Thursday, 16 August 2012

Farewell Worcester Park Tavern.






13 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Johan said...

Good riddance! The pub had poor hygiene, the dregs of society as patrons, crap beer. Only the old staff were any good.

the parkerilla said...

According to this article in the Sutton Guardian, Spirit Group has found a buyer for the pub but because negotiations haven't been concluded they won't say the name of the possible new owner. Link here http://www.suttonguardian.co.uk/leisure/food/drink/9885196.Anxious_wait_to_discover_mystery_buyer_of_community_pub/

Stevia said...

It was great years ago.

Phill said...

Does anyone know what's going to happen to it?

Enquiry made said...

A private sale is being finalised with someone in the pub/restaurant/hotel industry, so don't think there's any chance of another secret mosque being announced in two year's time!

the parkerilla said...

Over the years, particulary after the 2002? refurbishment there has bben talk of it being turned into a Travelodge, anyone taking bets?

Toccs said...

Good buy?

WPeezy said...

Never should've shut down Cagney's

Guest said...

Would anyone put a Travelodge in such a busy, noisy location?...


Mind you, when I heard residential houses were being built opposite, on a triangle of land backing onto and overlooked by a busy railway line on one side, with the station car park on another, and the main road behind, I thought nobody would ever buy a house in such an obviously unsuitable location to live...


...Now I see the occupants of those houses have taken to putting up screens at the bottom of their gardens! Maybe it would have been better if they had viewed their properties with their eyes and ears open?

Tom B said...

terrible place, slobby staff, no atmosphere. This should be the heart of the community, the pride of the community, surely if somebody comes in and bistro's it up it'll be a gold mine.

Seventh Stranger said...

I was quite sad to see The Worcester Park boarded up. You hear of pubs closing down all the time but you expect that to be quiet remote pubs with one man and a dog inside, not your local one by the station which always seemed reasonably busy.
I wasn't a regular customer, maybe popped in every couple of months, but my opinion was always that the building was too big and consequently too expensive to rent / maintain as just a pub. The rear area that would have been Cagny's nightclub when I was a lad was always just empty whenever I was there, there was just too much space.
But, the building is in a perfect place for a pub / restaurant, the foot-fall of residents passing it every day is huge. It's just a shame not enough of them were persuaded to stop off there more regularly. Despite failing, I think there is huge potential for the future.
So, what sort of pub? Well, how about a coffee house at the front (even the "S" word), and a major chain pub restaurant alongside (to get the families in). There's plenty of car parking and it couldn't be easier to get to for pedestrians coming out of the station or walking up the Avenue.
I just hope the current rumours of a deal nearly being done are true and we can look forward to supporting the new venture. Pubs are so important to our culture, we need to make sure we use them to keep them in business.

JC of WP said...

I would not be so sure about this not becoming a potential mosque. Rumour has it that it has been purchased by a Muslim Group for £1.4M who are waiting to see the outcome of the bank chambers application in Worcester Park, just a stones throw away!! and this property has car parking!! Watch out for the application for place of worship around April/May 2013

aninformedperson said...

You are right, I have seen the preliminary plans!!!!!

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