Saturday, 29 October 2016

Is The Ravensbourne Arms to Close?

Brockley Central, which always has its ear to the ground, reports that pub company Antic London are selling The Ravensbourne Arms (opposite St.Mary's Church on Lewisham High Street).
It is not clear yet whether any new owners plan to develop the site or to retain pub use.  In August 2015 an application to turn the upper floors of the building into flats was granted by LB Lewisham.  Recently LBL has adopted a policy to safeguard pubs from conversion to residential use where the pub is a 'going concern', as The Ravensbourne clearly is, so hopefully there are ground for resisting any such application.
Robert Sheppard

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Living very close to the pub we investigated and can confirm that a new developer is working on 7 flats or so upstairs and is planning on refurbishing the pub downstairs. So hopefully there will be a new pub in the area opening in 2017!