Pitta on Southeastcentral for alerting us to the story in the first place.