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messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by Sephiroth June 11, 06:02PM

Nowt to do with the forum in this instance

Try and think of an enterprise inns related refurb anywhere in recent years where you thought “ahhhh proper pub”

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

EDO Thanks for that

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by Humdinger June 12, 08:56AM

derwentgrove Wrote:
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> 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.


true, if anything the prices will be higher than their site in Limehouse.

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by tiddles June 12, 10:45AM

It's the principal....

local business grafted to build up a gastropub before Lordship lane was a 'destination'
not everyone's cup of tea but something different at the time.

Having built up a good business and reputation - rug pulled from underthem so that the brewery can ride the wave of their success with a 'chain' which supposedly gives the locals a pub after a business has been failing there.

so much that is not right about this whole business. Also suspect the Palmerston have been very diplomatic in not reporting the shenanigans that have been going on with the dealings with Enterprise....

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by Hemingway June 12, 10:52AM

Sephiroth Wrote:
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> Nowt to do with the forum in this instance
>
> Try and think of an enterprise inns related refurb
> anywhere in recent years where you thought “ahhhh
> proper pub”

yup, "but 'This time' it will be alright* "

*see also socialism smiling smiley

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by Lemming June 12, 12:02PM

This is great news - for those with nostalgic memories of "drinker's pubs" - who in reality only go to pubs once a fortnight for a pint and a half.

Those who harbour a strange deep-seated resentment of a local business that operated successfully for 15 years will also be delighted.

(Suspect there may be some overlap within the above.)

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by fishbiscuits June 12, 01:34PM

The Palmerston was a fantastic restaurant. So many excellent meals there over the years.

If you prefer pubs to restaurants/gastropubs then fine, maybe you'll be happy with the new offering. The place has good bones. But don't expect affordable beers, and the food will almost certainly be inferior value to it's predecessor.

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by tiddles June 12, 07:39PM

So no one gives a toss about people investing, grafting and building a reputation in a non trendy area?”the lack
Of loyalty here is mind boggling.

This is my ‘beef’

Large chain behaving badly?

Sometimes they need to know it is not ok

The poor new manager is not responsible but he needs to-be in a position to feed back to the money boys
That the grockels have an opinion.

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by TonyQuinn June 13, 05:07PM

Absolutely right Tiddles.
"Sometimes they need to know it is not ok."
Guy running it may be a fine fellow, but what went on for him to get the boozer was wrong.
Don't expect a boycott to drive him and his chain under, but it'll be fun trying.

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by JohnL June 14, 10:09AM

[thepalmerston.co.uk] just says "Welcome to Queo"

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by snowy June 14, 01:47PM

Portuguese web developers? [www.queo.pt]

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerstonattachment
Posted by rostamk June 16, 12:51PM

So a few things that have disapointed me with all of this but now the new proprietors are now advertising for staff and making claims that they are simply “expanding” the staff and wish to welcome us to our “familiar but spruced up local”.

It is infuriating that the new owners take locals to be fools. My custom was unlikely to go there, but now it definitely won’t given they are trying to profit from a reputation built by another business. If they had honestly said it was a new business and they wanted to welcome locals I’d have had more respect for them.

PS the website they have up on their posters hasn’t yet been registered should someone else want to get the website first.

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messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by tiddles June 17, 01:15PM

Its all ok! The posters in the window say The palmerston is only closed for a refurb and is reopening
At the end of june! No mention of the spotty pig at all - hirrah!!

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by Mick Mac June 17, 03:32PM

tiddles Wrote:
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> Its all ok! The posters in the window say The
> palmerston is only closed for a refurb and is
> reopening
> At the end of june! No mention of the spotty pig
> at all - hirrah!!

This is presumably irony? Surely.

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by tiddles June 17, 03:46PM

well the wording on their poster is somewhat questionable - it suggests the pub is closing for a refurb and then reopening - not a new business altogether opening on that site..

