Antic take on the Copperfield

More good news for South East London's pub scene.

Reported by Betamatt on the Catford forum, Antic (the owners of local pubs Jam Circus, the Ravensbourne Arms and the Royal Albert, among others in South East London) have taken over the Copperfield pub in Catford.

The story is confirmed by Antic, who will rename it the Catford Bridge Tavern when they reopen it.

In December 2011, The News Shopper reported that:

Drug allegations, two stabbings and concerns over sexual exploitation could put a pub’s future at risk.

Neighbours have also complained to police about customers of the Copperfield noisily staggering out of the pub in the early hours, using their walls as urinals and even women being driven about on the bonnets of cars. 

The Catford Bridge boozer, recently hit with a noise abatement notice, is currently shut while its licence is reviewed on the recommendation of police.

We await the protests that this is more unwelcome gentrification of a wonderful, old-fashioned community pub.