I was excited to find out that the White Hart hotel and pub in New Cross Gate (previously the subject of my photo history post) is set to reopen under new management in the coming weeks.
The pub (which always seemed to only have a couple of people inside, propping up the bar) closed last month, and refurbishment work has been taking place since. The pub was once at the centre of a heated debate when the previous owner announced that he wanted to reopen the place as a strip club, which wasn't exactly well received by the local community.
A new Twitter account (@thewhitehartse) is promising 'top quality beer, beautiful food and all round entertainment. Late License, Craft Beer & Roof Terrace' - hopefully a nice addition to the neighbourhood.
Personally, I'm pleased that the pub won't be lying empty (unlike the former Barclays across the road) or - for now - being turned into another block of luxury apartments or a Tesco Metro.