Yes after all those earlier missed deadlines Knowles of Norwood is opening tomorrow!
All the Knowles bar team are working flat out to get the pub open sometime between 6pm and 7pm on Thursday 26th November. Named after the original premises in Knights Hill ( now Otter Trading) Knowles will be the first new pub in West Norwood for very many years. Pop in to meet Dave, the bar manager, and see how the old Co-op at 294-296 Norwood Road SE27 9AF ( close to York Hill) has been transformed into a spacious pub by Antic. Bar food will be provided by Oh My Dog!
Antic’s long awaited plans for a bar & Pizza Union restaurant, next to the petrol station, are on hold pending a new planning application. The latest plans are for a 3 storey block of 6 flats and 5 small shops in an arcade at the back of the bar & restaurant site at 294-298 Norwood Road SE27 9AF
The Tulse Hill Hotel at 150 Norwood Road SE24 9AY is getting a new look under its new management. Jemma & Matt will be building on their experience from The Salthouse in Abbey Rd, north London to create a gastro pub for West Norwood. Look out for the opening before Christmas.
A great addition to the wide range of places to eat out in West Norwood – soon to be followed by Antic who have the go ahead to turn the shop site at 294 Norwood Road SE27 9AF into a restaurant & pub.
Antic were granted a licence to operate Knowles bar & restaurant from the former This That and The Other store at 294-296 Norwood Road (next to the petrol station) by Lambeth’s Licensing committee on Tuesday. Antic already has planning permission and expects to open this long awaited new bar and restaurant in West Norwood’s town centre before Christmas.
Plans for a new pub and restuarant in West Norwood have been submitted to Lambeth council by Antic who were originally trying to open Knowles of Norwood in Knights Hill. Their new site is 294-298 Norwood Road SE27 9AF which is currently the This,That Other Discount Store.
Antic plan to split the shop into two units- a pub and a restaurant . The current planning status is A1 – retail so planning permission is required to change the use to A4 for the pub and A3 for the restaurant.
Antic say “The pub will be family and dog friendly, feature local and national ales among other well chosen spirits and boast a fine kitchen and dining room area serving British food with an Antic twist. Please send letters of support for our application to convert the building into a pub and restaurant, adding new frontage and creating a garden at the rear, to email@example.com so we may present a file in support of our application to the council.”
Antic are looking for an alternative and larger building to house one of their boutique style pubs in West Norwood. The site next to Emmaus at 17 Knights Hill turned out not to be suitable and has been sold on.