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messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by JohnL May 16, 09:54AM

Abe_froeman Wrote:
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> Looks like EI are becoming quite vindictive in all
> of this row
>
> [www.instagram.com]
> e=ig_web_copy_link
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> Seems they've granted a new lease to a vehicle
> called "Old Spot Pubs" which is actually just a
> subsidiary of Enterprise Inns.

I agree on the pinkish colour with one of the comments - It's a great colour smiling smiley

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by TonyQuinn May 16, 04:01PM

The whole thing is a 21st century swindle. And frankly a disgrace. How can a successful and much-loved part of the community be taken away so easily.
May I bring everyone's attention to what these guys who are apparently taking over say they're about.

Dave Ford, who is behind this joint venture with Ei that is taking over the Palmerston, said as recently as February, the following.

"We tend to take on pubs that have been shut for a while with the intention of giving the community back their local."

You're a hypocrite Mr Ford. If you want to give, as you say "the community back their local," give us back the Palmerston.

Until that time, I hope I see no one in whatever emerges. You don't have to call it a boycott. It's standing up for the community and its people.

I suggest that when Mr. Ford's crew turn up, we throw this line back in his face, time and time again.



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messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by alice May 16, 04:06PM

It will be packed.

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by tiddles May 17, 12:25AM

With tony quinn on this

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by goldilocks May 17, 10:07AM

Not even sure that a 'boycott' will be necessary. Looking at 'The Star of the East' the food offering is nothing like the quality of the Palmerston, so think that it won't necessary attract the same people. Will be interesting to see if there is a market for the middle of the road pubco pub food offering? Feels a bit like the pub food bit is well catered for, but I guess we will see once it opens. It reminds me a little of when Adventure Bar moved in, totally misjudged the market and closed down in a relatively short period of time.

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by JohnL May 17, 10:10AM

goldilocks Wrote:
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> Not even sure that a 'boycott' will be necessary.
> Looking at 'The Star of the East' the food
> offering is nothing like the quality of the
> Palmerston, so think that it won't necessary
> attract the same people. Will be interesting to
> see if there is a market for the middle of the
> road pubco pub food offering? Feels a bit like
> the pub food bit is well catered for, but I guess
> we will see once it opens. It reminds me a little
> of when Adventure Bar moved in, totally misjudged
> the market and closed down in a relatively short
> period of time.

Adventure Bar should have worked at that point but now it would be Peckham smiling smiley

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by mrwb May 17, 01:25PM

Let's wait and see. Ultimately this is a commercial dispute, we don't have full details of.

Does seem very odd current owners own the freehold though. Presumably they'll be able take it back eventually.

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by Jim1234 May 18, 08:33AM

Will the Palmerston not be looking to reopen at a different site?

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by tiddles May 18, 09:47AM

Cannot think of any availble sites on lordship lane - they are local so would want to stay in the area where their loyal customers are

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by goldilocks May 18, 05:36PM

They could wait for Youngís to give up on the cherry tree and move in there! Would actually work as a pub AND a dining room!

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by Baroness Millhaven May 28, 04:44PM

It already works as a pub/dining room and Youngs are already spending money on a refurb

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by Sephiroth May 28, 05:16PM

"Youngs are already spending money on a refurb"

which will be bland, very expensive and mediocre food

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by Sue May 30, 07:31AM

Sephiroth Wrote:
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> "Youngs are already spending money on a refurb"
>
> which will be bland, very expensive and mediocre
> food


Yep

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by Help-Ma-Boab June 01, 07:59PM

Open for one more week. Some kind of 1 week extension. Show it some love

Lovely lunch there today

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by James Barber June 03, 07:16AM

That's really good to know. Thank you Help-Me-Boab.

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messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by Carrie June 03, 02:53PM

Looked pretty closed when I walked past at lunchtime

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by Loutwo June 03, 05:17PM

This hasnít been a decent pub for years. I appreciate some people enjoy the food side of things, but letís face it itís not a place to go and enjoy a few swift ones IMHO. Maybe whoever takes it over can turn it back into a less food orientated venue again. Fingers crossed.

