The Honor Oak closes

The Honor Oak pub (1 St German's Road, SE23) has shut and will reopen under new management. An announcement on the former management's Facebook page says:

It is with a heavy heart that I must let you know that The Honor Oak is no more. The doors are closed the tears are flowing. 

When faced with such a difficult operating environment, couple with a distinct lack of support from Punch Taverns, we have had to throw the towel in, not least for our own sanity. Thank you to everybody who has supported us, played music, sung, danced, quizzed us or helped us plug holes in this disastrous building. We will miss you all and hope very much that the corporate management group moving in will be sensitive to the needs of the community.

The pub doesn't benefit from a lot of local footfall so has to work hard to attract customers. Unfortunately, the latest team to run the place seemed to struggle and standards fell at what has traditionally been one of the area's best boozers. Let's hope it reopens soon.

With thanks to BarCar.