Saturday, 12 March 2011

'The Ravensbourne Arms' to open this Summer

We hear that the Former 'Coach and Horses' at 323 Lewisham High Street (opposite St.Mary's Church) is to open this Summer as 'The Ravensbourne Arms'.  It seems it has been acquired and is being refurbished by the Antic Group ( who run Jam Circus on Brockley Road.
Fi Collett, Antic's Events Manager, tells me "we are more than proud of the 6 Cask Marques that we currently hold and we hope to increase that to every pub in the group - but as I’m sure you are aware, they are not handed out lightly!  We stock 3-4 regular and guest ales and will soon be starting our own brewery so that we can also add our own stock to that list.  Children are more than welcome in our pubs until 8pm (although exact times vary - it is down to the manager) and we encourage young mums in the early afternoon with great coffee and light lunches.  I am afraid I don’t know yet if that will apply to the Ravensbourne Arms as we haven’t yet worked out the need for lunchtime opening in Lewisham!"
Sounds like good news all round.  Watch this space for info on opening date.


Pete said...

I'm looking forward to it - Jam Circus is a good place to go for lunch and a drink and I'm sure this will too.

Robert Sheppard, LVIG Deputy Secretary said...

Fi Collett at Antic writes today: "Having just returned from a planning meeting with the big boss, I’m pleased to say that we are still looking at mid-April for an opening of the pub. We’ll open the bar first with the kitchen following in a couple of weeks. The launch party will happen when the kitchen is finished and we are ready to serve food. That should be at the beginning of May. I’ll let you know more as we approach the date."

Michael Legge said...

Fi was a bit off the mark, eh? Still looks empty to me.

I'm very glad this pub has been bought over and is being renovated. I only went in there once in 1999 and a woman was using her baby's pram as an ashtray. I drank up quickly and left.

Anonymous said...

The Ravensbourne Arms opens on 25th may 2011 at 4 pm to be added to the mailing list, please send an e-mail to