New pubs in West Norwood

Proposed pub site

Jane Pickard & Emmaus staff outside the proposed new pub

The derelict shop at 13-19  Knights Hill, between Emmaus and the new Ladbroke’s betting shop , applied for planning permission to become a bar-restaurant in summer 2008. The final decision will be made on Wednesday 16th December 2009 at Lambeth’s planning committee at 7pm  in Lambeth Town hall . For details of the committee papers see:

These meetings are open to the public who may speak in favour or against the proposals.

The shop has been derelict since it was last used as a Job Centre about 10 years ago.  The owners plan a pub similar to Westow House at 79 Westow Hill, The EDT in Lordship Lane and Jam Circus in Brockley Road. See their web site for details :

And the  new owners of Southern Pride on Elder Road are applying  for a licence under the name of Scandals Bar & Club   For details of the licence see
Closing date for public ‘representations’ is 28th December 2009.

We still wait to see what happens to The  Gipsy  Queen on Norwood High Street and The Rose & Crown on Crown Lane  which both remain closed.

If you comment on either of these developments please do copy in  Cllr Jackie Meldrum at


Filed under Labour Councillors, Leisure, Local Business, West Norwood

3 responses to “New pubs in West Norwood

  1. Caroline Day

    I think a nice pub will be just what West Norwood needs. I dont ever fancy some of the other ones like the Norwood hotel, but love the EDT – there are a lot of young professionals like me who want a more trendy pub. It will mean we stay in WN rather than going to Crystal Palace or East Dulwich for a night out.

    • Gayle

      Totally agree! It will be so nice to have a proper ‘local’. I love all of Antic’s bars, so really looking forward to seeing what they do here in WN. Slowly but surely I think West Norwood is finally putting it’s mark on the map.

  2. Julie

    I agree with Caroline. Fingers Crossed now.

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