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messageThe Grove Pub.
Posted by jeff1946 May 01, 05:26PM

Hello. I've just joined and am hoping someone can point me in the right direction. 'The Grove' Pub,on the South Circular Rd,near Dulwich park,opposite Streatham C.C. has been closed for some time now. The old Pub sign is still there and I'm wondering who to contact with a view to purchasing it. This was the pub where I met my future wife at Xmas 1990,we married in 1995 but she died in 2011. I have recently moved house and would really like the sign to put up in my garden room as the focal point of a memorial to her memory. Any advice would be appreciated. THank you.

messageRe: The Grove Pub.
Posted by GSJ57 May 01, 07:13PM

Sorry, I can't help with your request, but just wanted to say - what a lovely idea and I hope you're successful!

messageRe: The Grove Pub.
Posted by Melihoople May 01, 08:00PM

Have you tried to speak to the Dulwich Estate, they will know.

messageRe: The Grove Pub.
Posted by siousxiesue May 01, 09:01PM

I read that as you wanting to buy the pub itself! But lovely idea, and Dulwich Estates are the people to contact, good luck


jeff1946 Wrote:
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> Hello. I've just joined and am hoping someone can
> point me in the right direction. 'The Grove'
> Pub,on the South Circular Rd,near Dulwich
> park,opposite Streatham C.C. has been closed for
> some time now. The old Pub sign is still there and
> I'm wondering who to contact with a view to
> purchasing it. This was the pub where I met my
> future wife at Xmas 1990,we married in 1995 but
> she died in 2011. I have recently moved house and
> would really like the sign to put up in my garden
> room as the focal point of a memorial to her
> memory. Any advice would be appreciated. THank
> you.

messageRe: The Grove Pub.
Posted by Siduhe May 01, 09:31PM

As others have said, Dulwich Estate is the freeholder and has been trying to redevelop the site for housing for a while. There is apparently still a current pubco leaseholder but hasnít been active at the site since the fire. Def start with the Dulwich Estate office.

messageRe: The Grove Pub.
Posted by jeff1946 May 01, 10:22PM

Thanks for the info everybody. I will contact Dulwich Estate Office.

messageRe: The Grove Pub.
Posted by Lynne May 02, 06:54AM

Don't suppose you fancy buying the whole pub?

messageRe: The Grove Pub.
Posted by Applespider May 02, 07:36AM

Good luck in finding someone interested. Given that itís unlikely to re-open, Iíd be half-tempted to rock up with a high vis vest, some cones and a ladder and liberate the sign. Youíd get more attention from people praying itís the first step in a refurbishment than anyone official.

messageRe: The Grove Pub.
Posted by fishbiscuits May 02, 09:48AM

Yeah, I'd just turn up with a ladder and a toolbox, and take it down myself. If anyone else actually wanted it, it would already be gone.

messageRe: The Grove Pub.
Posted by jeff1946 May 02, 09:50AM

Haha Lynne. Tempting but my Bank balance wouldn't stretch that far.

messageRe: The Grove Pub.
Posted by Penguin68 May 02, 12:15PM

Yeah, I'd just turn up with a ladder and a toolbox, and take it down myself. If anyone else actually wanted it, it would already be gone.

Actually, a pub sign such as this has commercial value (and may even be listed, if the building itself is). Taking it is theft, for which you could be prosecuted. The fact that something hasn't already been stolen doesn't mean it is available to steal without consequence.

messageRe: The Grove Pub.
Posted by fishbiscuits May 02, 01:47PM

Yes of course it would be illegal. I wasn't trying to imply otherwise.

Some may find it morally justifiable, others may not. C'est la via.

messageRe: The Grove Pub.
Posted by mikeb May 02, 02:24PM

I think the pubco is / was Mitchells & Butler.

messageRe: The Grove Pub.
Posted by Sue May 02, 09:22PM

The front of the pub is taped off at the moment.

I assume this is because one of the upstairs windows looks about to fall out.

messageRe: The Grove Pub.
Posted by Zig-Zag May 02, 09:23PM

and good luck getting any useful response from Dulwich Estate...not a well run organisation in my opinion. Do hope you manage to get hold of the sign. What a lovely idea.

messageRe: The Grove Pub.
Posted by jeff1946 May 02, 11:05PM

They've suggested I should contact Harvesters and/or the Managing Agents. Will try that tomorrow.

messageRe: The Grove Pub.
Posted by Siduhe May 03, 11:25AM

jeff1946 Wrote:
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> They've suggested I should contact Harvesters
> and/or the Managing Agents. Will try that
> tomorrow.

They suggested you contact Harvester? The pub hasn't been a Harvester for a while, well before it closed - the pubco which has the lease on the Grove is Stonegate as far as I recall (see [www.southwarknews.co.uk]).

messageRe: The Grove Pub.
Posted by jeff1946 May 07, 07:04PM

Yes,been given Stonegate's number now. Will try them tomorrow.

messageRe: The Grove Pub.
Posted by sheff June 27, 09:42PM

From a friend who was enquiring about taking on the lease, they have already sold he car park and some land to a developer

messageRe: The Grove Pub.
Posted by natty01295 June 27, 10:56PM

what will it be ?????

messageRe: The Grove Pub.
Posted by jimbo1964 June 28, 09:51AM

Possibly luxury flats?

messageRe: The Grove Pub.
Posted by JohnL June 28, 10:03AM

jimbo1964 Wrote:
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> Possibly luxury flats?

whats a non-luxury flat. smiling smiley

messageRe: The Grove Pub.
Posted by Chick July 08, 07:10PM

A hard to let flat.



JohnL Wrote:
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> jimbo1964 Wrote:
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> > Possibly luxury flats?
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> whats a non-luxury flat. smiling smiley

messageRe: The Grove Pub.
Posted by klines11 July 11, 04:42PM

Good luck Jeff, it's a lovely idea

messageRe: The Grove Pub.
Posted by natty01295 July 16, 02:01PM

News???


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