Louisa.



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messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by DovertheRoad June 03, 05:28PM

Went to pay my farewell with a lunch on Saturday - food was excellent. Shows there's a quality chef maintaining standards right to the bitter end - a class touch and not something I've found elsewhere. I'm keen to see where Jamie and team land next - they'll no doubt take a stack of goodwill and customer loyalty with them.

Thanks Palmerston staff for all the good times we had over the years. Much missed and see you for the next one...

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by DulwichFox June 11, 02:34PM

Spoke with the New owner Dave this afternoon. Very pleasant fellow.

Pub will be under The Old Spot Brewery and not Youngs.

Old Spot offers 5 - 6 beers. But Dave will be getting Guest beers inc. London Pride Fullers

Food will be available but Beer will be main Priority.

Hopes to be open in 2 1/2 weeks. Pending removal of asbestos. ?? so could be delayed

Also big Clean-up and Decorating job,, Painting, New Toilets..

Well needed in my opinion

Look forward to having an Old Pub back open after 15 years..

Just my opinion but I have a good feeling about this.
EDT needs some decent competition. Good Pub but They are getting a bit complacent

DulwichFox

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by EDOldie June 11, 02:49PM

Well, this is the delightful parent company. [www.eigroupplc.com] As you can see a proper Pubco with about four and a half thousand 'pubs'. The complete antithesis of what a local pub is and should be. Itís phoney, false and designed to fleece you rather than provide any sort of local amenity. So, another bland pub to join the ranks of the Dog, the Plough, sadly now the Cherry Tree as well. The EDT may be part of a group, but they do have local small brewers on tap and do make a real effort to be a local boozer. Itís my pub of choice now within walking distance of home and the foods good too.

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by Humdinger June 11, 02:50PM

Sounds good to me. I have little interest in pubs that are more bothered about serving people expensive lunch and dinners, than enjoying drinks.

As you said EDT seems to be the only one in the LL stretch that attracts people mostly there for drinking.

Great it will not be a Youngs either, who are the biggest money grabbers going.

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by bob June 11, 03:36PM

What group does the EDT belong to

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by EDOldie June 11, 03:39PM

[anticlondon.com] Antic Pubs

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by tiddles June 11, 03:42PM

shame a small local business has been shut down in favour of a themed chain.

they won't be getting my business

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by georgia June 11, 03:44PM

> > EDT needs some decent competition. Good Pub but
> They are getting a bit complacent
> DulwichFox

How exactly?

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by Humdinger June 11, 03:44PM

Found this about Old Spot Pub sites:

[www.eigroupplc.com]

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by Humdinger June 11, 04:29PM

i had a look at their food menu for another one of their pubs in Limehouse, where i would assume will be similar pricing as the Palmerston. A cheeseburger with chips is £13.50. A meat feast pizza is £14.

these are high prices for basic pub food, so im not holding my breath for the pints to be well priced.

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by Sephiroth June 11, 04:42PM

[thestaroftheeast.co.uk]

Yep - high prices and judging by the photos, it doesn't exactly scream "proper pub" does it?

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by derwentgrove June 11, 05:00PM

Whilst I too mourn the loss of the outgoing Palmerston, why the rush to judgment here? There seem to be seven pubs in the Old Spot group and on-line research suggests that no two menus are alike. I agree that the Limehouse menu isn't inspiring, but is that necessarily the best comparator? (I say that as someone who bought his first house in E14 and lived there for nine years before moving to ED). I will be keeping an open mind: on the basis of DF's intel it doesn't sound as if we will have too long to wait.



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messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by edcam June 11, 05:44PM

Don't you realise this is the East Dulwich Forum?!

derwentgrove Wrote:
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why the rush to judgment here?

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