Portland Bookmakers replaced by Coral

Brockley Road bookies, Portland Bookmakers, who promised to shake up the Brockley betting landscape with a new approach to high street gambling, has fallen to the ever-present Coral. The shop on the corner of Adelaide Avenue is currently being refurbished by the new tenants.

Portland arrived in Brockley in controversial fashion, replacing a former video shop and taking their bid to change the building's use to the courts, in a case that Lewisham Council eventually lost.

During this period, Portland claimed local punters would appreciate the upmarket approach, which would differentiate them from the likes of Coral. Evidently, instant coffee in paper cups wasn't enough of a differentiator to help them take on the gambling goliaths.

Thanks to those on Twitter who confirmed the story.