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by DulwichFox June 29, 07:38PM

It is now Open. Have not been in yet.

I'm worried about what I might me asked to pay for a pint.

Does seem there is a lot of people dining in the evening so still 'Looks' like a restaurant.

Think I will await feedback from EDF users.

DulwichFox

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by DulwichFox June 30, 03:33PM

Definitely a Restaurant. Evening and again today at lunchtime (Sunday) Every table set for dining.
Paper napkins and cutlery with Menus. Did not study Menu in too much detail but as a guide Fries at £5.00

Fox.

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Posted by derwentgrove June 30, 04:49PM

Been in twice since the soft opening on Friday night and am encouraged by the extent of the continuity.

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messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by Humdinger July 01, 11:47AM

Roast beef dinner £24?

'Fries' £5?

How ridiculous. No doubt pints will be just as pricey.

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by fishbiscuits July 01, 12:11PM

£24 is steak money. If I pay that for a roast, it'd better be one of the best roast beef and yorkshire puds I've ever had.

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by Siduhe July 01, 12:23PM

derwentgrove Wrote:
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> Been in twice since the soft opening on Friday
> night and am encouraged by the extent of the
> continuity.

Wow, so they are totally trading off the business and reputation of the Palmerston with that menu. That makes me even less inclined to go in, but appreciate you posting.

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by tiddles July 01, 12:30PM

yes I saw that too! they have not changed the name so as you say, they are riding on the coattails of the ousted business

def not visiting...

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by theron July 01, 12:33PM

Great range of choice for vegetarians/vegans too.......

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by JohnL July 01, 12:45PM


messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by Humdinger July 01, 02:14PM

fishbiscuits Wrote:
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> £24 is steak money. If I pay that for a roast,
> it'd better be one of the best roast beef and
> yorkshire puds I've ever had.


Its by a long stretch the most expensive pub roast i have ever heard, and i thought Youngs were bad with their £17.00 offerings. In fact, it costs even more than Hawksmoor, a much celebrated steak restaurant renowned for top quality roasts too.

On the basis of these prices, i will likely never step foot in the place, and will advise others to do likewise. Anywhere that is clearly ripping off their customers deserves to be boycotted.

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by DulwichFox July 01, 02:21PM

I will Not Boycott the place.

I just won't go there.

DulwichFox

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by bob July 01, 02:49PM

Was closed 9.30pm last night Bob S

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by fishbiscuits July 01, 02:51PM

Humdinger Wrote:
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> In fact, it costs even more than Hawksmoor

Yes, the Hawksmoor roast is exactly what I was thinking of. If it's better than that, then fine...

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by worldwiser July 01, 08:11PM

I agree, the prices are total lunacy. The food may prove to be utterly divine which it unquestioningly would have to be but, for my money, you get a sublime roast at The Rosendale in W Dulwich for 15 quid. So I guess that's where I'll be going.

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by NewWave July 01, 08:30PM

Humdinger Wrote:
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> fishbiscuits Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > £24 is steak money. If I pay that for a roast,
> > it'd better be one of the best roast beef and
> > yorkshire puds I've ever had.
>
>
> Its by a long stretch the most expensive pub roast
> i have ever heard, and i thought Youngs were bad
> with their £17.00 offerings. In fact, it costs
> even more than Hawksmoor, a much celebrated steak
> restaurant renowned for top quality roasts too.
>
> On the basis of these prices, i will likely never
> step foot in the place, and will advise others to
> do likewise. Anywhere that is clearly ripping off
> their customers deserves to be boycotted.


£24 for a roast dinner when going rate at most pubs is around £15...they're having a laugh!!!
that means a Sunday lunch for 4 with a bottle of wine will be well over £100-do they know they're not in Chelsea???
Even west end places are cheaper than this.
sounds like a total rip off!!!
We won't be bothering to go.
Great shame as we loved the Palmerston for a Sunday get-together with friends now and again.

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